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Pegasus Post: December 05, 2017

2 [Edition datE] Tuesday

2 [Edition datE] Tuesday December 5 2017 16 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SENIOR LIVING Aspire Canterbury Mobile Aspire Canterbury is a not-for-profit community-focused organisation committed to meeting the needs of older persons with mobility issues and disabled persons. Their aim is to assist people in making informed decisions about accessing services or choosing products that will assist them in their daily lives. They have taken their services on the road and out into communities, meeting people in their environments to make daily living easier. Aspire Mobile is a response to the need to reconnect, giving disabled people easier access to services and introducing them to new products which can make their lives more enjoyable and provide them with a sense of inclusion in the wider community. They will show you how to choose a walker or walking stick that is the correct height, provide information about both their services and other resources available for community, disability and health organisations. For more information visit www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz, 03 366 6189 mobileservices@ aspirecanterbury.org.nz We can help. Plenty to do at McKenzie Lifestyle Village The last stage is under construction at McKenzie Lifestyle Village but there are still good sites available. We also have a number of affordable villas ready for immediate occupation. Prices range from $330,000 and our monthly outgoing fees are fixed for life. Our beautiful Leisure Centre is very popular with the residents who make full use of the swimming and spa pools, gymnasium, craft room, library and lounge area. Outside, the Bowling Green is also popular along with Petanque, Mini-golf and Table Bowls. This coming summer will see Croquet being played on our Village Green. The residents’ monthly activities calendar boasts the following; bowls events, concert going (Operatunity), shopping trips, lunch outings, yoga, housie, Qigong (Tai Chi), happy hour, knitting, quiz nights, cards and games, book club, Bible discussion, craft sessions, and there are regular visits by the hairdresser, massage therapist and the PEGASUS POST podiatrist. Geraldine is a great little town with a very pleasant microclimate. There is plenty to do in and around the town with art galleries, theatre and cinema, interesting shops and boutiques, two museums and a wide range of good places to eat. For the more adventurous there are river and forest walks nearby, opportunities for biking and a choice of two local golf clubs. For more information you can talk to David Connolly about this on 0800 84 55 24. you can stop him snoring with a SNOREX Why put up with a broken night’s sleep? Ph 377-4318 or 027 682 1752 DENISE LIM FOR A FREE INFO PACK Website: www.snorex.co.nz Support and Resources for Independent Living walkers to purchase (FroM $230) or hire $20 Can we help you or someone you support? Disability Information Service – a ‘one stop information service’ which offers unbiased advice to assist people navigate their way to organisations or services that can provide them with support or advice. Aspire Canterbury Shop – shop online or call in to our shop at 314 Worcester Street and view our range of easier living products We also hire out wheelchairs, ramps and walkers. Total Mobility Discounted Taxi Service – a scheme which provides 50% discounts on taxi journeys to eligible people in the Christchurch area who, due to health conditions, are unable to access public transport. Contact us for more information on 03 366 9093 or visit our website. per week Mobile Service – Fun interactive presentations of our information, services and easier living equipment. We come to you! To book our presenter to speak to your group call Richard at numbers below or email mobileservices@ aspirecanterbury.org.nz Mobility scooter demonstrations available. Aspire Canterbury is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to the community since 1981 Physical Address: 314 Worcester Street Linwood Christchurch Postal Address: PO Box 32074 Christchurch 8147 2015 NZ Disability Information Centre of the Year Ph: 03 366 6189 Freephone: 0800 347 242 Ph: (Total Mobility) 03 366 9093 Mobile Service: 027 588 9700 E: admin@aspirecanterbury.org.nz W: www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz Third Age Tours eST Small Group Tours for the over 50’s Domestic and International Great Prices! england/Wales & Yorkshire Dales 23 August - 24 September 2018 enchanting Ireland & Scotland 31 May - 27 June 2018 curiosities of cuba 25 April - 21 May 2018 Treasures of Turkey 1 - 25 September 2018 captivating croatia, Slovenia montenegro & Venice 1 June - 25 June 2018 Vietnam & cambodia 4 - 26 October 2018 Beautiful norfolk Island 4 - 11 November 2018 Sicily, rome & Southern Italy 29 September - 24 October 2018 South Island Tours Glorious Autumn in Arrowtown 17 - 22 April 2018 catlins/Stewart Island 22 Feb - 2 Mar 2018 White herons, Glaciers & Alpine loop Tour 28 January - 2 February 2018 PluS oTher DeSTInATIonS! 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PEGASUS POST Tuesday December [Edition 5 datE] Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi 2017 17 3 SENIOR LIVING 1 in 2 people deficient in B12 Emerging research has shown as many as 50% of older adults & as many as 25% of younger adults are deficient in vitamin B12. Scientists at Rush University Medical Center found those most deficient in vitamin B12 to have the smallest brain mass & the lowest scores on tests measuring short-term memory, concentration & brain performance. Another study showed that older people with higher levels of B12 in their blood have bigger, healthier brains & score higher on cognitive tests than those with lower levels. Yet another recent landmark study showed that B12 supplementation slows the accelerated rate of brain shrinkage & declining cognitive function. B12 is essential for energy production, cell health, regulation of mood & sleep cycles, nerve health & repair, & prevention of homocysteine a serious cardiovascular risk factor that is known to cause damage & plaque in the blood vessels. It can also increase the chances of a stroke. Harvard researchers found a 34% decrease risk of vision loss in a study of participants aged 40+ who supplemented with B12. Another study linked a higher risk of hearing loss in subjects in their 60’s who were low in B12. The reason so many people lack B12 appears to be our body’s ability to absorb it declining with age as the digestive system becomes less efficient. Anti-reflux medication & other drugs further reduce B12 absorption. The good news is B12 in the form of Methylcobalamin sublingual tablets that are dissolved in the mouth & thru bypassing the digestive tract have been shown to effectively raise B12 levels in the body. Further detailed information is available from the Natural Health Advisers at Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Phone: 388-5757. We are always happy to help! IS YOUR BRAIN SHRINKING? BRAIN FOG, FORGETFUL, FEELING OLD, LOW ENERGY, MOOD SWINGS, DIFFICULTY SLEEPING, PINS & NEEDLES, NUMBNESS IN LEGS Up to 1 in 2 people may have a shrinking brain due to a lack of vitamin B12. Supplementation of methylcobalamin B12 has been shown to reduce the rate of brain shrinkage & support memory & brain function. B12 is also known to protect against homocysteine a serious cardiovascular risk factor that can also damage the hearing, eyesight & affect the mood. B12 is essential for energy, cell health & nerve function. 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As MooGoo products are safe & natural they are ideal for long term use from babies to adults. They are an effective alternative or follow-up treatment to chemically-based ointments. Although MooGoo products are commonly used by people with skin complaints like Eczema, Psoriasis & Dermatitis etc. the range of products is becoming increasingly popular for healthy skin care. The Skin Milk Udder Cream is the lightest of creams that can easily penetrate the skin with its beneficial ingredients especially the milk protein which has been shown to increase skin elasticity & health. It is non-greasy & contains no mineral oil or other nasties. The comprehensive MooGoo range includes the popular Milk Shampoo & Conditioner, Milk Wash, Cleansing Bars, Fresh Cream Deodorant, Body Spray, Edible Lip Balms, Baby range & much more. 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