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About us

Our Community Advisors are here to help. They can provide home visits, information, support and advocacy to anyone living with dementia – be they someone living with the condition or someone taking care of them. Community Advisors also facilitate Carer Support Groups and Alz Cafe Social groups around the region.

Alzheimers Taranaki run Day Programmes for people with dementia in both New Plymouth and Hawera. The Day Programmes or ‘clubs’ provide social and cognitive stimulation, entertainment and activities for people in the early to moderate stages of dementia; whilst also providing day respite for the care partners, carers and family/whanau.

Our Community Educator is here to provide education, up-to-date information and to promote dementia awareness to aid our goal of a Dementia Friendly Taranaki. We can visit your workplace, business or organisation to do a presentation and sign you up to become Dementia Friends.

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Day Programmes

We run day programmes in Hawera and New Plymouth for folk with dementia (funded by the TDHB).

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Monthly Carer Support groups

Run to give carers/family/whanau the opportunity to discuss any feelings, struggles or day-to-day issues they may be facing.

Support us

How can you help us?

How can you help us?

As a not-for-profit registered charity, Alzheimers Taranaki is always grateful to receive support in the form of donations. Please click on the button above should you wish to donate. Or you can visit our givealittle page:

https://givealittle.co.nz/donate/org/alzheimers-taranaki-inc

Alternatively, if you have a fundraising idea please get in touch by calling Helen or Christine in the office on 06 769 6916 or email: admin.taranaki@alzheimers.org.nz

Current fundraising goal

Current fundraising goal

We are currently saving towards building our own premises from which to run all our North Taranaki services and office administration. Once completed, this facility will be a dementia friendly and accessible one stop shop for dementia advice and support.  Once the main build is complete (expected Spring 2022) we will be calling upon local tradespeople and volunteers to help with the finishing touches (landscaping, painting, gardening etc) so please get in touch if you have skills to offer.

Give in memory of a loved one

Give in memory of a loved one

A donation made as a gift ‘in memory of’, is a lovely way to honour and celebrate someone’s life, while helping us to support people living with dementia. You may want to ask for donations to Alzheimers Taranaki in lieu of flowers at a funeral.

Please click on the button above to make a donation ‘In memory of’ a loved one.

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers Wanted

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you have some free time? Would you like to support people with dementia to have fun and socialise?

We are always on the lookout for honest, reliable and friendly folk who want to give something back to their community and volunteer at our Day Programmes for people living with dementia. Volunteers are an essential part of our team, working alongside the Day Programme staff to meet the needs of the club members and ensure the safe and smooth running of the Day Programme.

If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please call Robyn Clement (NP Club Co-ordinator) on 027 387 6002 or Lynette Gopperth (Hawera Club Co-ordinator) on 027 555 1806.

Please note, all volunteers are required to undergo a police check.