Age on the Go Expo a hit

Published on 10 October 2018

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The Horowhenua Events Centre was packed with thousands of people visiting Age on the Go on Friday.

Age on the Go is an annual expo organised by Horowhenua District Council and sponsored by MidCentral DHB and The Hearing Co. It promotes activities and services that focus on good health, fun and support for older people in Horowhenua. Now in its eighth year, the expo attracted 62 stalls offering information, education and entertainment.

“Age on the Go aims to promote positive ageing, which is very important in Horowhenua because our district has a growing elderly population,” said Council’s Community Development Advisor Josh Wharton.

“We wanted to show the huge variety of services out there and the opportunities for older people to get involved with the community.”

Visitors were treated to a Pacific song and dance performance from Aiga Samoa as they viewed the stalls, which included MidCentral DHB, Age Concern, Neighbourhood Support, The Hearing Co., Arohanui Hospice, Horowhenua Breathe Easy Support Group, New Zealand Red Cross, Levin & District Senior Citizens Association, and many more. There were also opportunities to for people to try indoor bowls, croquet and art, and build their vision of a neighbourhood of the future out of LEGO.  

Mr Wharton said he was delighted with the turnout.

“It’s great to see how popular the expo has become, both with businesses and community groups taking stalls and with visitors,” he said.