Taking a walk with Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s New Zealand is encouraging people to switch up the look of their shoes and join in Parkinson’s Awareness Week.
Every year from November 1 to 7 Parkinson’s New Zealand raises awareness and money during its national awareness week.
This year the theme is Walk in My Shoes.
Parkinson’s New Zealand is promoting awareness with its campaign shoelaces, in hopes of encouraging New Zealanders to walk in the shoes of someone with Parkinson’s.
Central Plateau is one of the 20 divisions of Parkinson’s New Zealand.
It includes Rotorua, Taupo¯ and Tu¯ rangi.
This large area is covered by Fiona Leighton, the community educator.
Fiona visits, cares for and arranges activities for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease, many of who find it difficult to get out into the community.
Rotorua will be having collections on November 8 and 9 at Countdown Central and on November 15 and 16 at Countdown Fenton St.
Taupo¯ is also having collections at Countdown on November 8 and 9.
Parkinson’s Central Plateau is grateful to those who have already donated to this year’s awareness week, and to those volunteers who are giving their time to assist with it. Locally collected donations will stay within this area.
Rotorua MP Todd Mcclay (left) gets laced up with Parkinson’s New Zealand shoelaces by Central Plateau community educator Fiona Leighton.