Wellbeing

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Actively Coping with Cancer
Ongoing
This course is for people who have been affected by cancer, have cancer or may be supporting someone with cancer. It comprises learning Tai Chi Qi Gong – easy gentle exercises with stress management and mind body health and healing principles. Suitable for people still having treatment, for those in recovery or remission
Leader: Christine Lenk Texts only please to 021 126 7883
Convenor: Jan Goodall 299 3979
Timing: Course dates for 2020 still to be fixed but anyone interested can contact Jan or Christine
Location: Uniting Church Hall, Weka Rd, Raumati Beach
Cost: The programme is subsidised by the KCDC Community Grants Scheme and participants can contribute $5 or koha per session
Updated 1/2/2020


Be Fit for life
Ongoing
Stretching, strengthening and mobility exercises – suits all ages. Maintain your independence and regain your confidence. Get rid of those aches and pains or at the very least be in control of them. Learn how to increase your general fitness (cardio), balance, strength and flexibility (stretching) so that you can enjoy your daily activities. Alan Hynson (a qualified professional trainer) will teach you how to improve your physical abilities so you can more easily manage such tasks as getting up from a gardening session, standing on a stool to change a light bulb or turning your head to reverse while driving. Alan is also expert at pre-op conditioning and post-op recovery, so that confident safe movement is restored. Alan has a particular interest in working with U3A age group.Sessions will commence with an introductory talk and participants will be assessed and grouped according to needs. Depending on progress and interest, participants will be introduced to exercises utilising gym equipment if and as appropriate.
Leader & Convenor: Alan Hynson 021 932 674 alan@hynson.co.nz
Timing: Weekly, Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 – 10:45
Location: MMA Gym, 27 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu
Cost: $5.00 per session
Updated 1/2/2020


Tai Chi Qigong – Paekakariki
Ongoing
Gentle easy exercises to music for balance, energy, relaxation, breathing and enhanced health. Beneficial also for: arthritis, coordination, circulation, blood pressure, cardiac conditions, mobility restrictions, stress and many other chronic conditions. Exercises can be done standing or sitting. Currently the course is full but contact Christine to let her know you are interested.
Leader: Christine Lenk Text only please to 021 126 7883
Convenor: Eleanor Dawidowski 292 8225
Timing: Fridays in Summer 10:00 to 11:00 in Winter 11:00 to 12:00
Location: St James Church Hall, Ocean Road, Paekakariki
Cost: $8 per session negotiable
Updated 1/2/2020


Tai Chi Qigong – Waikanae
Ongoing
This course uses gentle Chinese exercises to strengthen the muscles and bones of the body, improve breathing and encourage stability. One leaves each session with a happy and energized feeling. As you will be guided through the exercises, no previous experience is necessary, and one can join at any time during the year.
Leader Jean White 293 1030 jeanied131@gmail.com
Convenor: Kath Minnis 904 6916
Timing: Wednesdays from 8 January to 16 December You can start any Wednesday.
Please arrive on time, as there are often notices given at the start of the class and a short relaxation.
Location Presbyterian Hall, Ngaio Road, Waikanae – Max 50
The class is at capacity now, but there is a waiting list. If you are interested in having your name added to this list, please contact either Kath or Jean
Cost: Twice a year there is a charge to cover hall hire. Participants will be advised of the cost before the start of each half-year. Currently it is $25 per half year)
Please pay the correct amount to the Convener in cash only, in an envelope with your name, telephone number and e-mail address on it, at the start of the semester or whenever you join the class.
Updated: 1/2/2020


Walking Group
New
This group meets every Tuesday at 10:00 for a 1-1.5 hour walk with morning tea, either in a cafe or in a park or in homes if near the start of the walk.
Leaders: Maureen Robb 04 9342038 maureenrobb76@gmail.com
and Alison Maysmor 021 0346472 alisonmtraveller@gmail.com
Details of the walk each week will be advised on the Monday evening.
Updated: 27/4/2020


Zumba Gold with Anna
New
Join us for Fitness Fun and Friendship. Zumba Gold is perfect for the active older adult, beginner or anyone recovering from injury who still wants to get a fun, safe, low impact workout. It builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with dance moves. Exercises can be modified to individual needs.
Leader Anna Burns 021 024 30430 [Facebook: Anna Burns Enrich] Email: annaburns.enrich@gmail.com
Location & Timing:
Paraparaumu Memorial Hall: Mondays 11am, Wednesdays 10am, Thursdays 11am
Te Horo Village Hall: Mondays and Fridays 9.30am
Classes run all year-round including school holidays.
Cost: $5 Per class for U3A members
Updated 1/2/2020