Establishing and sustaining a routine of physical activity can be likened to a savings account – an investment of sorts, in your future quality of life.
People with disabilities
When new clients arrive, we talk to whanau about setting goals, and ensuring there is support in place. It is a great thing to see how the programme impacts in such a positive way.
Sue Jennings has a message for people who invested in a hearing aid several years ago.This is Hearing Awareness Week, and many of those hearing aid users should be getting them out of the draw.
Sometimes hearing loss can deprive a person of important life signals e.g. the kettle boiling, a tap at the door.
A highlight for participants on the Ngā Mara Ātea marae-based cultural day programme at Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton in late 2018 was setting up the Christmas trees in the central business district at Garden Place.
Everyone is different, and the support structures will have to take in whole of life views, says Michael Pulman, one of the clients trialling Enabling Good Lives. “At present we focus too much on care and hours of need. The reality is that it varies, and we need contingencies for people with evolving health needs.”
April Johnson was inspired by her parents and the journey of a family member after a serious car crash. The fish and chips kid of Huntly was destined to find her niche in helping others.
Edith Morris of Hamilton has very few regrets in her life despite getting polio in 1945 when only six months old.
It’s barbecue season and, this summer, national hearing organisation Hearing Therapy, is urging hosts to extend their Kiwi hospitality to guests who have trouble hearing.
For many people, the stress of living with tinnitus can have a big impact on day-to-day life. But Tracy Henderson, a hearing therapist with Life Unlimited Hearing Therapy Services, says it is possible to better manage the stress associated with the condition.