Staying fit and healthy

Staying fit and healthy

Accessible gyms

Various council and gym facilities websites
Contact local gym facilities

Citizens Advice Bureau - Health and Wellbeing

Falls prevention programmes at home

Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand
Improving balance and strength to prevent falls

ACC(downloadable PDF)

Falls prevention programmes in the community

Age Concern - SAYGo (Steady As You Go) Falls Prevention programme: designed for older people to increases strength, balance, mobility, participation and social inclusion
Contact local Age Concern branch

Food and nutrition

Health Navigator 
Guides to healthy eating and drinking

Green Prescription (to increase physical activity)

Health Navigator
Green Prescription - information


Primecare Physiotherapy at Whangarei Aquatic Centre

Dunedin physio Pool

Swimming sessions in local pools – aqua-fitness etc

Various council and swimming pool facilities websites
Contact local swimming pool facilities - Directory of local councils

Physiotherapy sessions (Christchurch Stroke Club)

Group exercise classes facilitated by a physiotherapist, available during meeting times at:

  • Christchurch Stroke Club
  • Hornby Stroke Club
  • Rangiora Stroke Club
  • Richmond Stroke Club

Group Communication Classes facilitated by a Speech Language Therapist available during meeting times at:

  • Christchurch Stroke Club
  • Hornby Stroke Club
  • Rangiora Stroke Club

Contact Stroke Foundation Southern Region Office:

Help giving up smoking
0800 778 778
Quitline website

Ready-made meals which are delivered

Farmhouse Foods
Farmhouse Foods website

Eat website

Countdown online shopping website

New World
New World online shopping website

Tai Chi

Tai Chi for Health Institute
Find an instructor in New Zealand

Tai Chi New Zealand
Tai Chi New Zealand (information and resources)

Tauranga exercise groups

YMCA Tauranga
Smooth Movers and Sit'N Be Fit


University of Otago - individualised exercise programmes for individuals with a neurological condition
Contact through School of Physiotherapy Clinic

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