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Independent Living

 
 

To age positively means welcoming the opportunities of older age. Our challenge is to embrace this life stage and live well.

Join us on a journey of exploration as we head down an alternative pathway to see positive opportunities that lie ahead as we age. You choose; wear a seat belt, or go for a wild ride.

Join us on a journey of exploration as we head down an alternative pathway to see positive opportunities that lie ahead as we age. You choose; wear a seat belt, or go for a wild ride.

Positive ageing is a term used to describe the process of maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as you age.

Keeping a positive attitude toward ageing is particularly important as it allows you to continue to feel good and have a sense of control as you face another part of the life cycle.

Ageing is associated with many rewarding experiences. It is however also a time when significant changes might occur.

 

Independent Living Seminars - Let's Love Later Life

Age Concern Otago’s series of independent living seminars are designed to assist you to feel good, have a sense of control and get more out of life. The programme of activities are delivered in partnership with older people, community services, groups and support agencies.

The 2 hour seminars sessions will be an opportunity to explore how to remain connected to activities, friends and community, how to live safely at home and maintain a healthy mind and body.

A session will cover planning for the future to ensure that you are well cared for and protected in the way you choose to be.

 

Each seminar will include

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Old age ain’t for sissies, and there is no denying loving later life can be challenging.
— Actress Bette Davis
  • information, resources and expert speakers
  • opportunities to ask questions
  • gather useful and practical information
  • meet new people in a relaxed, social environment
  • 2 hours of various subject matter relating to living well
  • FREE light lunch & refreshments

Seminars, workshops and courses are free to all older people, both members and non-members of Age Concern.  A koha towards expenses is always very much appreciated. Bookings are essential.

To find out more or visit our What's On page

 

Independent Living - A Guide for Health and Wellbeing

Age Concern Otago has released this updated Independent Living Guide; it’s designed to help Otago’s older people age well and stay in good health.

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The 24 page guide covers topics such as communicating about your health, being well within, making your home a safe place, preparing your affairs, getting out and about and keeping connected to your community. It’s crammed with resources, information and suggestions to assist in making informed decisions. 

The guide is free and available in the Dunedin Office if you would like to pop in to collect one, alternatively, click here to download the full guide.

 
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Life without a Car - Dunedin transport options to enable independence within the community

Age Concern Otago is pleased to provide you with information on Dunedin transport options and insights into how to keep mobile, and solutions on how to go about life with some planning and adjustments.

Depending on circumstances and need, people will use different transport solutions. Adjusting to life without a car doesn’t mean losing independence and freedom. To stop driving will not be a limiting factor that prevents you doing what you want, but it is important to plan for future transport needs.

The booklet is free and available in the Dunedin Office if you would like to pop in to collect one, alternatively, click here to download.