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Age Concern Otago
Dec
19
to Jan 14

Age Concern Otago

Age Concern Otago are closed for the summer break- from Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 until Monday January 14, 2019

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We wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday season and look forward to seeing you all in 2019

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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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Senior Chef Cooking Classes
Mar
18
to Apr 15

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
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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Octagon Market Day
Nov
30
10:00 PM22:00

Octagon Market Day

Market Days

Wednesday November 28 & Friday November 30

Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Otago

9 The Octagon

Market tables in the clubrooms selling a variety of goods ranging from produce, baking, white elephant and other.

You may find that special gift you are looking for.

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Octagon Market Day
Nov
28
10:00 PM22:00

Octagon Market Day

Market Days

Wednesday November 28 & Friday November 30

Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Otago

9 The Octagon

Market tables in the clubrooms selling a variety of goods ranging from produce, baking, white elephant and other.

You may find that special gift you are looking for.

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Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

Silver Tech afternoon

Would you like to learn 1-1 how to use your digital device e.g, Tablet, cellphone, laptop etc to gain some independence?

Friday, November 23rd

1- 3pm

Age Concern Building
Octagon Clubrooms
9 The Octagon

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Join us for an afternoon of one-on-one tuition to learn more about your device. Learn how your device works, search the web, program that assist you to keep in touch or find information etc. Students from St Hilda’s College will assist you to step into the future and to easy-to-navigate digital technology.

To book your 20 minute lesson or for further information

Contact Kristen Beardsmore

Phone 03 479 3054

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Octagon Club Concert
Nov
21
1:30 PM13:30

Octagon Club Concert

Wednesday, November 14th

1.30pm - 3 pm

$3 entry (includes afternoon tea)

Entertainer: Russell Ward Trio

The Octagon Clubrooms
Age Concern Otago building
9 The Octagon
Dunedin Central

The Octagon Club concert day every 3rd Wednesday,

 

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English for Elders
Nov
19
10:00 PM22:00

English for Elders

Age Concern Otago is offering weekly English classes to migrants over the age of 65. Whatever your first language is, this English class is for you.

Every Monday at 10am older migrants join together with Volunteer Tutors to learn conversational English

The Octagon Clubrooms
Age Concern Otago
9 The Octagon

For information
Contact Kristen Beardsmore
Phone 03 479 3054
Email: kristen@ageconcernotago.co.nz

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Octagon Club Bus Trip
Nov
18
9:00 PM21:00

Octagon Club Bus Trip

Everyone is familiar with the Oamaru Festival events and this year, a bus will travel on Sunday for the Street Market Day on the 18th November. Cost for the bus and entry to the event $40.00 per person. We will leave the Depot at 9.00am     and the Club Rooms at 9.15am. Let Rose or Gwen know if you are interested in this day out. Phone 477 1040

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Tech for Seniors
Nov
16
3:00 PM15:00

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!!

Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm

Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

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Staying Safe Driving Workshop
Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Staying Safe Driving Workshop

  • 3 Ovenden Street Owaka, OTA, 9535 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Friday November 16

Owaka Memorial Community Hall
3 Overnden Street
Owaka

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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Tech for Seniors
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

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!!

Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm

Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

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Men's Breakfast - Health Expo
Nov
9
7:00 AM07:00

Men's Breakfast - Health Expo

Inviting all blokes 16 years and over to a Men's Health Expo. Come and join us for all things men's health, plus get a free health check

Mosgiel RSA

6 Church Street
Mosgiel

Friday, November 9th, 2018

from 7.30am

 

Funds raised will go to the Mosgiel Pool rebuild and The Movember Foundation

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Tech for Seniors
Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

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!!

Every Friday, between 1 to 3 pm

Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

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Octagon Club Market Day
Nov
2
10:30 AM10:30

Octagon Club Market Day

There will market tables in the Club Rooms selling a variety of goods ranging from produce, baking, white elephants and other possibilities. You may even find that special gift you were looking for. We would welcome any contributions so if you are spring cleaning or have jam or relishes etc that are surplus to requirements any donations would be much appreciated. (No clothing items this year please.)

 

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Octagon Club Market Day
Oct
31
10:30 AM10:30

Octagon Club Market Day

There will market tables in the Club Rooms selling a variety of goods ranging from produce, baking, white elephants and other possibilities. You may even find that special gift you were looking for. We would welcome any contributions so if you are spring cleaning or have jam or relishes etc that are surplus to requirements any donations would be much appreciated. (No clothing items this year please.)

 

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English for Elders
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

English for Elders

Age Concern Otago is offering weekly English classes to migrants over the age of 65. Whatever your first language is, this English class is for you.

Every Monday at 10am older migrants join together with Volunteer Tutors to learn conversational English

The Octagon Clubrooms
Age Concern Otago
9 The Octagon

For information
Contact Kristen Beardsmore
Phone 03 479 3054
Email: kristen@ageconcernotago.co.nz

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Staying Safe Driving Workshop
Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30

Staying Safe Driving Workshop

  • 3 Ovenden Street Owaka, OTA, 9535 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Wednesday, October 24th

Milton Seniors Hall
35 Milton Highway

Milton

TO ENROL OR ENQUIRIES
Pam Wells – Milton Seniors
Ph: 03 417 8759

or
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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Ukulele Choir
Oct
22
1:00 PM13:00

Ukulele Choir


If you would like to join in the fun and laughter, make music while learning or revisit playing the ukulele.

Every Monday at 1pm the Ukulele Choir get together to learn new songs and have fun making music together

The Octagon Clubrooms
Age Concern Otago
9 The Octagon

For information
Contact Kristen Beardsmore
Phone 03 479 3054
Email: kristen@ageconcernotago.co.nz

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Tech for Seniors
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Tech for Seniors

Tech for Seniors

Gain confidence & independence with technology

Would you like to attend 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!!

