Se­niors’ recipe to bet­ter health

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO -

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.

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