Parkinson's New Zealand

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We provide information, education and support to people with Parkinson's, their carers, families and health professionals throughout NZ.

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  Nationwide In Need Health Education Family Support

Community Educators are employed to provide home visits, support groups, referrals, medication advice, social activities, exercise and educational seminars. We produce resources for people living with, affected by and treating Parkinson's. Our publications, website and 0800 number provide research, news, strategies for daily living and practical information on new products and services.

Before 1982, people with Parkinson's in New Zealand had nowhere to go for information and support about their condition. Over 30 years, we’ve grown to include 20 divisions throughout New Zealand, employing 31 Community Educators. We are advised by a team of neurologists, geriatricians and GPs ensuring that we provide people with Parkinson’s world-class services.

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Parkinson's New Zealand offers information and professional support to people living with Parkinson’s. Our team of Parkinson’s Nurses can provide home visits for personalised sessions.

Parkinson's Nurses work closely with the person with Parkinson’s and their carers to deliver individualised care that upholds their health and lifestyle. Parkinson's Nurses liaise with health professionals that treat Parkinson’s in the community, including speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.

Parkinson’s New Zealand also has support groups for members for sharing their coping strategies, experiences, and is a chance to establish social networks. Programs for people with Parkinson’s include exercise, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, and art or music therapy sessions.

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Colin on 12 Aug 2019
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Peter Mason on 03 Sep 2017
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Peter Mason on 15 Feb 2017
Andrei on 06 Dec 2016
Parkinson's New Zealand

Thank you so very much for your donation. Your gift will help us connect more people to the support they need. Your generosity will also help us continue our Community Educator Service to provide home visits, support groups and other vital services to people living with Parkinson’s. THANK YOU.

Parkinson's New Zealand
BJAJ+M on 25 Oct 2016
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