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    • Drying Clothes in Winter
      • 30 Jun 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • What is the best way to dry laundry during the winter months?  Recently Consumer New Zealand ran a test of five different methods to determine which would be the best way of drying your washing in winter. The results are summarised below, but basically a clothes dryer is probably your best option, but the method ... Read more

    • A Little Insight Into the New Zealand Meat Board History
      • 30 Jun 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Meeting Change – The New Zealand Red Meat Story 1997 to 2022, co-authored by Ali Spencer and Mick Calder, was officially launched at Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, in Wellington recently. Mick, our Age Concern Wellington Region (ACWR) office volunteer, worked for the NZ Meat Producers Board and its affiliated organisations for ... Read more

    • Menzshed wellington revitalised
      • 23 Jun 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Menzshed Wellington is back in business. After being homeless for almost two years they have found a new shed in the old Hataitai Bowling Club greenkeeper’s shed. It is part of the Hataitai Centre, renamed after the Bowling Club closed, at 157 Hataitai Road, about 100 metres away from the Hataitai Village shops. Initially it ... Read more

    • Mahi Award Nominee Joan
      • 22 Jun 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • At Age Concern Wellington Region, we can only do our work with the help of volunteers. We work with hundreds of volunteers, and each one is truly appreciated. Sometimes, we come across volunteers who stand out for their willingness to go the extra mile. Joan Robertshawe is one of these volunteers. She’s not only always ... Read more

    • New Zealand Celebrates First Matariki Public Holiday 24 June 2022
      • 17 Jun 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates its first official national Matariki public holiday on 24 June this year. The reappearance of the Matariki array of stars in our skies midwinter, in early morning, marks the start of the Māori New Year for many. The star cluster Matariki has different names and different significances around the world. In ... Read more

    • Mindfulness
      • 20 May 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • How do you calm your mind? Our minds wander most of the time – thinking about what we have done or must do, worrying, daydreaming, or just fretting. It can get us down sometimes. Meditation has been around for quite a while as many religions practice different forms of quiet contemplation for increasing calmness and ... Read more

    • An Exercise in Personal Training
      • 5 May 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Volunteering for Age Concern Wellington can bring some surprising health benefits. The New Zealand Sports Institute sought our help in finding a client for one of the qualified personal trainers who were engaged in further study in their field. The requirement for one of their classes was to create a programme and train a client ... Read more

    • An Old Master Painter
      • 5 May 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • A two bedroomed state house in Strathmore is an unlikely repository for a substantial collection of art works – mainly acrylic paintings. But there they are, not only arrayed on the walls but many are stacked up to three deep on the furniture.   The artist is 91-year-old Ron Jobson, a retired prison officer who ... Read more

    • Remembering Emily
      • 27 Apr 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      •   When the Companion Walking Service was set up in 2020, we needed a bank of volunteers ready for when the referrals started to come in. At that time, I belonged to an exercise group in Karori and over coffee told the group about my new job. One member of the group, Delyse, was particularly ... Read more

    • Hutt City Civic Award Nominee, Volunteer Carol Bradnock 
      • 27 Apr 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      •   As a child, Carol Bradnock liked to help seniors because they often looked sad and she wanted to help make them happy. Perhaps it’s because she has a lot to live up to (her grandfather founded the Rātana movement and her grandmother was Iriaka Rātana, the first woman to represent Māori in the New ... Read more

    • Walking at 94 Years Old
      • 29 Mar 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • In recent years, Gorden has had a few falls. At 94 years old, Gorden is strong and active but his balance increasingly fails him. “I fell in the garden a few weeks ago when I was taking some recycling outside. I called for help, but no one heard me. All the neighbours are at work ... Read more

    • In Case You Missed Curious Conversations One: Anna Fifield
      • 24 Mar 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Anna Fifield – Editor, The Dominion Post Anna is the Editor of The Dominion Post based in Wellington. Previously, she was the Beijing bureau chief for The Washington Post and she focused her attention on news and issues of Japan, North Korea, and South Korea. She has been to North Korea a dozen times. You can watch ... Read more

    • Phone Connections
      • 20 Mar 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Connection brings a sense of wellbeing full of positive implications: fulfilment, belonging, happiness, even oneness with the world around us… But what happens when life circumstances disconnect us? “We all need connection to other humans,” SockHwee says gently. When humans become disconnected from others, their sense of wellbeing often fades and their overall health is ... Read more

    • MEDIA RELEASE – Two in Three Seniors Staying Home as Much as Possible
      • 16 Mar 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • MEDIA RELEASE Wellington (Monday, 14 March 2022) – Almost two-thirds of Wellington’s senior population are currently staying home as much as possible, according to a new survey by Age Concern Wellington Region (ACWR). Age Concern wanted to discover more about what was happening for seniors as large numbers of the population begin to be impacted ... Read more

