SERVICES Services available through the Field Worker include information, support, advocacy, problem solving, genetic testing referral, education, public relations, assistance to people with HD, caregivers, people at risk, family members, friends, employers or community members. Regular meetings and social contact.
www.everybody.co.nz This website contains information about health issues, health research, nutritian, and support groups. Really worth exploring.
International Older Persons Day is a day to celebrate the place of older people in our society. “Visibility drives out ageism. Today’s older people are ageing better than ever before. Events showing healthy and vibrant older people enjoying themselves are the best way to drive out the old images of ‘the elderly’ as passive victims. … Continued
For people with bleeding disorders and their families. Services available: Information; Educational Material; Supportive Programmes; Outreach Service; Youth Camps; Family Camps. The Outreach Worker can be contacted at 0508 FACTOR.(0508 322867)
The Christchurch City Mission is a Christian Social Service Agency (a branch of Anglican Social Services).The Mission offers support and general help to the disadvantaged, including the elderly. They operate Night Shelter for men and women, and offer Alcohol and Drug Counselling Service. Have Thorpe house to assist people over 17 years old to detox … Continued
The role of the Rapuora Nurses is to support and educate Whanau to self manage their health issues. They work with Whanau who have or are at risk of: Heart disease Respiratory disorders Diabetes They work alongside clients and Whanau to find out how to best support the management and improvement of their health and … Continued
The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust is a registered charitable trust formed to provide free, elective day surgery and medical consultations for some people in our Canterbury community who would otherwise not have access to such services. Surgical services include: Colonoscopy General surgery (abdominal & lower colorectal surgery ) Gynaecology & women’s health Ophthalmology (eyes) Orthopaedics … Continued
The Green Prescription (GRx) programme is run by Sport Canterbury and is for people wanting support & guidance with increasing their level of activity. This free service talks individuals through their current level of activity, helps them set realistic goals & develop an activity plan suited to their individual needs & lifestyle. Four months of … Continued
Physical Sense is a public gym adjacent to a Physiotherapy Clinic. Centre for Senior Wellbeing Dedicated allied health professionals who provide services to the elderly, on the premises and at home if required. They offer classes for the following: Stroke Patients Diabetes Patients The elderly Osteoporosis patients Intermittent Claudication Classes generate a great atmosphere and … Continued
Diabetes Christchurch INC. provides support, help and information to people with diabetes, their families and friends. Ring the number above for support group contacts. The Shop, which is open Monday to Fridays 9am-4pm, sells a variety of products, for further information ring 378 6266. Also run exercise armchair classes Friday mornings 10.30-11.30am at the Clinic … Continued