Waitaki Herald : October 8th 2014
16 WAITAKI HERALD, OCTOBER 8, 2014 ADVERTISING FEATURE Help when you need it - Who to call.... Community support across extended North Otago is hugely fortunate to have a myriad of services and groups on hand to help and support those who require their assistance. St Vincent de Paul St Vincent de Paul’s mission statement is ‘‘Vincentians work to promote human dignity and justice through personal contact with those in need.’’ A direct service non-profit organisation, the Society of St Vincent de Paul works primarily in person-to-person contact with people who have a variety of needs, and has helped many thousands of people in practical and personalised ways during the nearly 150 years the society has been in New Zealand. Stroke Foundation Community Stroke Adviser for the North Otago area Debbie Huls, provides information, support and advocacy for stroke survivors and their families and caregivers. A free service, Huls has an office in Community House and can be contacted by phone 434 0247 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also available for group presentations and has a valuable and informative range of resources available. Oamaru Stroke Support Services include a fortnightly Stroke Group, held at the Foundation for the Blind Hall. Transport is provided for a small charge and members enjoy stretch and tone exercises, entertainment and afternoon tea. There is a monthly Ten Pin Bowling Group which Huls facilitates and is great for physical and also social exercise. There is a weekly aquatherapy session held at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre which is good for brain gym and recovery from stroke. Bookings are essential for these sessions. Oamaru Stroke Support is a non- There to help: St Vincent de Paul plays a vital role in the community throughout New Zealand. profit group and fundraises to provide these services. The Stroke Foundation recently amalgamated several regions into one unified organisation, to raise its profile and ensure more funding opportunities, with a unified approach. The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is committed in its mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society. Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty, social and spiritual distress in New Zealand and helps more than 120,000 families each year and offers a number of services such as budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support on an asneeded basis. Call in and visit the family store in Thames St or the furniture and whiteware store in the North End. Pick yourself up a bargain and help support the work of the Salvation Army. Oamaru House Oamaru House provides a home away from home for relatives and friends of patients at Dunedin Hospital. Located on the top floor of Hanover House and conveniently located just across the road from Dunedin Public Hospital, Oamaru House provides clean and affordable rental accommodation primarily for Oamaru residents, but also for people from other districts if there are vacancies. The complex is staffed 24 hours a WAITAKI • 365 Meals on Wheels Service • Advocacy Welfare • Elder Abuse and Neglect Service • Visiting Service • Information Provider For more information or to access these services contact Age Concern Waitaki Community House Phone 434 7008 6336460AA day, seven days a week and the handy location along with 24-hour key card access and parking takes away some of the stress that can go with having a friend or loved one in hospital. Oamaru House is located at 95 Hanover St, Dunedin and can be contacted by phoning 03 471 533. North Otago Asthma Society Local field worker Debbie Huls CONTINUED Page 17 OAMARU HOSPITAL CESSATION CLINIC Smoking – do you really know the risks? For help and support to quit smoking, contact Oamaru Hospital on phone 03 433 0290, your local medical centre or Quitline ph 0800 778 778 or go to www.quit.org.nz You can also visit www.txt2quit.org.nz 6336464AA North Otago a Heart Check Get For further information Go to www.heartfoundation.org or contact your local medical centre. 6336436AA Call our Field Officer Debbie Huls on 434 0247 To discuss what we offer Aquatherapy • Ten Pin Bowling Fortnightly Friday Activities Group • Information and support Proud to Support and Promote Stop-tober in our Community 6336485AA 6336428AA Provide ...
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