Expo showcases Ageing with Attitude


Age Concern Acting Manager Shirley Hatch and Fund Manager Mary Ann Nixon all set for the Positive Ageing Expo.

Opportunities to “Age with Attitude” will be showcased at a Positive Ageing Expo in Rotorua in October.

The Expo is being coordinated by Age Concern with the help of a grant from the Rotorua Trust and will provide a platform to promote services and activities available in Rotorua for older persons and their families.

Mary Ann Nixon, Health Promotor at Age Concern, says the Expo at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre is open to the public, free of charge, between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday, 3 October. The event coincides with the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons.

As many as 36 confirmed exhibitors will have displays in the Banquet Room giving visitors the opportunity to discuss services and activities with providers.

Entertainment will be provided by Cook Island dancers, the Heart of Gold Singers, Zumba, Simply Strings, and Japanese drummers.

Activities in the foyer include Pickleball – a new sport aimed at over-45s and combining badminton, tennis and table tennis – along with the Balanced, Upright and Safe (B.U.S.) programme and demonstrations of relaxing and stretching with Tai Chi.

“The idea is to showcase and profile the activities available to older people and to make their families more aware of services available.

“We want to celebrate older people and prove that age does not define you.”

Older people provide a valuable core of volunteers to community organisations, such as Age Concern. Mary Ann says the Expo could not have happened without the Rotorua Trust.

“The support from the Rotorua Trust has given me the flexibility to plan an exciting day.”

Mary Ann Nixon
Age Concern
07-347 1539
1333 Eruera St
Rotorua 3010

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