Health Promotion Programmes

We run exercise programmes and education workshops. You can improve your strength and balance by joining one of our weekly exercise classes.

You can maintain your driving confidence by taking a Staying Safe refresher driving workshop.

Want to know how to get around when you no longer drive? We can run a Life without A Car workshop for your group.

Exercise Classes

Steady as You Go

Steady as You Go

Steady as You Go is a group exercise class recognised by ACC as being a good falls prevention programme. Research shows that falls are not a natural part of aging. We are more likely to fall as we age due to loss of muscle strength and balance. Attending a Steady as You Go will help you improve and maintain your leg strength and balance. Steady as You Go is a mixture of seated and walking exercises, with the option of using leg weights to further build your muscles. It includes neck and eye exercises to assist you to maintain your coordination. This is very valuable when driving.

Attending an exercise class is a good way to socially connect and make friends. Many Steady as You Go groups go out socially after the class for coffee or for lunch from time to time.

We run 7 classes weekly. Entry is by a $2 donation. For details of class days, times venues and vacancies phone the office on 06 355 2832.

Rhythm and Move

Rhythm and Move

Do you like dancing?

Want to exercise to the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s? Join our jazz dance instructor Maria at this low impact exercise class.

We run 2 classes weekly. Entry is by a $2 donation.

For details of class days, times, and venue phone the office on 06 355 2832.

Education Workshops

Staying Safe refresher driving workshops

Staying Safe refresher driving workshops

Had your licence for decades but never refreshed your Road Code knowledge? Feeling unsettled because you have a medical coming up to renew your licence?

Curious about what all these changes to road layout and signs mean?

We run FREE classroom–based driving refresher workshops, which provide information about all of this. Our workshops were developed and are funded by Waka Kotahi (NZTA) and Age Concern NZ.

Topics covered include:
  • Keeping safe: thinking about your driving safety to build your confidence and commitment to driving safely.
  • Being safe: to build your knowledge of safe driving skills and commitment to using them.
  • Safe journeys: managing road situations to improve your knowledge and confidence of managing road situations..
  • Keep moving safely: safe alternatives to driving.

For details of when the next workshop is phone us on 06 355 2832.

Life Without a Car workshops

Life Without a Car workshops

For many people, driving is a means of independence, social connection to family and friends and access to essential services. The thought of not being able to drive fills many of us with dread.

We deliver 2-hour workshops that enable you to plan and explore alternative transport options to enable you to overcome the feelings associated with stopping driving and enable you to maintain a social and active lifestyle.

We want you to keep enjoying shopping, getting outdoors, visiting friends, attending appointments, and going on holiday despite no longer driving. Adjusting to life without a car doesn’t mean losing independence and freedom. 

We run 2-hour workshops to groups. If your group would like a workshop phone us on 06 355 2832 to book. If there is sufficient interest we will run Life without a Car workshops at our office.

Interested ? - Get in touch with us to find out more