News from Age Concern Canterbury


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Feb 10 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 Wed 4 May at 9.30am

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.

Feb 05 2016

Find out more about osteoporosis. A free evening of information with Dr John Elliot, Thursday 25 Feb at 7.00pm in the YMCA Conference Room.

Contact Trish Adams Ph 960 5143

 See the link https://www.facebook.com/Age-Concern-Canterbury-169424623107464/


Feb 04 2016

http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Loneliness-big-issue-for-elderly/tabid/506/articleID/112358/Default.aspx wym-1454545617739

Feb 04 2016

Give some thought to older socially isolated people.
http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/story/loneliness-as-dangerous-as-smoking-or-obesity-2016020219#axzz3z3KSvqTa

Dec 15 2015

Cash Settlement video series compiled by http://intheknow.org.nz/
This series of seminars on cash settlement topics were held and filmed at the Hub over 2015. The complete series can be watched online from here via YouTube.

Dec 03 2015

Age Concern Canterbury will close from 12 midday on Thursday 24th December and will reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 5th January, 2016.
We would like to thank all of the volunteers, friends, members and donors, who have helped the older people of Canterbury this year and extend our best wishes for the Festive Season.
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