News from Age Concern Canterbury

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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.

Aug 13 2015

Nutri-eSCREEN, the web-based nutrition risk screening questionnaire for older people has just gone live. If you would like to screen yourself to see how well you are eating, you can:
1.Go to HealthInfo - and search the word “eScreen”
2.Click on the words “Managing my weight for older adults”. 
3.Under the heading “How well are you eating?”, click on the words “Nutri-eSCREEN eating habits survey for older New Zealanders”. This on-line survey includes 14 short questions and will give you information about what you are doing well, and where you can improve to stay healthy and active.
You can also go to Christchurch City Libraries for help with using the computer to do the screen.

Aug 05 2015

On Friday 7 August we left our premises at 250 Barrington Street and moved to 24 Main North Rd, Papanui. That is on the corner of Main North Road and Loftus Street.
Our phone numbers, including direct dials, remain the same. 
Our postal address is 24 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053. N.B. We no longer carry a P.O. Box number.