Free Kia Ora courses improve quality of life

Kia Ora Programme facilitator Faryn Ngawaka is passionate about helping whānau to better understand their health conditions so that they can live life to the full. The new courses mean whānau can get the specific help and information they need.

Over the past four years Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri have supported more than 200 people with chronic long-term conditions to better manage their health through the Stanford Programme. This year they are looking forward to assisting more under the Kia Ora Programme, splitting the Stanford Programme into three unique courses so whānau can get the specific help and information they need.

Kia Ora Programme facilitator Faryn Ngawaka is passionate about helping whānau to better understand their health conditions so that they can live life to the full. The new courses mean whānau can get the specific help and information they need.

Living life with pain, living life with diabetes and living life with a longterm condition are all FREE 7-week courses that Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri’s six trained facilitators
will be taking whānau through this year. Kia Ora Programme facilitator Faryn Ngawaka explains, “these courses help whānau to gain better understanding of their conditions as well as help them to communicate with both their health professionals and families so that they are getting the best outcomes when managing their condition.”

During the weekly two-and-a half hour sessions, participants meet those with similar experiences sharing and learning the tools they need to control symptoms, emotions and increase their knowledge; all working towards a better quality of life. Feedback from attendees has been positive with the course being described as “inspirational” and  professional.”

The Kia Ora Programme is offered at various locations however whānau that attend at Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri have the added benefit of the other services they offer. “We’re able to bring in our registered nurse, Smokefree team and any others that might fit what they need. It’s easy as we’re all here on site,” says Faryn.

The next course starts in April. Contact Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri on 06 835 1840 to book your place or for more information.