Stanford Living a Healthy Life Course FREE

Do you have an ongoing health condition? E.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Chronic Pain
Does it affect the way you sleep, feel, exercise and generally enjoy life?
If you do, you are not alone.

Central PHO, MidCentral DHB and Arthritis NZ are working together to offer courses for patient and/or their carers to improve their self management skills to manage their long term conditions in daily life.

The key Principles of Self Management these are covered in the course content:

The course runs for 2-2.5 hours each week, for 6 weeks in a safe non-judgmental environment.


Registrations are Essential - To make enquiries or register contact


Phone: 06 354 9107



Tel: To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area - Freephone: 0800 008 011 or use the local direct dial number provided

A free independent national service funded by the Ministry of Health for NZ residents or citizens aged 16 years+ who are experiencing communication difficulties due to hearing impairment. Referrals can be made by Doctors, Audiologists, health professionals or by self referral.

Staff Contacts:
Anne Greatbatch
, Hearing Therapist: Wairarapa, Manawatu - Whanganui

Jenny Southee, Hearing Therapist: - Manawatu,Horowhenua

Contact details for appointments:
Dannevirke (06) 374 7137
Levin (06) 368 2469
Masterton 0800 008 011 (ask for an appointment at the Masterton clinic)
Marton (06) 327 7222
Palmerston North: (06) 357 8708
Whanganui (06) 357 8708 (ask for an appointment at Whanganui clinic please)

To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area  Phone 0800 008 011, or use the local direct dial number provided.

A Hearing Therapist can:
- Do a hearing assessment and discuss any hearing issues with you
- Teach ways of improving communication skills  
- Help you use your hearing more effectively
- Help you use your hearing aid(s) to greater effect 
- Give information about equipment available to assist with daily living, e.g. telephone, television
- Offer information and advice to you and your family
- Teach speech reading and auditory training
- Offer information and practical advice to people with tinnitus
- Provide information about hearing loss and its prevention to professional groups, voluntary organisations and the general public