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13 August
Cystic Fibrosis Week

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Tuesday 21 August 2012
1.30 pm at the Memorial Hall Supper Room next to the Library on Main St, Otaki.

Speaker: Dr Steven Finlay, CEO of the Cleantech Trust
Refreshment at conclusion

RVSP by 19th August 2012
Tel: (06) 364 8664
E-mail: cab.otaki@xtra.co.nz

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Friday 31 August
Cancer Society "Daffodil Day"

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Riding for the Disabled - Time to Ride



Tel: (06) 376 7909

Hours: Riding weekly during term time by appointment (note there is a waiting list)

Staff:
Steph Creswell

Services:
Horses helping people
99% volunteer service
Children and adults welcome
Medical approval required
Therapy and Rehabilitation
Education, Behaviour Modification and Social Contact.
Horse Riding for Sport and Recreation for people with disabilities

NZRDA is an association of 53 Member Groups. Groups offer varying service according to the needs of their riders. The three general fields covered by RDA in New Zealand are:

Therapy and Rehabilitation
Education, Behaviour Modification and Social Contact.
Horse Riding for Sport and Recreation for people with disabilities.
Some Groups also incorporate Driving for the Disabled into their programme.

Benefits of Riding
Our Riders attend riding to achieve a specific goal, whether it is therapeutic, educational or sporting, riding develops, improves and promotes:

Balance and co-ordination, posture and muscle tone.
Concentration, self discipline and self - esteem.
Perception and spatial awareness.
Communication and social skills.
Independence and encourages decision making.

Types of Disabilities
Riding for the disabled caters for people of all ages who:
Are physically challenged with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, or stroke, or have visual and hearing impairment; or
Have intellectual disabilities or multiple disabilities; or
Have learning disabilities.

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