The Cerebral Palsy Society is now on Facebook.
Join in the conversation by linking into http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cerebral-Palsy-Society-of-New-Zealand/168373609868729, or type in Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand in the Facebook search column or just by clicking on the Facebook logo on the right hand side of this page in the “The News” column.
In the past month we have had 10085 page views and 78 interactive comments of feedback. Plus we have 80 people "liking" our page.
Our Facebook page, which is attended to daily by all staff members of the Society, includes information on the Society, photos of events, links to other useful organisations and groups, topics for discussion, details of upcoming events, plus it is a way to network with other members and fans of the Society.
Naturally, the conversation has been dominated by the consequences of the Christchurch earthquake over the past week. Thankfully everyone who has connected with us, so far, has said that they are safe and avoided physical harm. However some have suffered severe damage to their homes and all are under stress with ongoing issues over lack of essentials like water, power and sewage control. Currently, the Cerebral Palsy Society’s 60th Anniversary is listed, and the Boccia competition labelled “Battle of the Bridge” is also advertised to be played on July 16th at AUT Sport and Fitness Centre. Undoubtedly there will be more events to be listed over the upcoming months.
The social networking capabilities of Facebook are becoming a vital link between communities, especially if they are some distance a part. One of its great strengths is the ability to immediately reach out to give comfort and inform.
You can create a profile with photos, videos, lists of personal interests, contact information, and other personal information - if you want to share!
You can communicate with friends and network with other members through private or public messages or use the live chat feature.
Otherwise, you can simply join interest groups and "like pages" to keep up to date with what is going on in the world.
So click on in, to join the Cerebral Palsy Society family.
Luke Morriss and Ross Flood