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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 and workshops 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 Choice – finding the best fit
For senior home owner-occupiers this is a research-based decision support tool designed to help older adults think through:

  • How to adapt their current home to live in or
  • Moving on in the future

Date/Time: Thursday 5 May, 10am-12.30pm
Venue: Howick
or
Date/Time: Thursday 23 April, 10.00am-12.30pm
Venue: Anchorage Park
Register your interest

Staying Safe Driving (3 - 5 hours)
This driver refresher is designed to fine tune your safe driving knowledge and keep you updated with road rule changes. Staying safe is a classroom-based course for senior road users with material authorised by the New Zealand Transport Agency. 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: Tuesday 17 March, 9.30am-2.30pm
Venue: Kawakawa Bay
or
Date/Time: Friday 29 May, 9.30am-2.30pm
Venue: Anchorage Park
or
Date/Time: Thursday 11 June, 9.30am-2.30pm
Venue: Howick
Register your interest

Seminars
Seminars are usually 2 to 2½ hours long and involve guest speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Advance Care Planning
Peoples needs change as they age and there may come a time when a person is no longer able to make decisions or advocate for themselves. Many of us find thinking about the end of life difficult. This can mean we don't talk about it and don't put any plans in place for the future. This seminar provides very practical information on what an Advance Care Plan is, why we should have one, and the process to write one.

Date/Time: Thursday 30 April, 10.00am-12.30pm
Venue: Papakura
Register your interest

We can also come and deliver one of the presentations below to your seniors group. Email or (09) 279 4331ext 800  to discuss. A koha towards expenses is appreciated

Presentations
These interactive presentations and activities allow plenty of time for discussion and sharing.

Steady Steps (an introduction to falls prevention)
A short, interactive session with a power point presentation, introducing some facts about falls, causes and some strategies to reduce the risk of falling.

Date/Time: Monday 2 March, 10.00am-12noon
Venue: Clendon
or
Date/Time: Friday 27 March, 10.00am-12noon
Venue: Flat Bush
or
Date/Time: Tuesday 31 March, 10.00am-12noon
Venue: Papatoetoe
Register your interest

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 24 March, 10am-12noon
Venue: Papakura
or
Date/Time: Wednesday 25 March, 10am-12noon
Venue: Pukekohe
or
Date/Time: Tuesday 28 April, 10am-12noon
Venue: Tuakau
or
Date/Time: Friday 8 May, 10am-12noon
Venue: Pukekohe
or
Date/Time: Monday 11 May, 10am-12noon
Venue: Howick
or
Date/Time: Tuesday 9 June, 10am-12noon
Venue: Pukekohe
Register your interest

Nutrition in a Nutshell
An overview of 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.

Date/Time: Friday 14 February, 10am-12noon
Venue: Pukekohe
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Spring into Safety
Looks at various ways to keep ourselves safe at home, (including on line safety and scams) and out in the community.

Date/Time: Monday 9 March, 10am-12noon
Venue: Howick
or
Date/Time: Thursday 26 March
Venue: Pukekohe
Register your interest
 

Supports for Super Seniors
This interactive “signpost” workshop gives an overview of the variety of agencies and organisations that are available to give advice and support, including online and telephone resources.

Date/Time: Thursday 18 June, 10am-11.30am
Venue: Pukekohe
Register your interest

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.
What affects your balance? What can cause a slip, trip or fall? This course provides information on maintaining your physical wellbeing and some simple strength and balance exercises that can be done at home.   

Date/Time: Tuesdays 11, 18, 25 February & 3 March, 10am-12.30pm
Venue: Kawakawa Bay
Register your interest

Seniors Eating Well (four weeks) Held over four consecutive weeks, 10.00am – 12.30pm
During this interactive presentation we will cover nutrition, 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. Includes food tasting.

Date/Time: Thursdays 7, 14, 21 & 28 May, 10am-12.30pm
Venue: Howick
Register your interest




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