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A service covering Wairoa through to Central Hawke's Bay, that uses a co-ordinated, multi-disciplinary approach involving health professionals and organisations to assist with situations involving abuse and neglect.
Age Concern's mission is to work together to promote quality of life for older people. Napier Age Concern provides a range of services to older people including:
- Information, advocacy and advice
- Home visits with assessment
- Total Mobility assessments
- Transport and support
- Social and luncheon group each monday
- Home services including Hair dressing and handypersons
- Weekly shopping trips
- Provion of Life Tubes and walking sticks
- Sit & Be Fit exercise class
- Tai Chi exercise class
- 90 (years) Plus Club
- BYO Craft group
- Swimming group (summer)
- Drives and Outings
Age Concern is an organisation that advocates quality of life for older people and promotes active positive ageing.
We offer the following services, Home handyman, transport (48 hours notice required) to doctors, hospitals,shopping etc. Companionship, social lunches, morning teas, home visits, hospital visits and support.
Outings, bus trips and other social outings on a regular basis.
All Age Concern Branches have knowledge of their local area and can provide advice and information about services that are available for older people. A range of services and health promotion activities are provided locally by all Age Concerns.
|Community Organisations||A voluntary organisation of caring and friendly people dedicated to improving the lifestyle and welfare of older people.|
Diabetes NZ Hawkes Bay is a community organisation supporting people in HB who have diabetes and their families. Our aim is to support people in their learning about diabetes management, so that they can control their blood glucose levels and prevent long term damage and complications. We are also committed to raising awareness of type 2 diabetes in the community and ways to prevent it.
Age Concern is dedicated to "Empowering the Elderly Community to have a Quality of Life of Their Choosing".
Mobility Scooter awareness workshops/courses available at regular intervals or date and time to suit for groups.Free booklet available on request.
Services available Details
|Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts||
Hospital, doctor and/or home visits, time by arrangement to suit both parties. Advocacy when dealing with Govt Dept and Health Service Providers. Support on request by those who need support at any appointment.
We can assist with transport to various appointments, shopping trips, luncheon outings and other cultural trips. Advanced notice is appreciated. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for hire at a small fee.
|Fitness and Recreation||
Tai Chi class, 11am Tuesday mornings. Indoor bowls on Tuesday afternoons. "Sit and be Fit" class on a Wednesday, guest speakers, craft making fun or just sit and enjoy the company of others. (More details further down in the page)
We can refer people to the appropriate service.
Injury Prevention Consultant is available to work with other community organisations to develop injury prevention interventions. Home injury prevention, Falls prevention, road, sport & recreation injury prevention covered. Print resources available to.
ACC covers New Zealanders who have had an injury - at home, at work on the road or on the sporting field. We are responsible for providing care and rehabilitation. It is also our responsibility to educate everyone on injury prevention.
There are two Injury Prevention Consultants in Hawke's Bay - John Paterson looks after Work Injury Prevention and Sally Phelps works with the community on home, road, sport and water safety.
Sally Phelps is available to talk to community groups on injury prevention and is available to give practical sessions too.
The Hearing Association Incorporated is a New Zealand wide non-profit organisation, providing a variety of support, information and educational services for people with a hearing impairment.
We can help with -Hearing Tests, basic repairs to Hearing Aids, advice about Telephone and Television adapters, information on Tinnitus and Menier's disease.
A hearing impairment is not a visible handicap and so does not arouse public sympathy, but it can have a devastating effect on everyday life, Good aural rehabilitaion given at the right time can prevent a hearing loss becoming a serious handicap.
We can help you with, Hearing Test - basic - including advice and information for free. Advice and help with Hearing Aids. Give information about assistive listening devices
Clinics Monday Wedneday and Thursday in Hastings and Tuesdays in Napier a service for any hearing impairment
In New Zealand around 35% of vision loss is preventable. Raising awareness about blindness and our member's abilities and needs is key to reducing prejudices and misunderstandings in the community. The RNZFB is the primary source of information on blindness awareness and prevention. It provides awareness training to specific groups and works with employers to remove barriers in the workplace.
New members need to meet criteria which is visual acuity not exceeding 6/24 in the better eye with corrective lenses or have serious limitations in your field of vision, not greater than 20 degrees in the widest diameter. Once a member support is provided for independent living, safety, access to reference materials, instruction of new techniques to continue daily tasks and also to provide adaptive technology advice.
Fortnightly social group and regular outings for members in Napier. Active Adults for all Hawkes Bay members meet four times a year. The Blind Blokes group meet monthly.
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand is a Deaf-led, not-for-profit organisation formed more than 30 years ago by D/deaf New Zealanders. The organisation focuses on promoting Awareness of, Access to and Advancement of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) – to help strengthen the rights of Deaf people and give them the confidence to be an active part of society. As the only nationwide provider of services to Deaf people, Deaf Aotearoa provides information on a range of services, including legal advice, education opportunities and employment issues.
Deaf Aotearoa also works with government agencies, businesses and other organisations to provide information and resources on life for Deaf New Zealanders, the Deaf community and NZSL.