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Caring Clydesdale 'Tyson' to spread joy at Positive Ageing Expo

Tyson, a big-hearted part-Clydesdale who brings joy by visiting rest homes and care facilities in the region, will be the guest of honour of this year’s Positive Ageing Expo.

The 10-year-old horse had a rough start in life but now enjoys a happy and fulfilled retirement, giving back to the community by bringing smiles to every rest home resident he meets.

“We’re very excited to have him there, he has a lovely gentle presence and I’m sure he’s going to steal a few hearts,”  says Tasman District Council community partnerships coordinator Mike Tasman-Jones.

As well as the chance to meet Tyson, this year’s expo promises a great line-up of activities, talks and stalls.

Nelson Marlborough Health has stalls promoting Bowel Screening and Advance Care Planning. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide information.

The Positive Ageing Expo  aims to celebrate everything that’s great about growing older, and provide opportunities for over-50s to stay active, connected, healthy and happy.

The expo is a showcase of the services, activities and opportunities that are available in our region for older residents to make the most of.

There will also be:
•    Vintage car displays
•    Yoga and tai chi sessions
•    E-Bike rides
•    ‘Carfit’ checks
•    Bike-powered fruit smoothies
•    Live music
•    Pat a Nelson Ark dog
•    Petanque
•    Blood pressure checks
•    Waste to Waist fashion show entires

Event details
10.00 am – 3.00 pm, Friday 22 March 2019
Headingly Centre, Headingly Lane, Richmond
Admission is free, with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Lunch is available for purchase.

Getting there
Free shuttles to the expo run every half hour from the Queen Street bus stop, in front of the Richmond police station.
Ride your bike and receive a free gift – plus a free bike check
Parking is available but limited – if possible carpool with a neighbour or friend