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Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

The Ronnie Gardiner Method Introductory Courses

The Ronnie Gardiner Method Introductory Courses

 

Introductory courses in the Ronnie Gardiner Method are offered in Dunedin 24th- 25th June 2019; Christchurch 4th- 5th July 2019; Auckland 10th-11th July; and Auckland 13th-14th July 2019

Numbers are limited to 20 registrants at each venue.

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Developed by jazz musician Ronnie Gardiner, the Ronnie Gardiner Method is a cheerful, structured, multi-sensory exercise method for the brain, in which rhythm and music are used to stimulate memory, balance and motor skills. Originally intended to help children with musical and motor development, the method has been used successfully in groups with stroke, Parkinson's disease, depression, multiple sclerosis, as well as healthy aging.

Taught by RGM practitioners Ronnie Gardiner (Sweden) and Mariken Jaspers (Netherlands), the course is suitable for practitioners who work with individuals or groups, in neurological rehabilitation or with older adults, who want to supplement their work with this innovative technique.

A follow up course for full recognition as an RGM practitioner will be in held in November/December (dates to be confirmed). To participate in the follow-up course, attendance at this introductory course is mandatory.

For further information and registration contact Tina Eliott t.eliott@auckland.ac.nz ph 09 373 7999 ext 83274

For further information about the Ronnie Gardiner Method go to       https://rgm-nederland.nl/site/

Sponsored by the Neurology Special Interest Group of Physiotherapy New Zealand, Brain Research New Zealand and supported by Age Concern

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Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

The Ronnie Gardiner Method Introductory Courses

The Ronnie Gardiner Method Introductory Courses

 

Introductory courses in the Ronnie Gardiner Method are offered in Dunedin 24th- 25th June 2019; Christchurch 4th- 5th July 2019; Auckland 10th-11th July; and Auckland 13th-14th July 2019

Numbers are limited to 20 registrants at each venue.

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Developed by jazz musician Ronnie Gardiner, the Ronnie Gardiner Method is a cheerful, structured, multi-sensory exercise method for the brain, in which rhythm and music are used to stimulate memory, balance and motor skills. Originally intended to help children with musical and motor development, the method has been used successfully in groups with stroke, Parkinson's disease, depression, multiple sclerosis, as well as healthy aging.

Taught by RGM practitioners Ronnie Gardiner (Sweden) and Mariken Jaspers (Netherlands), the course is suitable for practitioners who work with individuals or groups, in neurological rehabilitation or with older adults, who want to supplement their work with this innovative technique.

A follow up course for full recognition as an RGM practitioner will be in held in November/December (dates to be confirmed). To participate in the follow-up course, attendance at this introductory course is mandatory.

For further information and registration contact Tina Eliott t.eliott@auckland.ac.nz ph 09 373 7999 ext 83274

For further information about the Ronnie Gardiner Method go to       https://rgm-nederland.nl/site/

Sponsored by the Neurology Special Interest Group of Physiotherapy New Zealand, Brain Research New Zealand and supported by Age Concern

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Independent Living Seminar - Understanding IRD Changes
Jun
20
10:30 AM10:30

Independent Living Seminar - Understanding IRD Changes

Understandin the IRD changes

“The government has proposed a number of changes to simplify the end of year tax processes for everyone.

Key changes:

• Making tax refunds process automatic

• Moving from cheques to direct credited refunds

• Ability to claim donation tax credits online

• Helping people to pay the right amount of taxes during the year

• Making all tax returns easier to complete

IR will be holding an information session with a focus on seniors to demonstrate how straightforward these new processes are.”

Come along to find out about how these changes to tax etc effect you. Phone Kristen, 03 479 3054 to register your interest.

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Thursday, June 20

10.30am

Age Concern Building

Octagon Clubrooms

9 The Octagon

Dunedin, 9016


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Independent Living Seminar - Understanding IRD Changes
Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Independent Living Seminar - Understanding IRD Changes

Understandin the IRD changes

“The government has proposed a number of changes to simplify the end of year tax processes for everyone. “

Key changes:

• Making tax refunds process automatic

• Moving from cheques to direct credited refunds

• Ability to claim donation tax credits online

• Helping people to pay the right amount of taxes during the year

• Making all tax returns easier to complete

IR will be holding an information session with a focus on seniors to demonstrate how straightforward these new processes are.”

