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Age 2 Be – Positive Ageing Expo

Thursday 3 April 2014, 10.00 am–3.00 pm at the Headingly Centre, Richmond.

The Age to Be Positive Aging Expo promises to have something of interest to seniors, their families or whanau or anyone heading towards retirement.

The expo showcases Nelson and Tasman’s recreational, health and social services that make ageing a positive experience.

Along with 60 stallholders there will be seminars, demonstrations and a chance to have a go at a range of activities as well as getting quick health checks.

This is the sixth Age to Be Expo which is becoming widely known as “the place to be” for getting all information in one easy place. Last year over 2000 people attended which was double the amount from previous years.

Ruby Aberhart, Age to Be Expo organiser says “There are plenty of groups, clubs, services and agencies that help give us the best opportunity to age positively, but knowing where and how to find them can be a challenge. This Expo provides the opportunity to talk to them all and find out what they offer”.

There’s plenty of groups, clubs, services and government agencies that help give us all the best opportunity to age positively. The Expo provides the opportunity to come along and talk to them, find out what they do and how to get involved.

The Nelson Tasman Positive Aging Forum and Age Concern Nelson are coordinating two seminars. Seminar One, 10.30 -12 noon, “Staying Active and in Control – Getting the support you need”. Presenter Jenny Keightley will update us on Home based support, respite and restorative care, and Margaret Owens, President of the Retirement Villages Association NZ – Exploring the Realities and Exploding the Myths of Residential care. The second Seminar, from 1-2pm, with two local guests speakers is titled “Life in 3D” – Talking about Dementia, Delirium and Depression.

The Expo will also offer CarFit checks. These offer older drivers a free check on how well they personally ‘fit’ their vehicle. The CarFit check takes about 20 minutes with each participant to ensure they ‘fit’ their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety.

The event is aimed at older adults and their families, admission is free with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits provided, lunch will be available for purchase.
If your group would like to have a stall registrations are open till 21 March 2014 subject to availability. Please note there are a limited number of stall spaces – don’t miss out.

For further information or Tasman District Council, Community Recreation Advisor, Mike Tasman-Jones, on (03) 543 8403 or email mike.tasman-jones@tasman.govt.nz

Mike Tasman-Jones
03 543 8403