WDHB asks how safe is your home?

10 April 2018

To mark April Falls Month, Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is urging Whanganui residents to ask themselves how safe their home is, given that many things we look at every day could be potential hazards that lead to a fall.

WDHB director of nursing and Patient Safety and Quality general manager Sandy Blake says “while the risk of falling increases with age, the good news is – we can all do something about it”.

WDHB encourages Whanganui residents to think about their end-of-life care

3 April 2018 

To mark Advance Care Planning Day on Thursday 5 April, the Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is asking Whanganui residents to think about, and talk about, their end-of-life care and what matters to them.

WDHB social worker Lillian Chamberlain says no matter what a person’s age or state of health, it’s never too early to start talking about the care you’d like if you could no longer make decisions for yourself.

This includes talking about:

Steady As You Go classes remain a 'hit' with the older population

3 April 2018

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) and Age Concern Wanganui will celebrate April Falls Month with a call for people aged 65-plus to enrol in Steady As You Go classes.

Age Concern Steady As You Go coordinator Janet Lewis, says Age Concern Wanganui is delighted with the level of interest older people are showing in the Steady As You Go strength and balance programme.

While most participants are in their 80s, the class has had members aged 100 and even older.