Come along to find out about how these changes to tax etc effect you. Phone Kristen, 03 479 3054 to register your interest.

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Monday, June 17

10.30am

Mosgiel Seniors Hall

5A Hartstonge Ave

Mosgiel



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Independent Living Seminar - Healthy Ageing Together
Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

Independent Living Seminar - Healthy Ageing Together

We all want to live well as we age.

How can we do that? Over the last decade, there has been extensive research in this particulars pursuit, which includes successful ageing.

Dr Yoram Barak will present a talk on the findings of reseach, key points to consider about our lifestyle and what it means to age successfully as an individual.

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Tuesday, June 11

10am - 12noon

REACH Church
17 College Street
Oamaru 9400

Refrshments provided

To Register or enquiries:
Cherie Newlove
P 03 434 7008

THIS SERIES IS FREE- Donations/koha are appreciated

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Life Without a Car
Jun
6
10:30 AM10:30

Life Without a Car

Life Without a Car

Plan ahead to do what you enjoy

 
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We provide information about keeping mobile when we are no longer driving. 

Not driving doesn’t have to limit our activities or prevent us from enjoying life.

Adjusting to life without a car doesn’t mean losing independence and freedom.

Our Life Without a Car course:

-      highlights a range of possibilities to remain mobile

-      offers alternative ways of getting about in the community

-      suggests many options to keep involved and enjoying activities

-      gives valuable insights into adapting our lifestyle

-      encourages living positively without driving

 

Thursday, 6th June

St John Lecture room
Mosgiel Senior Hall
5 Hartstong Ave
Mosgiel 9024

Refresments provided afterwards

To Register or enquiries:

Kristen Beardsmore

P: 03 479 3054

E: kristen@ageconcernotago.co.nz

 

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Life Without a Car
Jun
4
10:30 PM22:30

Life Without a Car

Life Without a Car

Plan ahead to do what you enjoy

 
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We provide information about keeping mobile when we are no longer driving. 

Not driving doesn’t have to limit our activities or prevent us from enjoying life.

Adjusting to life without a car doesn’t mean losing independence and freedom.

Our Life Without a Car course:

-      highlights a range of possibilities to remain mobile

-      offers alternative ways of getting about in the community

-      suggests many options to keep involved and enjoying activities

-      gives valuable insights into adapting our lifestyle

-      encourages living positively without driving

 

Tuesday, June 4

10. 30 am

REACH Church

17 College Street

Oamaru 9400
Refresments provided afterwards

To Register or enquiries:

Cherie Newlove

P: 03 434 7008

E: acwaitaki@xtra.co.nz

 

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Tech for Seniors
May
31
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

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Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Tech for Seniors
May
24
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

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Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Independent Living Seminar - Healthy Ageing Together
May
22
10:00 AM10:00

Independent Living Seminar - Healthy Ageing Together

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We all want to live well as we age.

Join us on a journey of exploration as we head down an alternative pathway to see positive opportunities that lie ahead as we age.

Our challenge is to acknowledge growing older, to embrace this life stage and live well.

You are the leader and incharge of your journey in a safe and steady planning process of well-being.

Wednesday, May 22nd

10am - 12noon

REACH Church
17 College Street
Oamaru 9400

Refrshments provided

THIS SERIES IS FREE- Donations/koha are appreciated

To Register or enquiries:
Cherie Newlove
P 03 434 7008

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Tech for Seniors
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

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Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Tech for Seniors
May
10
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

bigstock-Young-Volunteers-Help-Senior-P-226624831.jpg

Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Staying Safe Driving workshop
May
9
10:30 AM10:30

Staying Safe Driving workshop

FINE TUNE YOUR SAFE DRIVING KNOWLEDGE AND KEEP UP WITH ROAD RULE CHANGES.

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Thursday, May 9th

10.30 AM - 1.PM

Milton Elder CARE Trust

185 Union Street

Milton

Enquiries and bookings:

Name: Rachel Harrison

Phone: 03 419 0200

Free: 0800 801 350

Staying safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users and an approved NZTA programme.

The workshop is free, however a donation/koha would be appreciated.

Places are limited, register your interested.

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Staying Safe Driving workshop
May
8
10:30 AM10:30

Staying Safe Driving workshop

FINE TUNE YOUR SAFE DRIVING KNOWLEDGE AND KEEP UP WITH ROAD RULE CHANGES.

