Wairarapa News : February 6th 2013
26 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 HEALTH 5152337AA Need a hand to quit smoking? Contact: Whaiora 0800 494 246 Your Medical Centre or Quitline 0800 778 778 for help to quit These quit products can help you For little or no cost. • Nicotine patches • Lozenges • Gum • Zyban • Champix. Please phone 377 0066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Age Concern Wairarapa WOOPs Retirement Commissioner, Diane Crossan, is predicting the end of retirement as we know it. Boomers are redefining life past 50, she says. "They made the rules all their lives," she says. "It seems like they're going to continue to do so. They invented cool and they're going to keep it." Unlike their parents, who retired at 60, or 65, dug the garden, then died, people are not only living longer now, they expect something better. "When you were 60," says Crossan, "you were finished. We're saying, blow that, we're not going to be finished. We're going to do things differently." So, if this is something you can relate to -- how are you going to do things differently? Do you have a clear life plan for when you are 60plus? Age Concern Wairarapa WOOPs, is hosting a workshop on 15 February at Carterton Events Centre, 9.30 -- 4pm, to help you get further clarity on the life you want after 60 and on putting together a plan to ensure you achieve it. The workshop focuses on 'whole of life' -- work, health & fitness, finances, personal development, hobbies, relationships. It is aimed to get participants thinking about what 'retirement' means to them and how they plan on spending their time when they are over 60. The workshop is facilitated by Tracey O'Callaghan, trained retirement coach, who has a background of senior management, human resources and life coaching as well as having established two small businesses in the Wairarapa and being active in the community including being on the board of Age Concern Wair arapa. The investment for the workshop is $115 incl gst and includes a workbook and reference book for you to take away as well the informative, interactive day and lunch. Please phone 377 0066 or email email@example.com to register. 5153254AA To All Baby Boomers Monthly Column 7;?>UJZ k u! We at the Heart Foundation would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers... Thank you for your passion, for all your hard work and thank you for your time. You have helped us keep more hearts beating for longer, but we re not done yet! In New Zealand a life is lost to heart disease every 90 minutes and we are doing all we can to stop this. Please, can you help by sparing just 90 minutes of your time at our February Street Appeal? Phone 0800 830 100 Text 'volunteer' to 244 for more info Text cost 20c Email firstname.lastname@example.org Online www.heartfoundation.org.nz/heartweek Heart Week Street Appeal will be held on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of February 2013. Please register as a volunteer today. 5119178AA NEAR BRAND NEW Pride Celebrity XL Deluxe • Speed 15kmp • Weight Capacity 159kg • Carry Basket • Pneumatic Tyres • Dual Braking 264 Queen St, Masterton Phone 06 370 1023 ONLY $2,300 (RRP $4,500) 4185048AL No butts about quitting Bin it: Time to kick the habit. If your New Year resolution was to quit smoking there is a lot of help out there at little or no cost. You don't have to do it alone or go cold turkey. Getting a friend or family member to join you makes it much easier. Also the research shows that for best results you need a quit coach or quit group combined with some nicotine replacement or other quit product. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your and your family's health. Passive smoking effects the health of your family and chil- dren copy what you do. Wairarapa has a number of options available for people who want to quit. Whaiora run rolling quit groups which means you can join any time -- no waiting until a new group starts. For 2013 the groups are in: Masterton at the Education Centre, 21 Dixon St, from 12pm till 1pm and 5.30pm till 6.30pm on Wednesdays. In Featherston at Family Works from 12.30pm till 1.30pm on Thursdays. In Carterton at the Events Centre (Plunket room) Thurs- day evenings 6.30pm till 7.30pm. Contact Whaiora to book or just turn up. The groups are all free and the facilitators can provide all the quit products you need such as patches, lozenges and gum. If a group situation is not for you then Whaiora also offer their excellent free indi- vidual quit coaching sessions; they will come to your home, or your work to support you. If you would like your local prac- tice nurse or doctor to help then each Wairarapa medical centre can assist you to quit for the cost of a normal con- sultation. They can also pro- vide you with any of the quit products you might need. Tobookaspaceatoneofthe groups or an individual appointment with a quit coach please contact Whaiora on 0800 494 246 or 06 370 0818 or alternatively contact your local medical centre or quitline on 0800 778 778. Elderly will benefit from more exercise Arthritis New Zealand welcomes the Ministry of Health's recommendations that elderly New Zealanders should exercise more, and it's a message we promote to those with arthritis. Arthritis can make every- day tasks challenging, but regular and appropriate physical activity can help improve pain tolerance, mood and quality of life for people who are living with arthritis. And a suitable programme of physical activity is possible for people of all ages,'' said chief executive Sandra Kirby. Tai Chi, hydrotherapy, walk- ing and exercise recom- mended by a physiotherapist are all valuable, but it needs to be fun. Exercise will also help manage your weight and reduce the strain placed on joints Ms Kirby was commenting the health ministry's new guidelines, which recommend that people over 65 undertake 30 minutes of aerobic activity five times a week. There are many benefits of exercise for people with arthritis. As well as reducing pain and stiffness we know that exercise helps people sleep better, builds stronger bones and helps your mood.'' Arthritis NZ is a organis- ation raising awareness of the more than 140 different forms of arthritis, advocating for those with the condition and providing support. There are more than 530,000 New Zealanders with arthritis.
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