Sandra Wood describes herself as forthright, and it’s her frank outspokenness that makes the Gisborne local an ideal candidate for a national disabled leadership group.
People with disabilities
Some people living with hearing impairment may benefit from assistive hearing and alerting equipment. These can support individuals to remain active in the community; help with work or study; or enable them to remain living safely in their home.
Tertiary education can give you the necessary skills and provide a pathway to your chosen career. Learn about the types of support available to students, including financial support, scholarships and disability services.
No one could accuse Sally Marston of wasting her time, with commitments almost every day of the week to social groups, sport and volunteering.
Take a look at some of the support options available if you need help when you visit or phone Work and Income.
Having your hearing tested is a “smart idea” if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s the message Life Unlimited hearing therapist Sue Jennings had for members of the Hamilton diabetes support group who gathered at the Hamilton RSA on 24 July.
Did you know every year 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 injure themselves in a fall? The risk rises to one in two for those over 80. But falls aren’t part of the ageing process. Most are preventable.
Eve Ruth is warm and friendly. She’s a good listener and happy to have a chat – all the qualities that make for a good friend. But after managing a long illness, Eve found the friendships she once enjoyed had vanished. An adult education programme in Hamilton called Life Friends has set her on the path to making and sustaining new connections.
Freedom Nathan tells it like it is with an infectious sense of humour. She’s a farm girl who likes to go fishing and hunting with her cousins. The fact she completely lost her sight age 5 hasn’t stopped her living life to the full.
It’s like going into training – to get the best out of your hearing devices you need to prepare, you need to practise and you need to be realistic, says hearing therapist Tracy Henderson.