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Wednesday, May 8th

10.30 AM - 1.PM

St John Building

7 High St, Balclutha 9230

Enquiries and bookings:

Name: Rachel Harrison

Phone: 03 419 0200

Free: 0800 801 350

Staying safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users and an approved NZTA programme.

The workshop is free, however a donation/koha would be appreciated.

Places are limited, register your interested.

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Senior Chef Cooking Classes
May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions - Wednesday & Friday for 4 weeks
Starting Wednesday May 8th
10 am - 1 pm

Cromwell Sports Club
7 Barry Avenue
Cromwell

For more information and to register Contact : Marie

Age Concern Otago - Central Office
Ph 03 448 7075
E central@ageconcernotago.co.nz

Senior Chefs – Making Friends and Making Meals – Cooking classes for men and women

There’s a cooking class in town and its proving you are never too old to learn.  The free lessons include tips on meal planning, making economical choices, and keeping your meals healthy and nutritious, plus you get to eat what you prepare.

Sharing food and cooking for others provides motivation for cooking which is important for many people who live on their own and find that meals become a boring necessity.  When meals become unattractive it can lead to a lack of appetite, poor nutrition and a number of related health concerns.

Working in pairs in the class, our ‘chefs’ create some wonderful recipes including vegetable quiches, coleslaw, fruit smoothies, omelettes, chilli con carne, and yummy apple crumble.  Over eight weekly morning sessions the ‘chefs’ learn to prepare and cook a variety of food making a complete balanced and nutritious menu.

Our Senior Chef programme has a bonus social by-product too.  It is a fun programme where people come together for the common purpose of learning to cook for themselves so friendships are bound to develop. As well as enjoying the company of others the ‘chefs’ take away a greater sense of wellbeing, the ability to fend a little better for themselves and are less socially isolated.

While we can’t guarantee to make you a Master Chef, you will certainly be a Senior Chef if you come and join us for this wonderful free cooking course.

If you are over 65, we have a free, Senior Chef course (8 session, 4 week) starting. Places are limited so phone Age Concern Otago for more information and to book your place:03 448 7075

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Tech for Seniors
May
3
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

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Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Tech for Seniors
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

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Our Silver Tech class will be taking a break after this Friday due to the Otago Polytech student volunteers being on semester break. They will return May 3 and be available from 1-3 pm in the Octagon Clubrooms to assist you with your digital devices.

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Scam Savvy
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Scam Savvy

Become Scam Savvy

Various speakers will cover topics on how you can keep yourself safe from scammers eother it be the person at the door, on the end of the telephone, trying to access your computer or pulling on your heart strings.

Join Us!

Tuesday, April 9th

1 - 3 pm

Senior Citizens Hall
5 Hartstonge Avenue
Mosgiel

To register or information
Call into Mosgiel Police Station

or contact

Jacqui Hyde
P: 021 166 0924
E: Jacqueline.hyde@police.govt.nz

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Tech for Seniors
Apr
5
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

bigstock-Young-Volunteers-Help-Senior-P-226624831.jpg

Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Tech for Seniors
Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

bigstock-Young-Volunteers-Help-Senior-P-226624831.jpg

Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Staying Safe Driving Workshop
Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

Staying Safe Driving Workshop

Fine tune your safe driving knowledge and keep up with road rule changes.

Tuesday, March 26th
10 am - 1.30pm

Cromwell Catholic Church Hall
Sligo Street
Cromwell

Enquiries and bookings:
Marie Roxburgh
Age Concern Central Otago
03 4487075
central@ageconcernotago.co.nz

 Staying safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users and an approved NZTA programme. 

The workshop is free, however a donation/koha would be appreciated.

Places are limited, register your interest today. 

 

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Tech for Seniors
Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend a individual, friendly and stress free session to gain knowledge how to use your digital device e.g. cellphone, tablet, laptop etc

If so, Join us!!

bigstock-Young-Volunteers-Help-Senior-P-226624831.jpg

Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

Drop in or make a time by contacting Kristen on 03479 3054

We would like to thank the Otago Pohythecnic Computing & IT for their support

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Staying Safe Driving Workshop
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Staying Safe Driving Workshop

Fine tune your safe driving knowledge and keep up with road rule changes.

Wednesday, March 20th

Outram Community Hall
14 Holyhead Street
Outram

TO ENROL OR ENQUIRIES
Kristen – Age Concern Otago
Ph 03 479 3054
E: kristen@ageconcernotago.co.nz

Staying safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users and an approved NZTA programme. 

