Specialised Smoke Alarms for People with Hearing Impairment

27 May 2020 – With winter upon us and heaters and fires blazing, it’s an appropriate time to share some information about specialised smoke alarms for people with a hearing impairment. All conventional smoke alarms in NZ emit a high pitched sound which can be difficult for people with age or noise related hearing loss…

Read more

Pitfalls to self-isolation when you cannot hear

You might be in self-isolation, but you are not alone! In the last few weeks we have seen COVID-19 reach pandemic levels. New Zealand is in lockdown and, apart from essential services, we are all staying at home in our bubbles. During this time, we don’t want people with hearing loss to feel unsupported. You…

Read more

Coronavirus COVID-19 Service Updates

We know this is a difficult time for many of our Life Unlimited clients who are vulnerable either through mobility issues, age, have a permanent or temporary disability, or are recovering from an accident or post hospital treatment. Our teams at Life Unlimited, Mobility Centre and Altogether Autism are here to help you or your…

Read more

Life Unlimited responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety and wellbeing of our clients, customers, families, whānau and our staff is now, more than ever, a key priority for us in our communities. We want to let you know what Life Unlimited, Altogether Autism, Mobility Centre and Hearing Therapy, are doing in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognise that some of our…

Read more
John McIntosh

Community awards for long-standing advocates

John McIntosh was born with scoliosis – or curvature of the spine – although John’s never let his disability slow him down. But, he admits, as he gets older his disability is having a bigger impact on daily life.

Read more

Safety concerns for mobility scooter users

The ever increasing number of mobility scooters and power chairs now on footpaths do provide independence for the users but Waikato charitable trust Life Unlimited is concerned some people using them are doing so unsafely.

Read more

The gift of music benefits Robert’s protegés

8 July 2019 – Robert Mullen of Hamilton is a music teacher with a gift which sets him apart from other musicians. He knows how to bring out the best in students with learning or intellectual disabilities so much so that many of his protegés have arguably become better than their master. He has helped…

Read more

Would you hear your smoke alarm?

Smoke alarms are essential for home safety but, for the one in six New Zealanders who live with a hearing loss, there’s a risk they cannot hear ordinary smoke alarms. That’s why it’s not only important to check that smoke alarms are working, it’s also important to ensure you can hear them as well, says…

Read more

Information for people who have experienced a stroke

According to the New Zealand Stroke Foundation, over 9000 kiwis experience a stroke each year – that’s 24 people every day. Strokes often occur without warning, and the impacts can last a lifetime. A stroke is caused by a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, and can commonly result in hemiparesis…

Read more