Living at home with family and whānau

Living at home with family and whānau can be a great option for people with disabilities. The advantages are being able to enjoy a stable, familiar home environment with people who care.

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Tertiary education and training

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.

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A busy life for Sally

No one could accuse Sally Marston of wasting her time, with commitments almost every day of the week to social groups, sport and volunteering.

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Live stronger for longer by staying active

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.

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Eve conquers her fears with Life Friends

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.

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Question Time with Freedom

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.

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Training to get hearing again

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.

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