The Franklin Integration Project Group has once again been instrumental in planning Franklin’s tenth annual Positive Ageing Expo which is to be held on Friday October 2 between 9.30am and 3.00pm in the Pukekohe Indian Association Hall on Ward Street, Pukekohe. This event is dedicated to older people. It celebrates age and acknowledges that older people have full, active, productive and fulfilling lives.
Arguably, one of the biggest events of its kind in New Zealand with features unique to Franklin.
The Project Group has secured the involvement of most of the groups, individuals, and service organisations that took part in the successful 2014 Expo which saw over 2000 people attend the event.
As a visitor will find the largest collection of services, groups, clubs, and organisations, dedicated to older people brought together under one roof, with no charge for admission. Growing older does bring its challenges and the Expo can provide information and advice on a host of services and therapies designed to assist older people to cope with those challenges.
It also brings opportunities and people with time to take on new hobbies, pastimes, or games will find a wide range to choose from and enthusiasts waiting to sign them up. It is also a very entertaining day, with a stage show demonstrating a variety of dance and exercise, designed to promote good balance and muscle strength and to provide healthy social encounters.
So, if you are an older person, know an older person, think that you might one day be an older person, or just wonder what older people get up to, then put Friday aside as the day to find out and come along to discover what is on offer!