Every Friday, 1 to 3 pm

Octagon Clubrooms

Age Concern Building

9 The Octagon

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

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions
Monday & Thursday
Starting Monday September 24th until October 18
10 am - 12.30 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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Octagon Club Concert
Oct
17
1:30 PM13:30

Octagon Club Concert

Wednesday, October 17th

1.30pm - 3 pm

$3 entry (includes afternoon tea)

Entertainer: Red Cross Choir

The Octagon Clubrooms
Age Concern Otago building
9 The Octagon
Dunedin Central

The Octagon Club concert day every 3rd Wednesday,

 

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Independent Living Seminars - Brain Health Series
Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Independent Living Seminars - Brain Health Series

We all want to age well. How can we do that? Over the last decade, there has been extensive research in this particular pursuit, which includes the ageing brain and how to keep our brains healthy. Dr Yoram Barak will present this series of talks on different aspects of the brain including disease prevention, how to nourish our brain and then examine how to age successfully in later life.  

October 2nd - 16th
10am – 12.30pm

Senior Citizens Hall, 
5 Hartstonge Avenue, Mosgiel

  • October 2nd - Can we prevent Alzheimer's disease?

  • October 9th – Brain Food

  • October 16th –Successful Ageing?

THIS SERIES IS FREE-  Donations/koha are appreciated   

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

Dr Yoram Bark is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin and consultant psychogeriatrician at the SDHB. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at the Sackler School of Medicine, is a specialised consultant and collaborates with various renowned Universities including New York State, USA and University of Tel Aviv, Israel and Medical Associations

His research include multiple sclerosis, cancer, a wide range of psychiatric conditions with special emphasis on old-age psychiatry, and suicide. He has published extensively in these areas, and is author or co-author of over 175 peer-reviewed journal articles. His book "Preventing Alzheimer's Disease" has recently been published in the US.

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Senior Chef Cooking Classes
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions
Monday & Thursday
Starting Monday September 24th until October 18
10 am - 12.30 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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Senior Chef Cooking Classes
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions
Monday & Thursday
Starting Monday September 24th until October 18
10 am - 12.30 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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Independent Living Seminars - Brain Health Series
Oct
9
10:30 AM10:30

Independent Living Seminars - Brain Health Series

We all want to age well. How can we do that? Over the last decade, there has been extensive research in this particular pursuit, which includes the ageing brain and how to keep our brains healthy. Dr Yoram Barak will present this series of talks on different aspects of the brain including disease prevention, how to nourish our brain and then examine how to age successfully in later life.  

October 2nd - 16th
10am – 12.30pm

Senior Citizens Hall, 
5 Hartstonge Avenue, Mosgiel

  • October 2nd - Can we prevent Alzheimer's disease?

  • October 9th – Brain Food

  • October 16th –Successful Ageing?

THIS SERIES IS FREE-  Donations/koha are appreciated   

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

Dr Yoram Bark is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin and consultant psychogeriatrician at the SDHB. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at the Sackler School of Medicine, is a specialised consultant and collaborates with various renowned Universities including New York State, USA and University of Tel Aviv, Israel and Medical Associations

His research include multiple sclerosis, cancer, a wide range of psychiatric conditions with special emphasis on old-age psychiatry, and suicide. He has published extensively in these areas, and is author or co-author of over 175 peer-reviewed journal articles. His book "Preventing Alzheimer's Disease" has recently been published in the US.

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

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions
Monday & Thursday
Starting Monday September 24th until October 18
10 am - 12.30 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
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Staying Safe Driving Workshop

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

Monday, October 8th, 2018

St Johns Lecture room
Mosgiel Seniors Hall
5 Hartstronge Avenue
Mosgiel

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.

For more information please phone 03 479 3054

Places are limited, register your interest today. 

 

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Senior Chef Cooking Classes
Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions
Monday & Thursday
Starting Monday September 24th until October 18
10 am - 12.30 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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Independent Living Seminars - Brain Health Series
Oct
2
10:30 AM10:30

Independent Living Seminars - Brain Health Series

We all want to age well. How can we do that? Over the last decade, there has been extensive research in this particular pursuit, which includes the ageing brain and how to keep our brains healthy. Dr Yoram Barak will present this series of talks on different aspects of the brain including disease prevention, how to nourish our brain and then examine how to age successfully in later life.  

October 2nd - 16th
10am – 12.30pm

Senior Citizens Hall, 
5 Hartstonge Avenue, Mosgiel

  • October 2nd - Can we prevent Alzheimer's disease?

  • October 9th – Brain Food

  • October 16th –Successful Ageing?

THIS SERIES IS FREE-  Donations/koha are appreciated   

brain health 2.jpg

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

Dr Yoram Bark is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin and consultant psychogeriatrician at the SDHB. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at the Sackler School of Medicine, is a specialised consultant and collaborates with various renowned Universities including New York State, USA and University of Tel Aviv, Israel and Medical Associations

His research include multiple sclerosis, cancer, a wide range of psychiatric conditions with special emphasis on old-age psychiatry, and suicide. He has published extensively in these areas, and is author or co-author of over 175 peer-reviewed journal articles. His book "Preventing Alzheimer's Disease" has recently been published in the US.

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Senior Chef Cooking Classes
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

8 sessions
Monday & Thursday
Starting Monday September 24th until October 18
10 am - 12.30 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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International Day for Older Persons
Oct
1
1:30 AM01:30

International Day for Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.

On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106.The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Older_Persons

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