    • Opinion: What’s in a name?
      • 26 Feb 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Volunteer Mick Calder writes about the current trend of moving way from the term ‘elderly’ There is an ongoing global debate about describing older people as a group. The trouble is in finding a satisfactory word to refer to a very heterogeneous collection of citizens over the age of 65 years. As soon as you ... Read more

    • From hiking in the himalayas to taking a few steps with a crutch
      • 23 Feb 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • “I was 13 when Edmund Hillary came to speak at my high-school. He described the Himalayas and talked about his experiences, and I wondered if I’d ever manage to get there.” Sir Edmund started a dream for Catherine, and she’s been there 16 times since then. Catherine has trekked through 53 other countries, but her ... Read more

    • On the other end of the phone
      • 20 Feb 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • If you have a problem about some issue as an older person, or concerns about one of them, who do you call? Obviously an organisation with the name Age Concern will have the answer. If you ring Age Concern Wellington Region (ACWR) more often than not Ann Dalziel will respond. She is the “go-to” person ... Read more

    • Walking Works
      • 16 Feb 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Most older people are probably not aware that they are victims of Sarcopenia, but are likely to be aware of its effects. A quick online ‘consultation with Doctor Google’ will advise that Sarcopenia is the fancy medical term for muscle wasting – general loss of muscle mass, strength and function which is a consequence of ... Read more

    • The Gentle Art of Beading
      • 10 Feb 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Age Concern recently hosted a beading session under instruction from Canbead volunteers at the Linden Community Hub with 24 people attending including Stephen Opie and Kirsten Blyde from Age Concern. The Community Hub meeting is a monthly gathering following the regular Steady as You Go sessions. CanBead was inspired by Sarah Clifford who was given ... Read more

    • Eva Dugaro – Visiting Service Volunteer
      • 9 Feb 2022
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • The Visitor Service is just one of the various services operated by Age Concern Wellington Region to provide companionship to older people who experience loneliness and not only like a visit from a friendly volunteer but also enjoy the prospect of the weekly visit. Eva Dugaro is one of many community-minded people who provide this ... Read more

    • Thank You Volunteers!
      • 17 Dec 2021
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Volunteers are at the heart of Age Concern Wellington Region’s work. Without these volunteers, hundreds of seniors across the Wellington Region wouldn’t receive a weekly visit, dozens of seniors wouldn’t go out for a weekly walk, and many more seniors would miss out on other great social connections. These volunteers give hours and hours of ... Read more

    • Understanding dementia
      • 15 Dec 2021
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Understanding Dementia Do you want to get a better understanding of the issues surrounding dementia – one of the major health issues of the 21st century? A typically Australian MOOC could help. The Wicking Dementia Centre based in the University of Tasmania is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), about the latest in dementia ... Read more

    • Making Garden Connections
      • 14 Dec 2021
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Nathalie and Tim are both keen gardeners who met each other at the Innermost Gardens in Mount Victoria recently: she gardens to keep active while he volunteers at the community garden. Gardeners thrive on getting their hands dirty and communicating with nature. They also enjoy getting together to explore other gardens and communicating with each ... Read more

    • Thank you Wellington, you’re Making a Difference this Christmas
      • 13 Dec 2021
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Stuff Ltd’s recent support for Age Concern Wellington Region’s Christmas appeal has been invaluable: “Age Concern also experienced a burst of new interest and donations after we wrote about Rick Johnston and Denis White, who have been buddied up through Age Concern’s visiting service. Johnston takes 82-year-old White out to lunch or to Mitre 10, or ... Read more

    • Mana u3a
      • 28 Oct 2021
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Making new friends, Sharing interests, Fun and companionship   Mana U3A is one of several U3A groups in the Wellington region, with Tawa U3A to the south and Kapiti U3A to the north up the coast. Our focus is on giving our members opportunities to learn, the chance to get to know others in the same area, and ... Read more

    • It’s Te Wiki Kaumātua – Seniors’ Week
      • 1 Oct 2021
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • Te Wiki Kaumātua – Seniors’ Week is held in spring every year and sees a series of community-led events for older people across the city. Age Concern Wellington Region is excited about Seniors’ Week, even if Covid-19 has already had an impact on some events. Level 2 has meant some of the events have had ... Read more

    • Happy Second Birthday Companion Walking Service!
      • 30 Sep 2021
      • Age Concern Wellington
      • The Companion Walking Service (CWS) is now two years old. It has been a rollercoaster ride with the stop-and-starts due to Covid-19, but it continues on with the support of our fantastic, dedicated volunteers. Without the support of the wonderful volunteers, this service would not reach those that have benefitted from it. It has assisted ... Read more

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