Waiheke Marketplace : February 16th 2011
9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 NEWS Proudly sponsored by: New Gen - Waiheke's Department Store 19 Tahi Road, Ostend. Ph 372 7643 Fax 372 6789 Waiheke Health Trust Kaitiaki Hauora O Waiheke 5 Belgium Street, Ostend Phone 372 8893 Fax 372 6787 Welcome Patricia! Our new Radiographer is Patricia Dwyer. Patricia hails from Howick and is a new graduate from Unitec. She is involved in competitive trampolining and also coaches gymnastics and trampoline. So far she is enjoying the Island and is looking forward to spending time here. Farewell Margaret Waiheke Health Trust would like to say a big thank you to Margaret Davies who has been one of our Home Support Administrators for the last five years. Margaret has been a loyal and competent member of the Home support team and we wish her the best on her new adventures. OSTEND MEDICAL CENTRE NEWS Our new Orthopaedic surgeon, Adam Durrant will be at the medical centre every second Tuesday from 5 -- 8pm starting from the 15th of March. Mr Durrant specialises in sports and upper limb problems and can be accessed by a doctor 's or physiotherapist's referral. Seniors' groups: Waiheke has a number of groups for older people that meet regularly and provide activities and outings. Care and Craft meets every Thursday from 9.45 -- 12.30 pm and offers activities with morning tea. Probus meets the first Friday of the month from 10--12pm at Palm Beach Hall. Senior Citizens meet the second Wednesday of the month at the Surfdale Hall from 12.30-2.30pm Over 40's meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1.30 at the St John's Hall, Ostend. Have we got NEWS for you! News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! Our amazing new online editions take the news into a new dimension. Reads like a newspaper with easy-to-read turning pages -- and packed with extra features that connect you to news like never before. News coverage that puts you on the scene with Turn the page to a new era in local news -- the total multi media news experience! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz Turn on to our online editions NOW. The latest local news online -- anywhere, anytime. Coping with abuse Women's programmes: Sue Winias, Kathy Forbes and Linda Savage are three of the 12 staff at Living Without Violence who help with confidence and skills. By JEROME GAVELLE Women who feel they need help are being urged to join a pro- gramme of support and education run by the Living Without Viol- ence group. There are a few spaces left on the programmes starting this week. The organisation runs three different support programmes for women and one for men, as well as one-to-one counselling. The programmes are eight weeks long, are held one morning a week and aim to empower women and give them confidence. Women are taught strategies to help enable them to deal with issues of abuse and to keep them- selves and their children safe. Living Without Violence clinical manager Kathy Forbes says: All our programmes are free and designed to build confidence and self esteem. They aim to give the participants skills to deal with people's anger, and their own.'' The Waiheke branch has seen a rise in people seeking support over the last few years but Ms Forbes says that it does not necessarily suggest that domestic violence is increasing on the island. She says because of media coverage and campaigns, women are more likely to seek help for incidents of emotional and/or physical abuse. It felt very strengthening to be with other females and know you are not alone,'' says a past mem- ber of the programme called Women's Self Care and Bound- aries which is designed to support women in keeping safe. The second programme Women Exploring Anger's purpose is to enable women to make new choices in managing conflict. The last programme is reserved for women who have attended the two previous courses and is called Choice and Change. It is designed to enable women to recognise their needs, make empowered choices and positive changes in their lives and to maintain those changes. Five office staff and seven facilitators work at the Waiheke branch of Living Without Violence in Oneroa. The organisation also offers a 16-week Men's Stopping Violence programme for men who wish to change the way they deal with their anger and relate to their families. Individual counselling is offered for male victims of family violence,'' Ms Forbes says. More than 300 people on Wai- heke last year sought help, advice, and information about family abuse issues -- physical, emotional and psychological -- and 133 people attended a programme or received individual counselling sessions. Call, in confidence, 372-9220 for more information.
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