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Green Prescription - Sport Whanganui

Community Health Service

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9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Description

A Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional's written advice to become more physically active as part of their overall health management. Your health professional may decide a GRx would be good for you if:

  • You are keen to become more physically active
  • You want to improve your eating habits
  • Or you have a medical condition which would improve with a change in lifestyle

Green Prescription at Sport Whanganui also includes Club Gold and Active Families.

Club Gold

Club Gold is a friendly seniors walking group who meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9.00am at Sport Whanganui, Springvale Park. This group walks various routes for approximately one hour and returns to the Sport Whanganui.

Active Families

The Active Families programme introduces the family/whānau to appropriate affordable and sustainable physical activity & nutritional options and gives them the opportunity to interact with other children and families in similar circumstances.

Staff

Health Manager - Deb Byers

Green Prescription Advisor - Darren Wallace

How do I access this service?

Referral

A Green Prescription is usually received from your doctor, practice nurse or health professional.

You will then be contacted by your local Green Prescription team who will put together a physical activity plan that is right for you. You will get regular encouragement and support for up to six months and the chance to make positive lifestyle changes to your physical activity and nutrition.

Hours

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

Services Provided

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Exercise and activity

  • Exercise and activity

Region

Whanganui

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Health Manager
Deb Byers
Phone: (06) 349 2325
Email: deb@sportwhanganui.co.nz

Green Prescription Advisor
Darren Wallace
Phone: (06) 349 2328
Email: darren@sportwhanganui.co.nz

Springvale Park
Springvale
Whanganui

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Street Address

Springvale Park
Springvale
Whanganui

Postal Address

PO Box 516
Whanganui

This page was last updated at 7:38AM on November 27, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Green Prescription - Sport Whanganui.