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Community Education & Resources

Community Education and Resources
On this page we feature contacts for community support, information, programmes, and resources for lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema Support Network - Auckland

The Lymphoedema Patient Registry

Palmerston North (Manawatu) Lymphoedema Support Group

Lymphoedema Education at Burwood Hospital Christchurch

Greater Wellington area Lymphoedema Support Group 

Lymphoedema information sessions in Hamilton

Rotorua Support Group

Healthy Steps Auckland and Wellington

Other community services

Lymphoedema Community Education and Resources

Lymphoedema Support Network - Auckland
Meetings are held at Auckland Cancer Society (2 Boyle Crescent, Grafton - opposite Auckland Hospital) 4th Monday every two months (March, May, July, September and the AGM November). Time 7.30PM, all welcome. Parking available. Contact Joy Donohoe, 09 625 6463, donofam@ihug.co.nz

Palmerston North (Manawatu) Lymphoedema Support Group
Meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5.30 at Addis House. For more information please email Jenny Collett.

Lymphoedema Education Sessions at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch
The monthly sessions are run by the Physiotherapy Department. There is a timetable for sessions but please call on (03) 383 6833 beforehand to register as classes can sometimes be cancelled at short notice.  

Support Group for those living with Lymphoedema in the Greater Wellington Region 
3rd Tuesday of every second month - commencing February 2017
Johnsonville, 7pm – 8.30pm. 
Subsidised by The Karen Louisa Foundation
There will be a small charge (negotiable) to cover the cost of the room. The aim of the group is to share information and experiences, encourage and enjoy each other, and gain knowledge through the occasional speaker.  If you are interested in attending this support group for people living with Primary or Secondary Lymphoedema, please contact:
Di Graham RN
Lymphoedema Nurse Therapist
Healthy-Steps Instructor 
Email: dianegraham867@gmail.com 
027 460 1313
(04) 934 3083 

Lymphoedema information sessions in Hamilton
Sessions at the Cancer Society are open to anyone living with lymphoedema, as well as their partner or support person. For more information please contact Louise Quertier by calling the Lodge on
(07) 834 2351 or emailing Louise on LouiseQuertier@cancersociety.org.nz.  

Rotorua Support Group
Co-ordinator Vanessa Malipaard can be contacted on (07) 348 8211 or 027 350 8843.  

Healthy Steps: weekly exercise classes in Auckland
Follow the link to Michele Urlich's page here for course details. 

Healthy Steps: weekly exercise classes in 3 Wellington regions
Date: weekly on Mondays with Naena
Time: 6- 7pm
Venue Cancer Society rooms, NEWTOWN
Date: weekly on Thursdays during school term time with Kathy
Time: 10-11.30am
Venue: Danzport studio, UPPER HUTT
Date: weekly on Saturdays with Di
Time: 9.15-10.15am
Venue: St Johns Church hall, JOHNSONVILLE
‘Healthy Steps’ is a therapeutic exercise and movement class designed to stimulate your lymphatic system and boost your energy.  Highly recommended during and following any cancer treatment.  Family also welcome. There is a charge of $5 per class.

To enrol for the Wellington Region Classes, please contact Margaret Alve (04) 389 8421 or email MargaretA@cancersoc.org.nz.

Other community services
Lymphoedema Support Network
Auckland-based community support providing information, a newsletter and regular public meetings. Also offers opportunities for those experiencing lymphoedema to get in touch with each other. Contact  Joy Donohoe, c/o 4 Acorn Street, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023.   Phone  (09)  625-6463.

Auckland Cancer Society
Domain Lodge
1 Boyle Crescent
09 308 0160
Monthly Public Lymphoedema Education Sessions

Wellington Cancer Society
52 Riddiford St Newtown
04 3898421

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