Events & Activities


SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

  • Kirikiriroa on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at the Brain Injury Waikato office.
  • Tokoroa Second Thursday of each month at 10:30am at Tolloch House, Gate One, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa.
  • Cambridge on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Cambridge Community House.
  • Huntly Support Group is currently in recess. Please contact the office if you would like to make an appointment to meet with Marion in Huntly.
  • Morrinsville on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:30am at Morrinsville Community House, 43 Canada Street.

Upcoming Events

  • Education Session – August 2017 - Date: Wednesday, 9 August 2017. Start Time: 10:30am. Topic: The benefits of yoga. James Fowlie will talk about the different styles of yoga and the benefit of each style. There is an opportunity to put a few poses into practice.
  • Education Session – July 2017 - Date: July 2017. Due to building renovations there won’t be an Education session in July.

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YOGA CLASSES

There is the potential for a yoga class at the office, if there is enough interest. You will be able to participate on a chair if you feel unstable on your feet. Please contact the office with your interest.


HORSEBIRDS OVER WAIKATO

This is a social group for women who have had a brain injury and a love of horses in common. Meeting once a month on the last Saturday of the month. Please contact the office for more information or if you would like to receive the notices.


JOIN OUR THERAPEUTIC SINGING GROUP

Are invited to our Singing/music therapy group. We meet every fortnight with the next meeting on Monday, 3 July at 2pm at the office. Please contact the office for more information.


NEW MEMORY MOBILE APPLICATION FOR BRAIN INJURY

We are looking for participants for the MyMemory App. This study intends to examine the effectiveness of the new memory aid MyMemory in improving the memory function for people for have sustained a brain injury. MyMemory is a mobile application and is compatible with Android mobile devices only. It allows people to record and train their memory.

We would like to talk to you, if you:

  • Are over 16 years old, and
  • had a brain injury and memory problems, and
  • own an Android mobile device (smartphone or tablet), and
  • have someone who helps you in your day-to-day life (nice to have, but not required)

You would be required to take part in an experiment that lasts 8 weeks. We will meet you every fortnight for a short interview. Every meeting will take about 60 minutes.

Contact the researcher to find out more:
Dr Carole Chang (Researcher), Computer Science Department, University of Waikato. email: cchang@waikato.ac.nz

This study is supervised by Dr Annika Hinze, Dr. Judy Bowen and Dr. Steve Jones, Computer Science Department and Dr Nicola Starkey, School of Psychology, University of Waikato.


COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AFTER BRAIN INJURY

If you are 18 years or older and experienced a brain injury or stroke more than 6 months ago, and living in the community, you are invited to take part in a research study. The aim of this study is to explore community integration in people with brain injury.

You are invited to take part in this study, the researchers would like to understand important aspects of getting back to the community after brain injury or stroke. To complete the survey online click the button below or contact the office for a hard copy.

TAKE THE ONLINE SURVEY

If you have questions/concerns, please feel free to contact the research team at Auckland University of Technology.

Nusrat Shaikh (PhD Candidate, AUT), School of Clinical Sciences on:
Free phone: 0508 224737
Ph: 022 303 6995
Email: nshaikh@aut.ac.nz

Or
Prof. Richard Siegert, School of Clinical Sciences on:
Ph: 09 921 9999 ext 7885
Email: rsiegert@aut.ac.nz.