An expo this weekend will be a one-stop for those wanting to learn more about positive ageing.

Age Concern Rotorua is holding a Positive Ageing Expo on Sunday from 9am to 5pm at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre. Entry is free.

Along with activities and demonstrations, the expo will include a variety of stalls offering a wide range of information and advice.

This includes online banking and online security, moving into a retirement village/rest home, keeping active, healthy nutrition and maintaining community connections.


Rory O'Rourke, Age Concern Rotorua manager, says the expo is a one-stop shop and will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with a range of services all in one place.

There will be an onsite cafe where people can enjoy and cuppa and a chat, as well as the opportunity to get free blood pressure checks.

Staff and volunteers from Age Concern will be available throughout the day, and people are welcome to stop and have a chat about Age Concern's visiting and shopping programmes, Rory says.

"Studies have shown that loneliness can contribute to serious health problems and having a visitor can make a real difference to the health and happiness of older people who have become isolated within their community."

The Details
- What: Positive Ageing Expo
- When: April 14, 9am to 5pm
- Where: Rotorua Energy Events Centre
- Entry: Free

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