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Welcome to Parkinson's Wairarapa

Parkinson's Wairarapa is a small friendly group of people of varying ages.

Jane Flowerday is our Community Educator (a registered nurse) and she is the face most people with Parkinson's in the Wairarapa will see on a regular basis. Jane visits clients in their homes, care facilities and hospitals, offering education, support, advice and advocacy.

Jane's 21 hours a week of employment are managed over four weekdays. South Wairarapa on Mondays; Client visits and office work on Tuesdays; Wednesdays in the Parkinson's Wairarapa office at the Community Centre in Masterton and on client visits; Thursdays in the office, on visits and at our Masterton exercise class. Jane does not work on Fridays.

We have a Parkinson’s Action Group which meets monthly. Our bi-monthly newsletter, Newsflash, features information, profiles, events and dates for the calendar. We hold functions and activities throughout the year. Our weekly groups include walking, singing and exercises. We currently have over 110 clients across the Wairarapa. 

Exercise Classes

Masterton Every Thursday at 1.30pm

Masonic Village Hall, 35 Edith St,  Masterton
Posture, balance, core, flexibility, strengthening exercises - seated and standing.
Followed by fellowship over a cuppa.
Gold coin donation.


Masterton Walking Group: Every Monday and Friday 9am, all conditions.

Meet at Henley Lake, Te Ore Ore Road entrance. Contact Ruth Sutherland 06 377 3613 or just show up.

Greytown Singing Group:

Every Wednesday at South Wairarapa Workingmen's Club, Main St, Greytown, opposite the White Swan Hotel. 10.30am.

Easy songs led by a professional choir tutor, with warm-up designed by speech therapist. Relaxed and informal, seated. Plenty of parking behind the club. Phone Marguerite Chadwick 06 379 5376

Carers' Group:

Every two months at Salvation Army Rooms, High St South, Carterton, 7pm. Second Monday - February, April, June August, October and December. Contact Jane Flowerday.

Parkinson's Wairarapa 
Wairarapa Community Centre
41 Perry Street
Masterton 5840

Email Community Educator Jane Flowerday: jane.flowerday@parkinsons.org.nz




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