May 2016 Newsletter

In our annual report we note that 2015 has been a very positive year. Through a range of activities we have demonstrated that we have a valid role to play in the Parkinson’s landscape. We ran four events of interest to members and published five newsletters and two brochures. We consolidated our new society and […]


Taking Charge

I am not a doctor or a scientist and have no aspiration to work in these fields. When diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010, I had been working on a community development project in community health at the time and felt obliged to practise what I was preaching, i.e. that we need to own our heath […]


People with Parkinson’s in Auckland – What does the Primary Stakeholder say?

In relation to health and wellness, the role of people with Parkinson’s can be usefully understood in terms of ‘stakeholder’ language.  Being a stakeholder describes a group whose participation is indispensable to the ongoing existence of an enterprise, activity or function[1].  In relation to health and wellness it is clear that the individual and/or whānau […]

A Strategic Conversation for Parkinson’s Auckland

You own your health; we work with you If Parkinson’s Auckland were to identify and agree the 5 key things the Auckland organisation should be doing well over the next 5 – 10 years, what would they be? Clearly an important question. However, the approach to the question is even more important. If the question […]

How to stay sane

Mar 2016 Newsletter

This is a formal notice that on 26 April 2016 we will have our first AGM as PwP Inc. That’s when we report to you on our activities in 2015 and finalise plans for 2016. The programme for the day includes the launch of our Events Programme for 2016/17. This is an exciting new programme […]

Oct 2015 Newsletter

Come and join us on Tuesday 1 December 2015 for a summer celebration. There will be music, coffee and cake and of course the opportunity to share with your fellow travellers with Parkinson’s, the joys and challenges of summer coming up. PwP Newsletter – 4 – October 2015

Aug 2015 Newsletter

On 30 June 2015 Nikki Matthews and Christine Hayter led an excellent discussion on exercise with a good number of members and prospective members. The work of neuro-physiotherapist, Gilly Davy, suggests that exercise therapists have been too kind to Parkinson’s patients previously and have not encouraged harder exercise. People with Parkinson’s can achieve more than […]

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June 2015 Newsletter

If you were told that there was something you could do to improve and perhaps even delay the progression of your Parkinson’s symptoms without drugs or surgical procedures, wouldn’t you want to know more about it? PWP Newsletter – 2 – June 2015

Mar 2015 Newsletter

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 at St Columba Centre, Ponsonby on the topic of “Falling”. See the sidebar for details. All are welcome. Membership of the organization is encouraged – see attached application for membership – but this is not essential for you to attend. Note that the organization […]