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National Huntington’s Disease Association Conference 18th to 19th May.
The Huntington’s disease Association is dedicated to ensuring the best care and support is made available to those people and families living with Huntington’s disease.
Their 2013 conference offers an opportunity to bring family/whanau, clinician and researchers together to foster unity and continue the work at enhancing the quality of life for those affected by Huntington’s disease.
Get out there and get involved in six weeks of awesome athletics in Whangarei!
This is a programme for physically & sensory impaired young people (5 years and up). Try out some Paralympic sports, have plenty of fun and get in shape at the same time.
Come and join us at Kensington Park (by the netball courts), Whangarei. Sessions will be running weekly until May 3 on Fridays between 4:15 and 5:15pm. (additional sessions may be offered if there is demand)
Join the action and get rolling at the ASB Leisure Centre, Kensington, Whangarei on 22nd and 23rd June from 8 am to 5 pm.
If you are not there to play you could come along and support our great team!
Check out this Pathway to Success Workshop for anyone who wants to understand and better manage the world of ADHD
Presented by Every Day with ADHD in conjunction with Nga Morehu Whanau Trust, learn how to decrease angry and aggressive behaviour, reduce stress and anxiety. How to provide tools for the future giving recognition and encouragement to positive qualities.
Recently a magazine called Family Care floated across my desk. Its bright colours attracted my interest so curiously I peeked inside.
Family care holds a wealth of information, resources and true stories on a variety of subjects. Some of which include information on downsizing and making plans for an independent retirement, Diabetes support articles and for the Gluten free conscious there is a recipe on savoury scones that are currently reminding me morning tea is almost here.
The Alzheimers Society Northland is running a series of Carer Education seminars in April.
These seminars are designed to give the Home Carer an understanding of dementia, some of the problems they may encounter and ways of coping with them and the many changes they and their loved one may be experiencing.
These Seminars are held from 1 – 4 pm on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of April at Kingston house, Honeheke road, Kerikeri. Call Alzheimers Society Northland on 09-438-7771 for more details.
This Purple Day, Epilepsy New Zealand is quite literally turning purple – and we want you to join us!
You can do anything – just make sure its PURPLE!
There are so many ways to go purple this Purple Day - here are just a few to get you started:
Award winning Matré d Robert Johnston will be the MC for this year’s Alzheimer’s Northland Gala Dinner on Saturday 6th April at Barge Park Events Centre.
They have a fantastic night organised with Masterchef Simon Gault and his Staff from the Nourish Group hosting this year’s event. For those budding professional cooks we have an extra treat with Simon doing a 45 minute Master class! What a chance of a lifetime!
PRESS RELEASE: 19 February 2013 - Saving Downs: Important win secured with revised screening guidelines
Saving Downs has secured a number of important and welcome changes to the national screening programme for Down syndrome.
Last week new guidelines were formally issued by the National Screening Unit. These were revised following the upholding of our complaint to the Health and Disability Commissioner in 2010.
Buying your petrol at ‘Z’ petrol stations will not only mean you get fuel at a good price but you can also support ‘NorthAble LYNKS’ and the ‘Brain Injury Association Northland’ by choosing who to give your little orange token to as part of ‘Z’s “Good in the Hood” during March.