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Time for You!

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My days are busy and often stressful, and usually I enjoy exercise alone as an opportunity to think or clear my mind, says Louise Inglis.

While caring for my disabled son has many rewarding moments, it can also be physically demanding, emotionally draining, and time-consuming. This is true for many family carers supporting others, as well as for those who are self-managing their own health or disability needs. We get tired. We get sick. We have to carry on.

Carer Story: Have Walking Frame, Will Travel

When planning her latest excursion to the Greek village of Leonidion, Diana Noonan asked her Mum to share the journey. For 20 years I’ve been visiting the same small village…

ActiveWellness: Winter … A Time For Home!

Cold winter weather can mean boredom, depression and rising tension in the home.

So it makes good sense to make plans for winter, not just for activities that can be shared by everyone in the household, but plans to take care of yourself. By Katherine Findlay

Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People

The Ministry of Health’s Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People.

Designed to help New Zealanders aged 65 years and over live longer and healthier lives.

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Safe Lifting + Transfers at Home

Safe moves and transfers, with physiotherapist Ellen van Dijken.

Caring for others comes with its share of hard work. This can involve physical work like transferring, pulling, pushing wheelchairs, carrying, and lifting. If not done properly, there can be risks for those being moved and their supporters. Injuries can be sustained easily. Some happen suddenly, like a fall, while others, like strains, can develop gradually.

It is important we are aware of our actions and how we can do things safely to protect ourselves and those we are supporting.

ActiveWellness: Child’s Play

Caring for young children is one of the most demanding jobs in the world, especially if a child has some extra needs.

On top of parenting, you’ll be helping your child with activities of daily living, appointments with health professionals, medical procedures, personal cares, administering medications, and more. Here are some ideas to keep you all healthy and active, while having fun at the same time. By Ellen van Dijken

Diabetes NZ: Pamphlets, Booklets, Support + Advice

Carers NZ surveys indicate that many of New Zealand’s family carers have diabetes, or support someone who do. If this is the case for you, Diabetes NZ and your local…

Diabetes Disaster Kit