Age concern: Free Nutrition and Wellness Course

We have a busy year ahead and now have the full support of Age Concern from Hamilton.

For the month of March they have organised a Free Nutrition and Wellness Course for people over 65, to be held every Wednesday morning at the Stewart St Church Hall. Clive Anderson, a professional chef, will be demonstrating how to prepare simple meals suitable for elderly people, particularly those living on their own. Bookings are essential, ph 838 2266.

The Raglan Community Support Group monthly meetings start on Wednesday, February 4. Care and Craft begin weekly meetings on Monday, February 9, at 9.30am. Contact Phyllis, ph 8258716, or Pauline, ph 8250232, for more details. Sadly, the Little Gem Opportunity Shop has finished at the Stewart St hall but hopefully the Saturday Morning Drop-in Centre will continue. The Lions Opportunity Shop has had a busy summer but needs volunteers to continue to keep open everyday. The Raglan Community Bargain Basement is also open again after the summer break and also requires volunteers.

The senior citizens meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Fire Station, while The Knitting Circle gathers at Orca Restaurant every Wednesday at 9.30am. Senior Technology offers free help with your computer and cellphone problems, available at 2pm every Thursday at The Raglan Community House. For more details of support for senior citizens contact The Raglan Community House. An update of the Senior Connect Directory will be available shortly. Thank you to all those volunteers that have worked to make a difference for the elderly community in Raglan.

Pauline Abrahams