News from Age Concern Canterbury

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Mar 10 2016

A joint initiative to provide information about Community Transport Services is contained in this booklet: :

May 18 2016

Your life, your health; what matters to you?

Begin planning your healthcare today. Start with a conversation that counts and complete an advance care plan.

May 03 2016

SAYGO - 'Steady As You Go' falls prevention exercise classes are a great way to help prevent a fall. Falls are the most common injury in an older person. One third of people over 65 fall each year and half of those over 80 fall each year. Falls are almost always associated with weakened leg muscles and poor balance. 

You could save yourself from a fall by attending a SAYGO class and improving your strength and balance.

Age Concern Canterbury is running classes at:

 The Harvard Community Lounge, Corsier Drive, Wigram on Mondays at 1.00pm. 

Community Centre, Wycola Avenue, Hei Hei, on Mondays at 10.30am

St James Hall, Harewood Road, on Mondays at 1.00pm

Celebration Centre, 81 Bickerton Street, Wainoni, on Mondays at 10.30am

Age Concern Canterbury, 24 Main North Road, Papanui, on Tuesdays at 9.30am

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church lounge, 5 Downing Styreet, Hillmorton, on Fridays at 9.30am

Waltham Cottage, 201 Hastings Street East, Waltham on Tuesday at 1.00pm.

Kauri Lodge, Riccaron Road, Thursdays at 9.30am. For more information phone Angela at Kauri Lodge Retirement Village  348 0274 or Christine Toner, Age Concern on 0274339598

Ballarat Retirement Village, 21 Ballarat Road, Rangiora on Wednesdays at 10.00am. and at 11.15am. For more information phone Andrea at Ballarat Retirement village 373 8589 or Christine Toner, Age Concern 0274339598

Wainoni, (Best years group) Celebration Centre, 81 Bickerton Street, back entrance with Preschool signage, on Monday at 10.30am

A further group will be starting at another venue in Christchurch according to demand. Please ring and let us know of your interest and the area that would suit you.

To register in one of the classes or to express interest call 366 0903.

May 03 2016

Elder Abuse and Neglect is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.

To raise awareness of abuse and promote respect see the following posters:

Apr 21 2016

Do you have questions 
about your Heart Health?
You are not alone -
Come along to our free information session with a cardiac specialist nurse, nutritionist from the Heart Foundation and a heart attack survivor. Ask any questions you have and chat with others who have gone through the same experience.
When: Tuesday 26 April 2016, 7-9pm
Where: Rangiora War Memorial Building
Register: phone Emma on (03)3662112
or e-mail

Apr 06 2016

Senior Chef - Cooking classes for older adults

This FREE 8-week cooking course is for adults over 65 (or nearing 65 with age-related diseases) who are 
living alone or with one other person.

If you know someone who needs help with skill, motivation or confidence to cook for one or two people 
please refer them via the website: Just click on the enrol tab at the top, go to 
‘Canterbury’ and fill out the quick form.

Term 2 courses start in the first week of May in Kaikoura, Kaiapoi, Avonhead, St Albans, Linwood, 
Cashmere, Rolleston and Ashburton.

THANK YOU, for helping to keep older Cantabrians well and in their own homes for longer!

Leah O’Neill

Project Dietitian, Senior Chef Co-ordinator
Healthy Eating Healthy Ageing

03 337 7781