Seniors’ recipe to better health
A close look at food and nutrition is set to improve the lives of South Waikato seniors.
Age Concern will bring its free Eat Well – Live Well course to Putaruru on four Tuesdays next month.
Professional chef Jo Wells will provide an insight on kitchen gadgets and recipes with free tastings.
Health promoter Margarit Neukomm said the course will provide confidence for seniors.
‘‘The reason we run the course is to create enthusiasm and motivation. The recipes we provide, it’s not rocket science, it’s how you do a meal in four easy steps and in 15 minutes.’’
The meals are always made for two, she said, because they are designed to encourage seniors to be social. Food labels will also be a point of interest during the course.
‘‘Most people have no idea what’s in their food.’’
Max Weinberg of Sport Waikato is expected to teach exercise circuits that seniors can do at home.
‘‘You have to use it or you will lose it,’’ Weinberg said.
Rangiura Retirement Home function hall, Putaruru.
February 3, 10, 17 and 22, 9.30am-11.30am. Older adults aged 65-plus.
Age Concern Hamilton is taking referrals from GPs or a pharmacist. Self referrals as well. For information contact Age Concern Hamilton on 07 838 2266.
LEARNING: Keith Ross learns some tips from chef Jo Wells.