The workshop is free, however a donation/koha would be appreciated.

or more information please phone 03 479 3054

Places are limited, register your interest today. 

 

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Senior Chef Cooking Classes
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions
Starting Monday March 18th ending April 15th 
10 am - 1 pm

Octagon Clubrooms
Age Concern Building
9 The Octagon
Dunedin 9016

Senior Chefs – Making Friends and Making Meals – Cooking classes for men and women

There’s a cooking class in town and its proving you are never too old to learn.  The free lessons include tips on meal planning, making economical choices, and keeping your meals healthy and nutritious, plus you get to eat what you prepare.

Sharing food and cooking for others provides motivation for cooking which is important for many people who live on their own and find that meals become a boring necessity.  When meals become unattractive it can lead to a lack of appetite, poor nutrition and a number of related health concerns.

Working in pairs in the class, our ‘chefs’ create some wonderful recipes including vegetable quiches, coleslaw, fruit smoothies, omelettes, chilli con carne, and yummy apple crumble.  Over eight weekly morning sessions the ‘chefs’ learn to prepare and cook a variety of food making a complete balanced and nutritious menu.

Our Senior Chef programme has a bonus social by-product too.  It is a fun programme where people come together for the common purpose of learning to cook for themselves so friendships are bound to develop. As well as enjoying the company of others the ‘chefs’ take away a greater sense of wellbeing, the ability to fend a little better for themselves and are less socially isolated.

While we can’t guarantee to make you a Master Chef, you will certainly be a Senior Chef if you come and join us for this wonderful free cooking course.

If you are over 65, we have a free, Senior Chef course (8 session, 4 week) starting. Places are limited so phone Age Concern Otago for more information and to book your place: 477 1040

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Staying Safe Driving Workshop
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Staying Safe Driving Workshop

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Fine tune your safe driving knowledge and keep up with road rule changes.

Monday, March 11th , 2019

10am - 1pm

Octagon Clubrooms
Age Concern Building
No 9 The Octagon (Lower Octagon)
Dunedin 9016

Staying safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users and an approved NZTA programme. 

The workshop is free, however a donation/koha would be appreciated.

or more information please phone 03 479 3054

Places are limited, register your interest today. 

 

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Staying Safe Driving Workshop
Mar
4
10:30 AM10:30

Staying Safe Driving Workshop

Fine tune your safe driving knowledge and keep up with road rule changes.

Monday, March 4th

Brighton Bowling Club
1066 Brighton Rd
Brighton
Dunedin 9006

TO ENROL OR ENQUIRIES
Kristen – Age Concern Otago
Ph 03 479 3054
E: kristen@ageconcernotago.co.nz

Staying safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users and an approved NZTA programme. 

The workshop is free, however a donation/koha would be appreciated.

or more information please phone 03 479 3054

Places are limited, register your interest today. 

 

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Independent Living Seminar - Happy & Healthy
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Independent Living Seminar - Happy & Healthy

We all want to live well as we age. Chances are you get your car tuned regularly, never skipping a service. However, are you taking such good care of yourself? Reseach shows if we use preventive measures it reduces the risk of illness and disease. Come along to find out what you can do to keep happy and healthy.

Monday, February 25 & March 4
10am – 12.30pm

Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall,
5 Hartstonge Avenue,
Mosgiel

  • ·         February 25 - Health checks to support a healthy body to lead a good life. Explore good oral health as we age. What immunisations and health screenings should older people consider as we age?

  • ·         March 4 - Explore medications safety, storage, disposal, adverse effects, warnings etc. Environmental changes and which life skills and knowledge and older person can do to support our community?

THIS SERIES IS FREE- Donations/koha are appreciated

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To Register or enquiries contact:
Kristen Beardsmore
Age Concern Otago
P 03 479 3054
E kristen@ageconcernotago.co.nz

Speakers will be W. Murray Thomson, Professor of Dental Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Otago University; Helen Turner, Immunisation Coordinator, Southern DHB; Emma Bell and Genevieve Cowley, Southern DHB, National Bowel Screening; Bianca Pasco, Pharmacist, Mosgiel Health Centre; Michele Cox, Organic Gardener; Rochell Fox, Disability Information and a speaker on environment changes.

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