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‘Getting Out There’ - The Empowerment Starts Here

Published August 01st 2014, Posted in National ‘Getting Out There’ - The Empowerment Starts Here

‘Getting Out There’ – A guide to ‘Getting Out There’ for people with disabilities, older people and their families/whanau.

The Empowerment Starts Here, with you – read this year’s awesome stories from people who share their experiences.  They will not only inspire and encourage you to ‘Get Out There’ but you will be empowered by the knowledge and information you can gain when you read this awesome publication.  There is a lot available to you in Northland that it is worth ‘Getting Out There’ for including support groups, exercise groups or you may like to try out a hydrotherapy class.

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MND – Sharn McNeill’s Ironman

Published July 29th 2014, Posted in National MND – Sharn McNeill’s Ironman

At the age of 31 years most of us would not expect to be diagnosed with a debilitating disease like Motor Neurone Disease.

Australian Sharn McNeill’s Ironman dream, and her world were shaken up but Sharn wouldn’t let her goal of completing the ultimate physical challenge be destroyed.

Join Sunday Night reporter Denham Hitchcock as he follows Sharn’s Australian Ironman bid which was shown on TV One’s Sunday programme on July 27th 2014 in New Zealand:  https://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/a/24291758/motor-neurone-disease-sharns-last-wish/

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Getting Out There 2014

Published July 25th 2014, Posted in Northland Getting Out There 2014

The latest edition of ‘Getting Out There’ will be published with the Northern Advocate on Tuesday 29th July 2014 and this year it promises to be even bigger and better.

As with the two previous versions of ‘Getting Out There’ this will be a valuable booklet to keep handy.  It is a guide to ‘Getting Out There’, for people with disabilities, older people and their families. 

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More space means more programmes at Alzheimer’s unit

Published July 25th 2014, Posted in Northland More space means more programmes at Alzheimer’s unit

Northland Alzheimer’s Society is set to open the doors of its new million-dollar facility in September. The building opens on September 12, but the moving has already begun with offices being relocated from their old 130sq m building on Western Hills Dr, to the new 568sq m facility on Corks Rd, Tikipunga.

Lack of space was the main reason for the new build with constant overcrowding at the old facility.

“We were tripping over each other at the old building,” said general manager Kevin Salmon. “With more space we will have more room and, hopefully, it will increase the number of day programmes we can offer.” 

Read the Northern Advocate article here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11298296

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Parkinson’s July Newsletter and Facts About Tremor

Published July 25th 2014, Posted in National Parkinson’s July Newsletter and Facts About Tremor

Parkinson’s Northland share their July Newsletter with updates from the office and your Community Educators.

Be sure to make a note of the new venue for your monthly support group meetings, and if you are newly diagnosed and under 65 there is a get together being held on Sunday July 27th at Jolt Café, more information on the events calendar here.

This month there is also a very informative fact sheet included on Parkinson’s and Tremor. Parkinsons_and_Tremor_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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Disability Issues in the Far North

Published July 24th 2014, Posted in Northland Disability Issues in the Far North

At recent meetings people were concerned about lack of choice and or quality in delivery of Respite Care, Community Participation and Daily Vocational Service in the Far North.

We wish to have feedback from people with Disabilities, Parents of Children/adults with Disabilities, Carers and other interested parties on your issues.

Our intention is to gather data to provide us with information about what is currently available and what you the people want in terms of respite services and community participation services in the Far North. With this information we will be able to put a strong case before appropriate Government Ministries.

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Northland EnCompass Heads South

Published July 24th 2014, Posted in National Northland EnCompass Heads South

The following is a media release from NorthAble dated 15 July 2014.  The Northern Advocate newspaper article published 21st July 2014 can be read here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11296806

Northland EnCompass Heads South

A Northland Needs Assessment Service Coordination organisation has thought outside the square to deliver services in a different way to benefit their clients – now the programme is being piloted elsewhere in New Zealand.

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Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference

Published July 22nd 2014, Posted in National Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference

“Once one has that mind change, things become incredibly clear…like finally taking your head out of a helmet of fog.”

Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference - read about our CEO’s ‘aha’ moment and the resulting clarity that has propelled him back to his office chair.

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Key findings from the 2013 NZ Disability Survey

Published July 11th 2014, Posted in National

In 2013, Statistics New Zealand carried out their fourth national survey on disability.

Data from this, the most comprehensive source of information on disabled people in New Zealand, is currently being released and the first publication focuses on the prevalence of disability across population subgroups and on disability rates for specific impairment types.


Key findings from the survey show that in Northland 19 percent of our population have physical limitations and 7 percent have learning difficulties – both higher than the national rates of 14 percent and 4 percent, respectively. 

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MS Northland’s June Newsletter

Published July 10th 2014, Posted in Northland MS Northland’s June Newsletter

Read the MS Northland June Newsletter here for loads of information, updates from the office, research roundup and great stories.

There are all sorts of activities available for you to join in and keep yourself moving as well as notices regarding the MS Annual Street Appeal dates and what is available for you to borrow from the MS Library if you prefer to remain indoors in the winter time.

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