News from Age Concern Canterbury

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Apr 20 2015

 Don’t be trapped by Gout ….

Learn how to manage gout by going to one of the Arthritis New Zealand interactive workshops! 

Tuesday 21 April,         Central City  (evening)

Thursday 23 April,   Avonhead    (morning)

Tuesday 28 April,    Linwood       (morning)

Thursday 30 April,   Rangiora      (morning)

Thursday 30 April,   Kaiapoi        (afternoon)

Tuesday 5 May,        Belfast       (afternoon)

Thursday 7 May,      Redcliffs      (morning)

Wednesday 13 May Central City  (evening)

For further information or to register, please phone

0800 663 463

No cost to attend, but Arthritis New Zealand welcomes donations.

Apr 09 2015

We're delighted to let you know that Age Concern Canterbury is one of the four groups chosen to receive support through Good in the Hood this year at Z Barrington. That means Age Concern Canterbury will receive a share of the money from Z - how much depends on how the customers at Z Barrington vote.
In May, Z Barrington will be supporting the following four groups as part of Good in the Hood:
1.Age Concern Canterbury
2.Bellyful New Zealand Trust Board
3.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch
4.The Child Cancer Foundation
The money received makes a big difference for groups like Age Concern Canterbury.
Rally the troops
Now is the time to start rallying the troops. The more votes we get, the more money we receive from Z Barrington. 
Buy your fuel at Z Barrington and be sure to put the token in the Age Concern Canterbury box.

Apr 08 2015

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 1.15pm. A further course is due to start at 2.30 on a Monday at the same venue.

Community Centre, Hei Hei have a class starting Monday at 10.30 from April 13.

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.

Mar 31 2015

The Canterbury Men's Centre is now offering Life Coaching. Michael Winter provides coaching to men wanting to form a transition to retirement plan. 

If you are thinking about your future and think you would benefit from the course please contact the Men's Centre on Ph 365 9000 or email:

Counselling hours are also available. Call the number above for further information.

Feb 26 2015

Participate in Research Looking at Speech Comprehension in Ageing
UC Speech Lab at Canterbury University is looking for people aged 60 to 90 years to get involved in research that looks at how ageing affects speech comprehension.
If you’re aged 60 to 90 years, speak with a Kiwi accent, do not wear hearing aids and can get yourself to Canterbury University - we’d love to hear from you.
You would need to come to the University for a maximum of 2 appointments (60-90 minutes each). You also receive a $50 Westfield voucher for participating.
Please contact or phone UC Speech Lab on 03 364 2987 ext. 6629.