Taranaki Community Educator Team
Name: Jill Richmond
Area: Taranaki South
Phone: (027) 218 3228
Name: Carol Wells
Area: Taranaki North
Phone: (027) 218 2699
Taranaki Office Contact
Address: 28 Young Street, New Plymouth, 4310 Phone: 06 759 0019 Postal: PO Box 5015, New Plymouth, 4343
This is a non-contact boxing-based exercise specifically designed for people living with Parkinsons.. Participants take part in a variety of purpose- built exercise sessions crafted to promote purposeful movement, build strength in your arms and legs, correct posture and increase energy.
Every Monday & Wednesday at 11.00am at the Box Office Boxing, 106 Leach St, below Supercheap Auto.
Purchase a 10 session card for $50.00 - one off free trial available, talk to the Box Office reception staff
Held each Thursday, at DeBurghs Lodge, Lawry St (next to Moturoa Four Square) beginning at 10am.
Classes will not be held during School Holidays. Southern members are invited to attend.
Instructor: Catherine O'Neil will take us through relaxation exercises and some gentle stretches, both of which are beneficial for people with Parkinsons. These free classes are specifically for our members and their carers.
CHECK THE NEWSLETTER FOR YOGA DATES
WALK FOR PARKINSONS
Weekly walk on the coastal walkway - Fridays 9.00am
Meet at the East End Carpark, Buller St and enjoy the walk to the Wind Wand and back. Set your own pace and enjoy the fresh sea air and stunning coastline. This distance takes approximately 40 minutes .
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
This is held on the first Tuesday of every second month at DeBurghs Lodge, Lawry St (next to Moturoa Four Square) beginning at 10.30am.
All members are welcome. A guest speaker is invited each month covering topics of interest. Cup of tea/coffee provided.
Refer to latest newsletter below for guest speaker.
CARERS GROUP MEETING
This is held on the last Tuesday of every second month. This is an informal social group meeting for carers of people with Parkinsons to chat and share experiences.
Meetings are at Aroma's Coffee Lounge, Devon Street East (opposite Cycle Inn) at 1.30 pm
TARANAKI YOUNG PARKINSON'S (TYP) GROUP
10-PIN SOCIAL EVENING
1st Tuesday evening every month at 7.00pm
Bowlerama 10-Pin Bowling Centre, Devon Street West, New Plymouth
Come for a quick chat and/or play one or two games (numbers dependent)
You will need to bring your own socks
This is going to be a regular get-together with an aim towards socialising, a chance to tell stories, and enjoy some camaraderie with fellow 'Parkies' and their support crew (partners/friends/kids etc)
WAITARA BUDDY GROUP LUNCHEON
This is held on the last Thursday of each month commencing at 11.45am.
The venue is the Raleigh Restaurant,16 Queen St, Waitara (opposite the Library)
Check the newletter for the next luncheon date or any cancellations
A social activity is held and you are encouraged to come along and join fellow members.
Please check the newsletter each month for the times and dates of South Taranaki group meetings and outings.
Future outings are added as they are organised/confirmed. Your Social Action Group puts a lot of time into ensuring the social outings are suitable for all People with Parkinson's so come on out and join in.
Parkinson's Taranaki would like to thank our funders and supporters