News from Age Concern Canterbury

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Oct 01 2015

The Age Concern Canterbury 2015 Positive Ageing Expo held at Papanui High School was a hit for both the exhibitors and the attendees.

With exhibits from social service and government agencies, recreation groups and businesses, there was something for everyone. Approximately 6000 people attended, A very rewarding result for the event co-ordinator Yvonne Palmer of Age Concern Canterbury. "People remarked on the stimulating  atmosphere on the day, there was a fabulous turn out and it was wonderful to see many sons and daughters accompanying an older adult," says Yvonne.

Papanui High School pupils, raising funds for their sporting travel, all put their best foot forward and helped set up, break down and held essential roles throughout the day. Looking at the way they conducted themselves they also enjoyed the occasion and the difference they had made.

Many exhibitors have re-booked a site already for next years event and late comers, who missed out this year have booked to make sure they have a site next year. If you are considering joining us as an exhibitor contact Yvonne Palmer on Ph3317808 or .

To see a few photo from the day visit:

Sep 22 2015

Positive Ageing Expo – Monday 28 September 2015
Positive Ageing Expo 2015 The International Day of Older Persons (1 October) is just round the corner, which means that it's almost time for the yearly Positive Ageing Expo.
The Expo will take place on Monday 28 September, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. As in past years, the Expo will be held at Papanui High School, and promises to be a fun day combining information about services for older adults with free entertainment.
Exhibitors will include:
  • health and wellbeing organisations, including the Canterbury DHB and Pegasus Health;
  • non-government organisations;
  • banks and Government organisations;
  • community organisations and trusts;
  • rest homes and retirement villages;
  • law services;
  • emergency services;
  • service clubs.
See you there!

Aug 24 2015

Up-coming Canty Horticultural Society  Spring Show.  
At a new venue at the Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street. 
It has plenty of parking very close to the hall that exhibits are in.  The show is being held Saturday 19th Sept, 1-5pm and Sunday 20th, 10am-4pm. $5 entry fee and some wonderful raffles available as well as lots of sales tables to purchase those little treasures for the garden.  It is a combined show with the Daffodil and Rhododendron Societies, so ther's always a good colourful display to please everyone.
Kate Pearce
Council Member

Aug 24 2015

A powerful seated exercise modality called AGELESS GRACE is being introduced to New Zealand at a set of seminars on September 5/6 in Christchurch. 
AGELESS GRACE has been designed as a simple and effective exercise system requiring only 10 minutes of practice per day to address all functions of the brain with a view to sustainability of mental and physical resilience at any age.
Special application especially to senior populations plus children is growing fast in many countries, and the key to its user-friendliness is that it is FUN!
See to understand more.
For information on/attendance at the events in Christchurch, where any member of the public can learn how to incorporate AGELESS GRACE into their lives, email Sarah Brown at

Aug 19 2015

 What’s happening this month? 
Self-management and Gout
Tuesday 18th August, 12.30pm – 2.30pm - Aranui Library, Aranui    
Healthy eating and activity workshop 
Tuesday 24th August, 3pm - 4.30pm - St Albans Community Centre, St Albans
Stop Gout Interactive workshop
Thursday 27th August, 10am – 12.00pm - Parklands Baptist Church, Parklands
Pain and fatigue management workshop 
For further information and to register, please phone 0800 663 463 or 03 379 6719 or email
No cost to attend, but Arthritis New Zealand welcomes donations.