News from Age Concern Canterbury

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Nov 22 2016

Age Concern Canterbury is closed for the Christmas break from Friday 23 December - Wednesday 4 January.

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.

Dec 05 2016

New Zealand is getting older and the elderly are becoming more active. Philip Matthews gets perspectives on ageing in New more in the link below


Dec 01 2016

Monday 5th December

Come along to this seminar and learn strategies for self-management, managing pain and living well.

6.00pm (doors open from 5.30pm light snacks available)

Guest Speakers: Jan Ipenburg – Clinical Nurse Specialist Rheumatology, Simon Church – Pharmacists Aranui, Alexa Gattsche – Clinical exercise physiologist.

PC Brown Room Canterbury Horticultural Hall, Riccarton Avenue,

Registration essential for catering, Please call 0800  663 463 or email

There is no charge for entry however Arthritis New Zealand welcomes donations.

For more information click on the link below


Nov 16 2016

The Pharmacy @ Your Community

The Pharmacy @ Your Community is a family health initiative designed by the Pharmacy @ Group in Canterbury. The aim of this initiative is to increase access to health information to people in order to help reduce sickness in our communities and improve the general health and well-being of Cantabrians.  All sessions are run by registered pharmacists from the Pharmacy @ Group. The program is charitable by nature and involves no cost to the community group.

There are two formats for this program which may suit your community group. 

A.            A pharmacist coming to speak to your group about a specific health topic.  In any of these health conditions pharmacists are able to discuss what medications are available, how pharmacists can help and what other services are available in Canterbury that can help.  Topics include:

                1.            Asthma

                2.            Eczema and Allergies

                3.            COPD

                4.            Common Child Health Conditions

                5.            Smoking Cessation

                6.            Heart Health

                7.            Diabetes

                8.            Mental Health

                9.            Sexual Health

                10.          Diet, exercise and sleep

                11.          Gout

                12.          Personalised medication management services available in pharmacies

B.            A health station set up at your community group or as part of a fair/expo you are arranging.  Services can include:

            1.            Blood pressure checks

                2.            Height, weight and BMI checks

                3.            Blood glucose testing

                4.            Smoking cessation advice and quitcards written

                5.            Advice on how to access pharmacy services in Canterbury

                6.            Free samples of natural health products

                7.            Advice and demonstration of asthma devices

                8.            Health advice about people’s conditions and medications taken

 Please contact myself if you would like to take up the offer of this health initiative.

 Kind Regards

Robyn Harris


122 Opawa Rd, Christchurch 8023

Sep 23 2016

Join us for our 10th EXPO, Papanui High School, 26 Sept, 9.30 am-2.30 pm

Aug 31 2016

Everyone is welcome to attend an Arthritis Education Session presented by Te Kani Moore 
Arthritis Educator 
Arthritis New Zealand
Here: Age Concern Canterbury - seminar room
24 Main North Road, Papanui
Managing arthritis
10.00 am-11.30 am - 8 September
RSVP. Ph 366 0903