Every year the Ōrākei Community Wellbeing Network holds an information session. In 2021 they asked the communities at seven local retirement villages what they wanted to hear about, the answer was ‘health’.
Fast forward and the world has been more concerned about health than perhaps any other time, and so it was clear that there was a need to bring together the concerned senior communities.
Ōrākei Local Board stepped up as major funders for the Seniors Forum on Health, and so on Tuesday 5 July the forum will be held – in person as well is virtually – at the Remuera / Newmarket Community Centre.
“The community asked us to help provide information and access to services for a number of key health concerns.”
Coin Rose, Chair of the Ōrākei Community Wellbeing Network explains further that “we have been successful in collating an agenda of incredible specialists and visiting services which will be on interest to this group.”
The quality of keynote speakers is indicative of the interest in communicating with the senior community. At the forum keynote speakers include Professor Sir Richard Faull Neuroscientist and professor of Anatomy, Kevin Lamb the CEO of Age Concern Auckland, Ophthalmologist Dr Leo Sheck chair of the New Zealand Save Sight Society, Sandra Skipwith who is part of the National Bowel Screening Program and Mark Dye co-founder and CEO of a medical cannabis related business.
“While our neighbourhoods are of very even age groups, we do have a significant number of retired residents and so we felt it was very much our duty to do what we can to support those individuals” explains Scott Milne, Ōrākei Local Board chairperson. “We have a great working relationship with the Ōrākei Community Wellbeing Network and cannot be more impressed with the standard of agenda and offerings at this July Forum. We encourage our community to attend, either in person or online.”
- Seniors Forum on Health, Tuesday 5 July 2022, 9am – 4pm
- Remuera / Newmarket Community Centre, 130 Remuera Road
- Free event