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How Parkinson’s New Zealand helps
Parkinson's New Zealand offers information and professional support to people living with Parkinson’s. Our team of Parkinson’s Community Educators can provide home visits for personalised sessions.
Community Educators work closely with the person with Parkinson’s and their carers to develop a medical plan that upholds their health and lifestyle. Community Educators 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.