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Health Promotion


Our Health Promotion activities are available to those over 65 living independently and are delivered at a variety of community venues across Auckland. While free to attend, we are always grateful for koha (donations) to cover the cost of refreshments.  Express your interest in attending our sessions via the form at the bottom of the page; bookings are essential. 

Steady Steps, Improving Nutrition for Healthy Ageing and Scam Alert Presentations are also available to Seniors Groups who have a guest speaking slot or to residents at Retirement Villages. Timings can be tailored to suit and can be delivered to your Group or Village residents. These Presentations are provided free of charge but a koha towards travelling expenses would be greatly appreciated.

 To arrange a Presentation for your Group or Village, please phone: (09) 820 0184 or 489 4975 or email: ageconcern@ageconak.org.nz



Ageing Well
Programme
July 2023 - June 2024


Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning is a way to help you think about, talk about and share your thoughts and wishes about your future health care. Now is the best time to consider taking part in Advance Care planning conversations before a possible serious illness. Planning will help you and those around you understand what is important to you and what treatment and care you would like. Join us at our seminar where our expert guest speaker will help you understand what an Advance Care Plan is and how to set one up.

Ageing Mindfully

This workshop aims to support older people cope better with ageing and the challenges that come with ageing and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. We also would like to help participants experience the benefits of mindfulness - such as better sleep and memory.


All about Funerals

This seminar is designed to empower and educate about the practical and legal issues that need to be considered when a bereavement occurs. Learn from our expert guest speaker all about planning for a Funeral and all the options and choices that are available in Auckland. 

Down But Not Out

This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of depression and help you to recognize the differences between the ‘blues’ and ‘depression’. There will be suggestions for coping and you will also learn how and 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. 


Enduring Power of Attorney and Wills

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 along to this seminar and find out from our expert guest speaker about Enduring Powers of Attorney and learn about what you need to think about to create and/or review a Will.

Heart Health

A Heart Health Advocate from the Heart Foundation will cover the following : How the heart works; sign and symptoms of a heart attack; what to do in a emergency, risk factors; heart healthy choices & pulse awareness.


Improving Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

A one hour presentation that will provide 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.

Improving Sleep 

This workshop is designed for those 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.   


Independent Living Services

Having trouble opening jars, getting out of cars and picking things up off the floor? ‘Independent Living Services’ has a mission to make daily living easier, so you can live your life, your way. Find out from our expert guest speaker about how to access support groups and health resources in your area. Will include demonstrations of the latest mobility equipment and products to help you with everyday tasks and can provide height and safety checks of your walker or walking stick.

Introduction to Zoom

We have seen a huge increase in the use of ‘Zoom’ by people for both work and as a great way to stay socially connected. It’s particularly useful for groups of people to meet together online at the same time (for family catch up’s or meetings). This workshop will introduce you to Zoom – explaining how to access it and use it for basic purposes. Bring your own device (e.g. cell phone, laptop, tablets/iPad) and we will work together in a small group to help get you using Zoom confidently. Please bring your device fully charged and with instruction booklets if available.


Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in New Zealand, affecting 1 in 7 people over the age of 50. Come along to this seminar and learn from our expert guest speaker about this age-related eye disease; how to reduce your risk, the latest treatments and the supports available for those with the disease.


My Home, My Choices

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 assist you on how to use and adapt your current home to better suit your needs if you wish to remain there.


Scam Alert!

A one hour presentation designed to educate and empower older people on a range of different scams - with tips and strategies provided on how to avoid them.


Staying Safe for Mature Road Users

A classroom-based refresher workshop for Senior drivers.  Using information and resources provided by Waka Kotahi (New Zealand Transport Agency), the workshop aims to fine tune your safe driving knowledge, increase your knowledge of road code changes and outline other transport options available to help Seniors remain mobile. The session is relaxed and informative and you will not be tested.


Steady Steps

A one hour presentation that will introduce facts about slips, trips and falls, their likely causes and provides information on easy strategies to reduce the risk of falling – thereby helping you to maintain your independence.


Technology For Seniors

This workshop provides you the opportunity to get individual tuition on your devices (eg. mobile phones, tablets and laptops) with a volunteer tutor. Learn at your pace and find out how to do the things you want to use your device for (e.g. emails, internet, apps, etc). Please bring your device fully charged and instruction booklets if possible.

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