These fabulous young people (Matt, Jacob, Maddie, Danielle, Charlotte) volunteered to be Youth Leaders at the Arthritis New Zealand camp in April. They commandeered the head bands to ensure the younger kids recognised them.
It was amazing to watch them acting like ‘Pied Pipers’ as their young charges followed them around. They ensured that everyone participated in the fun activities even if it meant carrying someone down to the hydro slide and back up. This was volunteering to extreme limits and the happy faces at meals were directly a...
An educational grant / scholarship fund is available to eligible youth throughout the Taranaki region. $3000 is available for the 2013 year.
A grant/education/scholarship will be considered for students attending secondary/tertiary institutions. Individual grants will be no less than $1000 with a maximum available of $3000.
Conditions of Application:
To be eligible students must have medical confirmation regarding one of the various forms of arthritis.
Application information as required by Arthritis New Zealand must be provided.
There has been recent publicity over the possible dangers of Wheat bags
Wheat bags provide relief to many with arthritis but care needs to be taken.
As with any product involving heat, there is a danger of fire and a risk of injury to you if you do not use it properly.
Before you buy a wheat bag
Buy wheat bags with clear heating instructions. Choose wheat bags which include a manufacturer’s contact details in case you have a problem.
Manufactured wheat bags
Wheat bags available in shops usually contain buckwheat. It is important to follow...
The Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University are looking for people with painful hand arthritis to participate in a research project.
To find out more information click on the link below or contact Rosalind Parker at the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University:
or contact Dr Gwyn Lewis:
Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 7621
Arthritis New Zealand is undertaking a survey to assist the development of our Strategic Planning for the next three years.
We welcome your thoughts by clicking on the following link.
Applications for the Variety Children’s Charity Gold Heart Scholarships close on Friday 29th of March. The Gold Heart Scholarships provide talented Kiwi kids who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged with financial support of up to $5,000 and matches them with a leading professional or a celebrity mentor to assist them.
For further information on application criteria or to download an application form, please go to www.variety.org.nz.
Your old mobile phone can support Arthritis New Zealand.
Have you recently bought a new mobile phone and have an old one lying around?
If so, don’t throw it away! Arthritis New Zealand is collecting old mobile phones to recycle and we will receive a ‘reward’ for them.
Just return yours to us using the free post number on the...
Free immunisation is available to eligible people until July 31, 2013.
Eligible people are:
People aged 65 and over
People with an ongoing medical condition (including children) with long-term health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease (including asthma), kidney disease and most cancers.
Full details are on the fightflu.co.nz website.
It was great to chat to so many visitors to our stand at the Motorhome & Caravan Show in Hamilton recently. The winner of the fabulous gift basket was B Keller, New Plymouth and 2nd T Hughes, Auckland.
Arthritis New Zealand endorses the reports on the financial burden faced by New Zealand due to physical inactivity.
“Appropriate exercise has been proven to benefit people living with arthritis, as well as having health benefits in general,” said Chief Executive Sandra Kirby. She was commenting on the release of a an independent report by Auckland Council, Waikato Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council, which concluded sedentary lifestyles will be costing the country over a billion dollars a year.
“Arthritis is the...