Arguably, this is one of the biggest events of its kind in New Zealand with features unique to Franklin. Sadly, it has already been and gone for the 2018 period, but being an annual event we expect to have another great expo in 2019!
In 2018 there were an array of amazing exhibitors offering advice, help, and information available across a great many topics of relevance and importance to older people and their families. This includes advice on residential care options and alternatives, resources and equipment for everyday living with a range of impairments or disabilities, information on volunteering, support to and for carers, and even professionals providing health screening and advice on healthy lifestyles.
On the fun side, we will also had line dancing, Tai Chi, and a variety of exercises to help keep you happier and healthier, and yes there were belly dancers. In addition there was a range of hobbies, crafts, sports, and social activities to keep the mind and body active.
So, if you are an older person, know an older person, think that you might one day be an older person, or just wonder what older persons get up to, then make sure to come to the 2019 Franklin Positive Ageing Expo! Dates yet to be confirmed.
Below are a few photos from our well-resourced 2018 stand.