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Parkinsonism Society Tauranga Inc

PO Box 714
Seventh Ave

Tauranga 3140

Community Educators:

Glennis Best  (Tauranga / Western BoP)
Phone: (021 840 808
Whakatane, Waihau Bay, Pukehina, Mount Manganui, Tauranga Central, Taneatua, Te Puke, Welcome Bay, Papamoa

Liz Rapley-Jones (Northwestern BoP)
Phone: (021) 844 566
Waihi Beach, Bethlehem, Omokoroa, Judea, Greeton, Katikati, Otumoetai, Pyes Pa, Oropi, Ohauiti

Co-ordinator: Mary Reid
Phone: (027) 468 0433

We aim to provide accessible and authoritative information, education and support services, for all people living with, affected by, and who are treating Parkinsonism conditions.

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

Our community educators provide support for people with Parkinson's, their families/whanau and carers, and will liaise with other community services to avoid duplication of services as necessary.

TAURANGA EXERCISE CLASSES Every Friday 10.30am at the Citizens Club, corner Cameron Rd and Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga.  The class is run by a registered physiotherapist and followed by a 'cuppa'.

PAPAMOA EXCERCISE CLASS Every Monday 10:30am at Papamoa Rec Centre, off Tara Rd

KATIKATI EXCERCISE CLASS Every Thursday 10:30am at Summerset by the Sea, Beach Rd, Katikati and is run by a registered physiotherapist.

TAURANGA CARERS MEETINGS All carers are welcome to attend these meetings.  They are held at the Citizens Club, corner Cameron Rd and Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga while the exercise class is on 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 enviroment.

TAURANGA PARKINSONIAN ONLY MEETINGS Meetings are held at the Citizens Club, corner Cameron Rd and Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga held quarterly. 

UPBEAT UNDER 65’s MEETING for those who have Parkinsonism and their spouse/partner who are under 65 years. Meetings are held bii-monthly for all attendees with separate meetings for spouse/partner and Parkinsonians bi-annually.

ADULT CHILDREN SUPPORT MEETING whose parent/s have a chronic illness.  Third Thursday of the month held in association with Alzheimers Tauranga. 

BRAIN WAVES GROUP - TAURANGA SPEECH CLASSES Held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. For further information please phone our speech therapist Robin matthews on 07 579 8783 or 027 326 1464

KATIKATI RED TULIP SUPPORT MEETINGS are held quarterly in Katikati, for all members, carers, and interested persons. 

TAURANGA RED TULIP MEETINGS - support meeting is for all people living with Parkinson's daily held each month in Tauranga on the second Tuesday of the month at the Tauranga Citizen’s Club.

WHAKATANE RED TULIP MEETINGS - support meeting is held for all people living with Parkinson's daily held each month in Whakatane on the third Wednesday of the month. 

OPOTIKI MEETINGS are held bi-monthly. 




Parkinson's Tauranga would like to thank our funders and supporters

     Disability Community Trust - Whakatane




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