Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

The Long Game: Planning for your later years


Ensuring an active and fulfilling lifestyle in your later years is a long game.  Planning for tomorrow starts today.

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The Long Game is a series of events, supported by Nelson City and Tasman District Councils,  designed to inspire a community conversation about what an ageing demographic means for our region and for each of us individually.

 To find out more about the events head to nelson.govt.nz/council/plans-strategies-policies/the-long-game
 
You can RSVP to longgame@ncc.govt.nz or phone 03 546 0232

Monday 18 September :  Housing our ageing community
1pm, Richmond Town Hall, 9 Cambridge St, Richmond.
Kay Saville-Smith, Director at the Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment, and Dr Bev James, principal of Public Policy & Research at Good Homes for Good Lives research programme, will discuss housing options for the growing number of older adults in our communities.
Wednesday 20 September:  Staying well
7pm,
Richmond Town Hall, 9 Cambridge St, Richmond.
Richard Tranter, consultant psychiatrist at Nelson Marlborough Health, and Emeritus Professor Bevan Grant, will discuss why you shouldn't take your mental and physical health for granted, and practical steps you can take now to protect your future wellbeing.
Friday 22 September : Doing it differently - life and work after 50
12 noon, Nelson City Council chamber, Civic House, Corner Halifax & Trafalgar Streets.
Geoff Pearman is an author and consultant who helps organisations in Australia and New Zealand to be more age-friendly. Come along and hear new ways to work in later years.
Senior Entrepreneurs
3pm, Nelson City Council chamber, Civic House, Corner Halifax & Trafalgar Sts.
Ever thought about starting a business? Entrepreneurs over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments of all start-ups. Hear Geoff Pearman talk about the challenges and opportunities of starting a business in your later years.
Wednesday 27 September ; Our changing world - and how to prepare financially
12 noon, Nelson City Council chamber, Civic House, Corner Halifax & Trafalgar Streets.
Leading New Zealand demographer, Dr Natalie Jackson, will explain the demographic changes sweeping New Zealand and what this means for Nelson.Then Troy Churton from the Commission for Financial Capability will give you the information and resources you need to be financially prepared for this very different future.
Financial security in retirement
6pm, Constance Barnicoat Room, Richmond Library.
Troy Churton from the Commission for Financial Capability will talk about retirement trends, income options after age 65, how to 'decumulate' and much more. Be financially prepared.