Back to top anchor

Parkinson's Taranaki

On this page

    Taranaki Parkinson's Nurses

    Jess Taranaki

    Name: Jessica Sklenars

    Title: Parkinson's Nurse

    Area: Taranaki South

    Email: jess.sklenars@parkinsons.org.nz

    Phone: 027 218 3228


    Taranaki Office Contact

    Address: 28 Young Street, New Plymouth, 4310

    Phone: 06 759 0019

    Postal: PO Box 5015, New Plymouth, 4343


    Taranaki Regular Meetings

    Support Group Meeting

    First Tuesday of every second month 
    •    Please bring a gold coin as Koha (gift/donation)
    Meet at 10 am at the De Burgh's Lodge, Lawry St, Moturoa. Guest Speaker begins at 10.00 am

    Meeting Dates: December 1, Jan/Feb Dates to be confirmed.

    South Taranaki Support Group Meeting 

    Third Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am – 12 midday (morning tea & Guest Speaker) 
    Meet at the St John's Presbyterian Church Foyer on the Corner of Argyle and High Street, Hawera. 


    Meeting Dates: December 16, Jan/Feb Dates to be confirmed. For more information, contact Jess Sklenars, Parkinson’s Nurse.

    Carers Meeting

    Last Tuesday of the month
    Meet at 1.30 pm at Aromas Coffee Lounge, Devon St East.


    Meeting Dates: No December meeting, Jan/Feb Dates to be confirmed.


    Taranaki Young Parkinson's's Group (TYP)

    10 Pin Social Evening 

    First Tuesday evening every month.
    A social gathering for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's before the age of 65.
    Meet at 7.00 pm at the Bowlarama 10 Pin Bowling Centre, Devon St West. There is a choice of either 10 Pin Bowling or a game of Mini Putt - if you are bowling remember to bring your socks. 

    Meeting Dates: December 1, Feb 2.


    Taranaki Exercise Sessions

    Counterpunch Parkinsons

    Monday and Wednesday from 11.00 am - 12 noon 
    •    Please pay $5 per session at reception
    A non-contact boxing-based exercise designed for people living with Parkinson's.
    Sessions are held at the Box Office Boxing Gym, 106 Leach St, below Supercheap Auto.

    Extra class being added for Fridays from 10.30 am to 11.30 am.

    Jake, our Head Coach, can collect people who may have transport issues.  Phone 7575884 or contact Jake directly on 021 801431
     

    NB: There is NO Counterpunch on Public Holidays. The last session is on Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020, restarting on Jan 4, 2021.

     YOGA Session

    Every Thursday from 10.00 - 11.30 am 
    •    Please bring a gold coin as payment
    Yoga tailored to the needs of the participants - for all members, North & South 
    Yoga sessions are held at DeBurgh's's Lodge, Lawry St, Moturoa, NP

    The last session is on Thursday, Dec 17, 2020, restarting on Jan 14, 2021.

     Walk for Parkinson's

    Every Friday morning, starting at 9.00 am.
    Meet at the Buller St Carpark at East End Beach.
    This is a group walk done at your own pace, to the Wind Wand and back. This distance takes an average of 40 minutes.

    The last session is on Friday, Dec 18, 2020, restarting on Jan 15, 2021.

    Swimming Session

    Every Tuesday from 11.30 until 1.00 pm 
    •    Please pay $2.00 if you have a Gold Card or a Green Card - others $5.00
    Streamline Swim Academy - 55a Rimu St. Heated 18m four-lane pool open to People with Parkinson's and a carer/support person you to swim/walk lengths, or wallow.
    The Wai Coffee Bar & Deli is alongside with pool viewing windows for those who do not wish to swim.

    The last session is on Monday, Dec 21, 2020, restarting on Feb 1, 2021.

    Newsletter(s)

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