Stroke Awareness Week activities in the Lakes DHB area
4/10/2017 8:19:03 a.m.

Tuesday 3 October 2017


It’s Stroke Awareness Week, with activities leading up to the Big Blood Pressure Check on Saturday 7 October.
Organisers hope that all New Zealanders will take time during the week to learn about stroke, how it can be prevented, and how to spot and respond to it.
The Big NZ Blood Pressure Check is a chance for all New Zealanders to get their blood pressure checked for free,at venues around the country, with the Rotorua venue PaknSave.
High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, and regular checks are one effective tool in lowering your stroke risk.

Activities in the Lakes DHB area are:

The week began on Monday with a waiata class at the local marae from 5.30 - 7p.m., with some focus on key stroke messages.
Tuesday 3 October the kaumatua programme at Maketu also has some focus on key stroke messages.

A Stroke Awareness hui is being held on Wednesday 4 October 2017, between 11am and 2pm at Te Whare Kahukura O Tane Mahuta, Kaimanawa St, Taupo
Hosted by Mai Maketu Ki Tongariro Whanau, this hui is an opportunity to learn more about stroke and also the effects it has had on whanau.
Guest speakers: Rukingi Haupapa, Viviene Witt, Veronica Duque, Anne-Marie Midwood-Murray and Whanau Ma.
For more information please contact Anne-Marie…0204272528

ROTORUA HOSPITAL Thursday 5 October 11am - 2pm
Displays and presentations by key stroke staff and organisations in the hospital atrium.

Staff from the Older Persons Rehabilitation Service Unit (OPRS) and other clinical staff available will help out on the Big BP Check day at PaknSave, Saturday 7 October 2017 between 10am -2pm.

For more information please go to: