Health Promotion

Heart FoodWe deliver a range of courses on health and well-being directly to older people.  These are fun, sociable and usually interactive courses where you learn to take control of you own health and well-being needs.

 

Eat Well/Live Well

Eat Well/Live Well is a free nutrition and wellness course for older adults.

The course is for you if.....

  • You are sick of cooking the same meals every week and want to tempt your taste buds with new ideas
  • You want to understand more about how your nutritional needs change as you become older
  • You would like information on kitchen equipment to make meal preparation easier
  • You have found yourself preparing food regularly for the first time
  • You would like easier and cost efficient ways of cooking for one

Courses are held throughout the Waikato.  They will be advertised in your local paper or you can contact us to find out when the next course will be in your town.

 To contact our Health Promotion Trainer:

email   margrit@ageconcern.gen.nz

Phone  (0064 7) 282 1095 or 07 838 2266

CURRENT COURSE: ​​ Raglan March 2017

                                 Cambridge May/June 2017

                                 Otorohanga September 2017

                                 Huntly October 2017

                                 Paeroa November 2017

Eat Well, Move Well

A similar course to Eat Well, Live Well held in Hamilton February 2017

Men's Health

Each year in June we run a mens health WOF (Warrant of Fitness) check up event.

Next men's health event - WOF check will be  June 2017.  

 

Resources

The brochure "Men's Health-Ignoring It Won't Make It Better" is available from our office or it can be downloaded as a pdf from www.ageconcern.org.nz/acnz/publicaions.

 

Relationships

RELATIONSHIPS MATTER IN LATER LIFE

A new web-based resource for older people tackles some of the big relationship issues faced in later life, including sexual intimacy and re –partnering. The new resource, collaboration between Relationships Aotearoa and Age Concern New Zealand, can be found on both organisations’ websites.

Satisfying relationships, including intimate relationships, are important to the wellbeing of all people, including older people, both organisations say. “Intimate relationships in later life can be affected by life events such as retirement, changes in living arrangement, changes in family and community commitments, changes in health, the need to care for or be cared for by a spouse, the onset of dementia or the death of a spouse,” Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive Ann Martin says.

“As with any changes that require us to adapt, they can present challenges to the individuals concerned and their families so relationships information and support must be available to them,” said Relationships Aotearoa Acting Chief Executive Shenagh Gleisner. There will also be older people who are separating or entering new relationships, Shenagh says. “If you’re telling yourself ‘it’s too late to change,’ this will prevent you from asking for help – it is not too late.”

“Older people’s experience of relationships can be affected by ageist myths and stereotypes,” says Ann Martin. “For example, expectations of decline in sexual activity, society’s youth-oriented view of attractiveness, and ambivalence by family members towards an older relative forming a new relationship, can all present obstacles to older people,” she says. “In residential care, the attitudes of both family members and staff to intimacy and sexuality can result in a lack of sensitivity to the needs and desires of residents,” Ann Martin adds.

The resources can be viewed at: Age Concern NZ

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