The Project Group hope to secure the involvement of most of the groups, individuals, and service organisations that took part in the successful 2018 Expo and guarantees this year there will again be some new ones to inform and entertain.
In total there will be around 100 of them waiting to greet and help visitors on the day. Arguably, this is one of the biggest events of its kind in New Zealand with features unique to Franklin.
In particular, there will be advice, help, and information available across a great many topics of relevance and importance to older people. This includes advice on residential care options and alternatives, resources and equipment for everyday living with a range of impairments or disabilities, information on volunteering, support to and for carers, and even professionals providing health screening and advice on healthy lifestyles.
On the fun side. we will be showcasing line dancing, Tai Chi, and yes, we will have the belly dancers, as well as a range of hobbies, crafts, sports, and a variety of exercises to help keep you happier and healthier.
Like last year, admission will be totally free and there will be free refreshments available throughout the day courtesy of those wonderful RSA ladies. There will even be free draws for prizes and surprise gifts. We will make available free transport for those unable to get to the Expo by other means and this will be provided by White Rose Cars.
If you live in Franklin and have no other means of transport. Call them on (09) 2389728 to discuss how they may be able to help you.
In a nutshell, the objects of the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo are to:
- Provide information and raise awareness of services
- Increase opportunities for social interaction
- Increase opportunities for intellectual stimulation
- Increase opportunities for healthy exercise
- Raise awareness of healthy lifestyle options
- Reduce social isolation
- Improve networking between service providers
So, if you are an older person, know an older person, think that you might one day be an older person, or just wonder what older persons get up to, then put Friday 18th October aside as a day to find out and come to the Pukekohe Indian Association Community Hall.
For more information, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org