Sleep: A Pillar of Healthy Ageing
We spend about a third of our lives asleep, by the time we’re 65 that’s about 22 years!
But the importance of sleep is largely overlooked when it comes
to wellbeing. In older adulthood, sleep can become more disturbed.
This can affect how we feel and function plus impact our physical and
Dr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre
(Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and
its relationship to health and wellbeing.
We will be holding a one hour presentation providing an overview of sleep, common disorders and some tips:
- 23 July 2020, 10:30am, in Lower Hutt
Senior Gallery Tours
Exciting opportunity for Volunteer visitors and their clients at the Wellington City Gallery!
In collaboration with Wellington City Gallery and Nikau Café, Age Concern Wellington is happy to offer guided tour of our exhibitions, followed by an afternoon tea in the café, which will be provided by Nikau.
The gallery is accessible and has lifts, and a wheelchair may be available upon request.
- 19 August 2020, 1:30pm
- 9 September 2020, 1:30pm
- 14 October 2020, 1:30pm
- 11 November 2020, 1:30pm
The sessions are limited to 12 participants per time – please call Kirsten at 04 499 6645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
Staying Safe workshops for senior drivers
Staying Safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users. The workshop aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices and increase the knowledge of other transport options available to help senior road users remain safely mobile.
You can more information for senior drivers including a self-assessment quiz on the NZTA website.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more or reserve a space.
Join us for a Nutrition Workshop by Otago University’s Rhiannon Cox!
Find out how you can
- feel better
- sleep better
- increase your energy levels by eating the right foods.
Learn how what you eat affects your health as you get older, how your digestive system changes and what you can do to slow the ageing process down. A light snack and hot drinks will be provided at this free workshop.
New workshop dates will be announced soon. Please call 04 499 6648 or email email@example.com if you would like to find out more or reserve a space.
Seniors Online Banking Workshop
Find out about the basics of online banking and feel more confident using this method of payment. Even more important with the phasing out of cheques!
Includes information on:
- Keeping yourself safe.
- Costs and benefits compared to over the counter.
- Troubleshooting – what to do if something goes wrong.
- Paywave and more.
This workshop is presented by ASB Bank with the support of Age Concern Wellington, Wesley Community Action, SeniorNet and Hutt City Council.
Next workshop date to be determined… Please call 04 499 6648 for more information.
Life Without a Car workshops
We provide information about keeping mobile when we are no longer driving. Adjusting to life without a car doesn’t mean losing independence and freedom. The workshops:
- Offer alternative ways of getting about in the community
- Suggest many options to keep involved and enjoying activities
Spin Poi for your health
Thank you to everyone who joined the Spin Poi presentation and hands-on workshop for the general public. Poi can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Poi/health exponent Dr. Kate Riegle van West led this one hour session in February.