North Canterbury Chess

Promotion of chess playing in North Cantebury. Enjoy the challenge and the company of others. Please email for further information. Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Rangiora War Memorial Hall.

Returned Services Association – Rangiora

Have Volunteer Drivers available and offer a visiting service. Provide welfare grants for those with RSA Membership , widows are included.( ie spectacles etc ) For further information ring the RSA on 03 3137123

Rangiora Stroke Club

Offer information and support for stroke people and their carers. Arrange social outings. Meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11am to 2 pm at the John Knox Centre, Cnr of High & King Sts. , Rangiora. The Club works in with the Stroke Foundation. For further information, contact  Barbara on … Continued

Holmwood Lifestyle Care

A homely senior care facility; Holmwood offers hospital, rest home, respite and palliative care. All clients should be advised to request a referral from their G.P. for a full assessment before entering rest home care. Older Persons Health   Adult Community  Referral  Centre, Burwood Hospital, 337 7865.

Citizens Advice Bureau – North Canterbury CAB

(Check the National website  to find the nearest bureau details) Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm. Offer free impartial & confidential guidance and support of information and referral by trained volunteers.

Bainswood Rest Home

The 33 bed rest home is part of a village with studios and apartments. All clients should be advised to request a referral from their G.P. for a full assessment before entering rest home care. Older Persons Health Service, Burwood Hospital ,Assessment and Community Assessment Team,   337 7765. Ring the number above to inquire about … Continued

Equine Style – Trip or unique outing

From mid-October to mid-May. A memorable experience designed to calm and inspire. Step into horse time with Salta Horses. They’re gentle and love people. Facilities are accessible, sheltered and peaceful. Appropriate for older people. Cost is $25 per person for approximately an hour with the horses including a simple afternoon tea. Minimum 10 per visit. … Continued

Rangiora Arthritis Support Group

The Education Officers are Helen Cuff 03 3133877 and Iris Hansen 03 3138810. Covers the area north of Waimakariri. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, 1..00-3.00pm, at the Dudley Pavilion (end of the swimming complex). Outings, speakers, Christmas party.

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