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Health Promotion Activities

Counties Manukau

Age Concern Auckland delivers a range of Health Promotion activities that provide practical knowledge on topics to help older people to age well and stay independent, healthy and active. A list of the activities we offer across in Counties Manukau are below, however you’ll need to contact the Counties Manukau office to enquire about the activity or workshop you are interested in and to register. Please note not not all activities are available at all times.

We can also come and present to groups you are involved in. If you are interested in having a Health Promotion Presentation delivered to your seniors group in 2020, please email.

When registering your interest please indicate clearly the activity; date and venue you are interested in attending

Workshops

My Home, My Choices – finding the best fit (2 ½ hours)
This Workshop is for Senior home owner-occupiers and will provide an opportunity for you to use a research-based, booklet/card-based resource to help you think through how and where you want to live during your retirement. It will also offer information to assit you on how to use and adapt your current home to suit your needs if you wish to remain there. 

Date/Time: Thursday 29 September, 10am-12.30pm
Venue: Anchorage Park
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Staying Safe - for mature road users (3 - 5 hours)
This driver refresher Workshop is designed to fine tune your safe driving knowledge and keep you updated with road rule changes. Staying safe is classroom-based and uses information and material provided by the New Zealand Transport Agency. You will not be tested!
This off-road course covers four key themes:

  • Keeping Safe (thinking about your safety)
  • Being Safe (driver skills)
  • Safe Journeys (managing road situations)
  • Keep Moving Safely (alternatives to driving)

Date/Time: Friday 9 October, 9.30am-2.30pm
Venue: Anchorage Park
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Improving Sleep (2 ½ hours)
This interactive Workshop is designed for older people who suffer from not having enough sleep and/or good quality sleep.  We will explore the structure of sleep and its impact on our health and you will be provided with positive strategies and suggestions for improving your hours of quality sleep.

Date/Time: Wednesday 28 October, 10am-12.30pm
Venue: Manurewa
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Down But Not Out (2 ½ hours)
This Workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of depression and help you to recognise the differences between the 'blues' and 'depression'. There will be suggestions for coping and you also learn where to seek help. We will also explore how to have a flourishing life in our later years. This Workshop is aimed at those seeking information for themselves or for people they care about. Participants can be assured of a confidential, non-threatening and supportive environment.
Date/Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
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Technology for Seniors (2 ½ hours)
An opportunity for older adults to get individual instruction on their own devices eg mobile phones, laptops, tablets and iPads.
The Workshop provides the opportunity to learn at your own pace and find out as much or as little as YOU want.
Date/Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
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Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney Seminar
Who will manage your affairs if you are no longer able to? Have you caught up with the changes made to the Power of Attorney legislation which may affect you and your family? Come and find out about Enduring Powers of Attorney and learn about what you need to think about to create and/or review a Will.
Date/Time: TBC
Venue: TBC 

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Presentations
These interactive Presentations are available to Seniors Groups/Organisations and we allow plenty of time during the Presentation for discussion and questions. Printed supporting notes will be provided to take home.
Email or (09) 279 4331ext 800  to discuss. A koha towards expenses is appreciated.

Steady Steps (an introduction to falls prevention)
This Presentation introduces facts about slips, trips and falls, their likely causes and provides information on early strategies to reduce the risk of falling.

Date/Time: Tuesday 22 September, 10.00am-12noon
Venue: Papakura
or
Date/Time: Thursday 15 October, 10.00am-12noon
Venue: Manurewa
or
Date/Time: Tuesday 3 November, 10.00am-12noon
Venue: Papatoetoe
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Scam Alert! (Beware! Be wise!)
This Presentation looks at what is a scam, who can be scammed, the ways you can be scammed and how to protect yourself.

Date/Time: Tuesday 13 October, 10am-12noon
Venue: Tuakau
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Nutrition in a Nutshell
This Presentation provides information on the importance of nutrition as we age and our changing nutritional needs. Includes a look at food groups, their importance and recommended daily intake, the importance of protein, fibre, fluids, strong bones, Vitamin D and smart snacking.
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Spring into Safety
This Presentation provides information on various ways to keep ourselves safe at home and when out in the community. Also briefly covers onling safety and scams.
Register your interest
 

Supports for Super Seniors
This Presentation provides an on the variety of agencies and organisations that are available to give advice and support to older people and includes information about online and telephone resources.
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Multiple Week Programmes
Please note: as these programmes are held over four consecutive weeks, participants must be able to attend all four sessions at the time of registration.  

Positive Steps (Falls Prevention) Held over four consecutive weeks, 10.00am – 12.30pm.
A Programme for older people to help retain independence and maintain health and wellbeing. Provides a range of information to help reduce the risk of falling and introduces a gentle strength and balance exercises programme.   
Date/Time: TBC
Venue: TBC

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Seniors Eating Well (four weeks) Held over four consecutive weeks, 10.00am – 12.30pm
During this interactive programme we will cover the importance of nutrition as we age and our changing nuturitional needs, strong bones, fibre and fluid, shopping and cooking for one or two, smart snacking, food safety, nutrition myths and kitchen equipment. You will come away with some delicious recipes and a manual with lots of helpful information.

Date/Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
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