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Canterbury Region

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Providing professional support and services for people with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s in Canterbury.

The Society provides the following services:

Home Visit Services

  • Home visit to people who are newly diagnosed with MS or Parkinson's by a Resource Nurse
  • Free follow-up home visits as requested

Support

  • Support and information for members, their family, friends, caregivers, health professionals, employers and work colleagues
  • Up-to-date, evidence based information on MS and Parkinson’s
  • Referrals to health professionals for assessment and assistance with daily living
  • Counselling and/or referrals to appropriate counselling agencies
  • Assessment for Total Mobility taxi vouchers

Activities

  • Physiotherapist available to instruct on exercises designed specifically for individuals with MS and Parkinson’s
  • Social Activity Programme for an opportunity to meet others
  • Gym Facility Programme for individual and group exercises and assessment

Resources

  • Educational Workshops on various aspects of MS or Parkinson’s
  • Quarterly Newsletter posted to members and available on-line
  • Resource Library with informative books, videos, pamphlets and articles available on a wide range of topics

What's happening in Canterbury

Parkinson's Awareness Week is 1-7 November. 

For additional information on the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society of Canterbury, including services offered, up-coming fundraising events, workshops and classes, please visit www.ms-pd.org.nz.

Contacts

Address: 3/49 Sir William Pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch
Postal: PO Box 20567, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8543

Phone: 03 366 2857
Fax:03 379 7286
Website: www.ms-pd.org.nz
Email: support@ms-pd.org.nz

Society Manager
Name: Robin Furley
(03) 366 2857 ext. 2
robin.furley@ms-pd.org.nz

Parkinson’s Resource Nurse
Name: Anna Fraser
(03) 366 2857 ext. 4
pnurse@ms-pd.org.nz

Physiotherapist
Name: Leila Shatahmasebi
(03) 366 2857 ext. 1
physio@ms-pd.org.nz

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