Category Archives: Older people

Celebrate older people

Location: Papanui High School, Langdons Road, Papanui. Time: September 30 9:30 am till 2:30pm Description: Age Concern Canterbury is holding a Positive Ageing Expo to celebrate International Day of Older Persons in late September. For further information, please contact Age … Continue reading

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Three new units on drawing board for Berwick Court

The Christchurch City Council is to add three new one bedroom flats for the elderly at Berwick Courts and have them ready to occupy by the middle of 2014.

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Consultation on Enduring Power of Attorney

Location: Fern Room, The Atrium, 455 Hagley Avenue Time: June 18 10am – 12 noon Description: The Minister for Senior Citizens is holding a public consultation meeting in Christchurch on the topic of enduring power of attorney. In 2008, the … Continue reading

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Dance classes for older people

The choir known as Rockers of Ages now offers dance classes. Classes for term 2, run by Maganui Stewart, recommence on May 7 at 1pm in Forfar Courts. The classes are for everyone but seen as especially beneficial to older … Continue reading

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Tai Chi classes at Rutland St Church

Presbyterian Support hosts tai chi classes run by tutor Mary Allison on Monday mornings from 10.30am. Costs are $5 per session. For more information telephone 342 8846

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Company for elderly

Presbyterian Support is behind a new scheme to provide a sense of community for elderly in St Albans who may have been displaced by the earthquakes.

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Older generations forum

EQC CEO Ian Simpson and Bruce Emson will be at the third Older Generations Forum being held at the Parklands Baptist Church in Queenspark Drive on Friday 21 September at 10am.

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Support for the lonely

Do you know someone in Christchurch living alone and with no one who visits them? St Johns runs a caring caller service. They will even call on a daily basis. For more information email jacci.tatnell@stjohn.org.nz

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Students give back to older generation

The Student Volunteer Army, now known as the Volunteer Army Foundation, is organising an afternoon aimed at spanning the generations at four venues around the city this Saturday, afternoon.

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Positive Ageing Expo in October

Age Concern is holding a free Positive Ageing Expo at Papanui High School in Langdons Road on October 1.Exhibits and displays from a range of different community organisations and Government Departments, including Fletcher/EQC will celebrate the International Day of Older … Continue reading

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Seeking new models for aged care

Ideas are being sought from people already over the age of 65 for new ways to look after our aging population. Ideas will be compiled into a report, minus identifying information, and used to support improvements in aged care. The … Continue reading

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