The health benefits of singing out loud have been well documented – there are all sorts of good reasons to limber up and exercise your vocal chords, including making you happier, improving your breathing and posture. With that in mind, Age Concern Nelson Tasman has just launched a great new initiative for older people. Sing Yourself Well is on every Tuesday morning at our hall on Oxford Street, and is a great opportunity to come along, learn some fun, familiar songs and meet new people.
The sessions are led by passionate singer and choir leader Ruth Collingham, who now lives in Wakefield, and was the Founding Singing Leader of the highly successful Sing Your Lungs Out choir in Wellington. Ruth says Sing Yourself Well is not about being a great singer, but simply having a go and making it fun and relaxing. The sessions are aimed at people of all singing abilities.
Sing Yourself Well is on Tuesdays at 10am to 11.30, with morning tea. For more information contact Marrit on 5447624 ext 4, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Concern Nelson/Tasman’s Breffni O’Rourke demonstrated the new Age Connect website to the Nelson Leader.
Our annual series of gentle, fun activity for seniors is almost at and end. We have one final event on Wednesday 27th March, which is a fun sing-a-long in Anzac Park in Nelson. Why not come and join us!
We are delighted to unveil our new look website for Autumn 2019. We hope to improve community communication and use the website to support and strengthen our services, advice, support, information and advocacy on a range of issues and encourage positive ageing for people of all ages.
AgeConnect is a nation-first initiative from Age Concern Nelson Tasman, set up in 2017 to help build friendships and community connections for the over 65s across the region. We’re excited to have launched our new website that not only features our great services such as Tea & Tech, PetConnect and AgeConnect Champions, but has a full listing of events and activities for older people across the region. Why not take a browse and find out what’s on offer.
Check out AgeConnect now.