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Parkinson’s, MS and Sleep Disorders

By MS Admin | 11/12/2020

By Charlotte Ackroyd Recently, I was watching an episode of The West Wing, in which the President (played by Martin Sheen) has relapsing-remitting MS. The President complains of not being able to sleep and having long periods of insomnia. As a person with MS, I shouted at the TV, “Of course you have insomnia! You…

Member Update

By Lina | 25/11/2020

We are pleased to announce the appointment our new Executive Manager Karla Gunby who will be taking up the operational leadership and management of MS & Parkinson’s Canterbury from 11th January 2021. Karla Gunby comes to us with a broad range of skills in community development, funding and finance, facilitation and development of community programmes…

Oceans of Hope 2021

By Lance Hastie | 16/11/2020

Oceans of Hope are still taking sign ups for 2021! The team is once again setting sail from Auckland on 5th April 2021 to the 9th April on Steinlager 2. It’s a fantastic chance to do something totally different, that few people get the opportunity to do! There are only 22 places for people with…

Contact Tracing Without A Smart Phone

By Lina | 09/09/2020

We know that many of our members don’t have smart phones that can utilise the Government’s Track and Trace App. However, we have found that Regional Public Health have come up with this contact tracing booklet. It seems like a small thing, but the more precautions we take, the safer we’ll be. The events of…

Street Appeal 2020

By Lina | 08/09/2020

Thank you so much to all our volunteers, helpers and donators who gave their time and money to help our Street Appeal be a success. Although we did have to scale back our efforts fairly considerably from previous years, we have noticed that people were still generous. We want to thank those sites that did…

Protocol Under Level 2

By Lina | 13/08/2020

As you will know, the COVID 19 Alert Levels changed from midday on the 12th August from Level One to Level Two. We want to assure our members that we are still open and we are adhering to government guidelines. Our exercise classes will be continuing, with required spacing between attendees. The Open Gym is…

July 2020 Newsletter and Street Appeal Volunteer Forms

By Lina | 05/08/2020

Find our July Newsletter here! It is once again produced in house, but we do endeavor to bring you the same high quality that you’re used to. If you have read the Newsletter and want to volunteer for our Annual Street Appeal, you can find the Volunteer Form here. You can fill that out and…

2019 – 2020 Annual Report

By Lina | 30/07/2020

The Annual Report was presented at the Annual General Meeting, Monday 27th July, 2020. Inside are the President’s Report, the Manager’s Report, Statement of Service Report, the Treasurer’s report and the full Financials for the financial year. Please feel free to take a look here.

Reopening for Level 1

By Lina | 09/06/2020

Hello everyone We are in Level 1! We are very pleased to announce a gradual return to exercise groups. Nordic walking has already begun again, with yoga classes close behind. From this Wednesday June 10, Parkinson’s Power starts at the gym at 10 am, and we hear that folks are keen to get going. Open…

Renew your Entertainment Book membership!

By Lina | 27/05/2020

We are fundraising with Entertainment and 2019 memberships are about to expire! Purchase now and receive a $10 Countdown gift voucher for a single city or a $20 Countdown voucher for a multi city app. Your membership will last for 12 months from the day you purchase it, and as an added bonus you will…