Parkinsons Society Soc Inc

The PARKINSONISM SOCIETY  Inc

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PO Box 714
Seventh Ave
Tauranga 3140

About Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s is a slowly progressive neurological condition which occurs when insufficient quantities of the chemical Dopamine are produced in the brain.  The primary symptoms are tremor, slowness of movement, stiffness of muscles and poor balance. One in every 500 people in New Zealand has Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s New Zealand
Parkinson’s New Zealand is the only organisation dedicated to working for people with Parkinson’s, their spouses, carers, whanau and health professionals.
For more information and links to other useful sites, go to the Parkinsons New Zealand website – www.parkinsons.org.nz
The Bay of Plenty Division
Our division covers the area from Waihi Beach to East Cape in the Bay of Plenty. We provide support for people with Parkinson’s, their spouses, carers and whanau including:

  •     Home visits in a person’s own home of choice
  •     Assisting people to access services to which they are entitled within the community
  •     Total mobility assessment
  •     Education, support, encouragement
  •     Regular meetings and support groups including exercise classes

The Bay of Plenty division holds regular meetings and support groups. Please contact the division for further details.

Tauranga / Western BoPCommunity Educator

P: (07) 218 0620                         E: educator.bopwest@parkinsons.org.nz


Whakatane / Eastern BoPCommunity Educator

P: (07) 219 0818                         E: educator.bopeast@parkinsons.org.nz

 

Co-ordinator / Administration:
Mary Reid
Phone: (027) 468 0433                 tauranga@parkinsons.org.nz
The Community Educators are also available to speak to groups and service organisations to inform and raise the awareness of Parkinson’s as we aim to provide accessible and authoritive information, education and support services, for all people living with, affected by, and who are treating Parkinsonism conditions. Our community educators provide support for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers and will liaise with other community services to avoid duplication of services as necessary.

 

Our division has support groups for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their carers/family/whanau, covering the area from Waihi Beach to East Cape in the BoP.  We offer a community educator service, and offer speech and exercise classes, as well as carer support and general support meetings and a bi-monthly newsletter to members.

 

 

TAURANGA EXERCISE CLASSES– Fridays 10.30am @ the Citizens Club, cnr Cameron Rd & Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga.

 

KATIKATI EXERCISE CLASSES – Thursdays 10.00am @ Summerset by the Sea, 181 Park Rd, Katikati.

 

PAPAMOA EXERCISE CLASS– Mondays 10.30am @Papamoa Recreation Centre, off Tara Rd, Papamoa.

NBEXERCISES CLASSES are all run by a qualified person

 

TAURANGA CARERS MEETINGS– All carers are welcome to attend these meetings, held @ the Citizens Club, cnr Cameron Rd & Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga during the Friday exercise class, and gives a valuable chance to share and learn about living Parkinson’s and to learn about caring for the carer in a safe and caring environment

 

TAURANGA PARKINSONIAN ONLY MEETINGS – are held @ the Citizens Club, cnr Cameron Rd & Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga instead of the exercise classwhen planned and are held quarterly, with discussions covering anything in the Parkinsonian ONLY group

 

TAURANGA SPEECH CLASSES / BRAIN WAVES CHOIR- These sessions arein short blocks on a Wednesdays by Robin Matthews, of Allied Health ph 07 579 8733

 

TAURANGA RED TULIP / SUPPORT MEETINGS – are held bi-monthly on the second Tuesday of the month, at the Tauranga Citizen’s Club, cnr Cameron Rd and 13th Ave, Tauranga for all members, carers, and interested persons

 

KATIKATI RED TULIP / SUPPORT MEETINGS – are held quarterly, at the Katikati Resource Centre, Beach Rd, Katikati for all members, carers, and interested persons

 

WHAKTANE RED TULIP / SUPPORT MEETINGS – are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at the Knox Centre, Domain Rd, Whakatane for all members, carers, and interested persons.

 

UNDER 65s UPBEAT Group / Understanding Parkinson’s by“Belief in Education Attitude and Treatment” – NB meetingare held monthly in the evenings or weekends as many people are still working during the day.

 

DO Contact our friendly staff for more information on information, meetings and events

 

 

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