Health & Welfare
Access Community Health, Whanganui
Our nationwide team of skilled nurses and 4,000 support workers visit over 20,000 people in their own homes to provide nursing, personal care, rehabilitation and household assistance.
Community House Whanganui, Level 1, Room 121 60 Ridgway Street, Whanganui
Freephone: 0800 284 663
Contact: Rochelle Prince
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Hours:Meet Monday 7:30pm
Marton Friendship Hall 7 Morris Street,
Ph: 06 327 6365
Freephone: 0800 229 6757
Are you increasingly forgetting appointments, people's names and places? Are you starting to feel you are not coping or have you or a family member been recently diagnosed with dementia? Alzheimers Whanganui can help. Alzheimers Whanganui takes a positive approach to living with dementia. We focus on what a person is still able to do rather than what has been lost.
PO Box 7018, Whanganui
Ph: 06 345 8833
Mobile: 027 255 9987
Contact: Wendy Paterson (Manager)
Arthritis New Zealand
If you have arthritis, or know someone with arthritis, we are here for you! We provide information, advice and support for anyone diagnosed with arthritis. We can put you in touch with healthcare professionals and other community supports throughout the country. Our work also includes advocating for people with arthritis, funding research, and contributing to health policy.
Level 2 120 Featherston Street, Wellington
Freephone: 0800 663 463
Contact: Donna Mumm (Administrator)
Cancer Society (Central Districts)
We are here to help no matter who you are, where you live or the issues you are facing. We help you with services that are free, confidential and accessible. These services are available for carers, family and friends as well. We welcome your call.
Hours:Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
PO Box 7116, Whanganui
Ph: 06 348 7402
Freephone: 0800 CANCER
Contact: Jane Beamsley (Centre Manager)
Counselling and Education Centre, Marton
We are a not-for-profit community organisation providing counselling and family therapy in the Rangitikei region. We are based in Marton.
Hours:Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
PO Box 238, Marton
Ph: 06 327 5245
Contact: Anna Sophia
Epilepsy NZ (Whanganui)
Our professionally trained Epilepsy Information and Support specialists provide support and information on epilepsy. This can be to the individual, their family/whanau, schools, and places of employment, other health agencies or professionals.
Ph: 06 757 5644
Freephone: 0800 37 45 37
Healthcare New Zealand
Healthcare New Zealand provides high quality health, disability and rehabilitation support in your home and community.
28 Stewart Street, Marton
Ph: 06 327 8320
Freephone: 0800 532 000
Contact: Jane Pompey
Hearing Services (Life Unlimited)
Are you concerned about your hearing? Are you missing things in conversation or having trouble getting your hearing aids working well for you? A qualified hearing therapist is available to help you manage the impact of hearing loss on your daily life. We provide free hearing evaluations, information and support to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents aged 16 years and over.
Rangitikei Health Centre 7 Blackwell Street, Marton
Freephone: 0800 008 011
Contact: Joyce Lawlor
Hunterville Community Health Group
26 Paraekaretu Street, Hunterville
Ph: 06 322 8467
Contact: Pat Lambert
Kiwi Weight Watchers
13 Skerman Street, Marton
Contact: Vicki Hodds
Marton Christian Welfare Society
PO Box 295, Marton
Contact: Peter Saywell
Marton Diabetes Support Group
We provide information, support, hints and tips plus regular speakers, with a focus on diabetes. You don't have to be diabetic to come along. All welcome.
Hours:First Saturday (March to December) from 2pm.
Friendship Hall 7 Moriss St,
Ph: 06 327 7281
Mobile: 021 342 524
Contact: Carolyn Bates (Co-ordinator)
Marton Stroke Coffee Group
We are here to support stroke survivors in recovery and their carers. Join us for coffee and a chat in our cafe group meeting.
Hours:Meet last Wednesday of each month at Lounge Cafe, 224 Broadway, Marton
Mobile: 027 220 7744
Contact: Brenda Isaacs
Masonic Lodge Otaihape 142
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organisations, an organisation of men who adopt the fundamental principle of integrity, goodwill and charity as the foundations for an individual’s life and character. We are a non-profit organisation that is heavily involved in supporting charity and community service.
Hours:Meet second Tuesday every mo
Ph: 06 388 0400 or 06 388 0303