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    Taranaki Parkinson's Nurses

    Name: Carol Wells

    Title: Parkinson's Nurse

    Area: Taranaki North

    Email: carol.wells@parkinsons.org.nz

    Phone: 027 218 2699


    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's Lodge, Lawry St, Moturoa. Guest Speaker begins at 10.00 am
    Meeting Dates: 4 August (Topic: Falls Prevention) 6 October.

    South Taranaki Support Group Meeting 

    Third Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am – 12 midday (morning tea & Guest Speaker) 
    Meet at the St Johns Presbyterian Church Foyer on the Corner of Argyle and High Street, Hawera. 
    Meeting Dates: 15 July (Meet and greet), 19 August

    Carers Meeting

    Last Tuesday of the month
    Meet at 1.30 pm at Aromas Coffee Lounge, Devon St East
    Meeting Dates: 28 July, 25 August, 29 September

    Waitara Luncheon

    Last Thursday of the month.
    Meet at 11.45 am at the Raleigh Restaurant, 
    16 Queen St, Waitara 
    Luncheon Dates: 30 July, 27 August

    Mindfulness Session

    First Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am
    •    Please bring a gold coin as payment
    Come and gain the benefit of what mindfulness can bring to your life. The power of mindfulness and meditation in a group is phenomenal. 
    Meeting Dates:

    7 July - Manadon Village Hall, Manadon St, Spotswood

    4 August - De Burgh's's Lodge, Lawry St, Moturoa (follows Support Group) 


    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: 7 July, 4 August


    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 the Box Office Boxing Gym, 106 Leach St, below Supercheap Auto.
    NB: There is NO Counterpunch on Public Holidays

     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

     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.

    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.

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