25 Oct 2016

Wellness Month at the Libraries

Nelson Public Libraries are celebrating health and wellness in November, with a month of talks, activities and displays. Most of the sessions are free and all are welcome.

It is also Epilepsy Month and Epilepsy New Zealand will be available to provide information and talk about the condition every Wednesday in November, 12-1, at the Community Corner.

The programme is still growing, check back for more details.

Tuesday 29th 12.00 in Tahuna Seated exercise with Steve

Tues 1, 12.30-1.30pm Pilates taster session With a focus on people recovering from cancer or ill health. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Fri 4, 10-11.30am Finding your bones for internal support with Patricia Greenhough. Bookings to Nelson Women’s Centre, phone 546 7986 email, or visit their website. $5 charge. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Fri 4, 12-1pm Medicine and the Law A new session presented by Julia O'Connor of Nelson Bays Community Law. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Mon 7, 10.30-11.30am Hearing and Health Kim Howell of Hearing Unlimited talks about hearing checks and hearing health. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Weds 9, 7-9pm Weight Loss 101 Get the real skinny on healthy eating Workshop presented by Alison Ramsay, Wellness coach, on behalf of The Kitchen. Bookings required, $5 charge. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Thurs 10, 12am-1pm Volunteering to stay connected Gordon and Belinda from Volunteer Nelson can give you the lowdown on volunteering in Nelson. Elma Turner Library, Community Corner
Fri 11, 10-11am Yoga taster session With Tiffany Bird, all welcome. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Sat 12, 10.30am-1pm Colour your life – book launch An introduction by Sandra Quiggin on how to use colour as a coaching and motivation tool. Elma Turner Library, Community Corner
Tues 15, 12am-1pm Tai Chi taster With the Nelson Taoist Tai Chi Society. Bookings. All welcome. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Weds 16, 3.30-5.30pm Maddy Bellcroft from NourishFull talking healthy food Pop into the library and sample some healthy food options supplied by Fresh Choice. All welcome. Elma Turner Library, Community Corner
Thurs 17, 8.15-9.15 Health online at Stoke Library How to find authoritative health information online. Bookings required. Stoke Library
Fri 18, 10:30-12noon Trauma release workshop with Patricia Greenhough Bookings to Nelson Women’s Centre, phone 546 7986 email, or visit their website. $5 charge. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Fri 18, 10am-1pm Access Mobility aids Display and demonstration of mobility aids from Access Mobility. Elma Turner Library, Community Corner
Tues 22, 12-1pm Five ways to wellbeing Wendy Strawbridge from Health Action Trust talks about simple actions which can improve wellbeing in everyday life. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Weds 23, 12.30-1.30pm Yuangong Qigong taster session A form to enhance calmness and increase lifeforce - distilling ancient wisdom into something useful for our modern life. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Fri 25 Nov, 9.30am & 10.15am Modified Pilates taster sessions with Emma Saunders Two half hour taster sessions on Pilates, at 9:30 and 10:15 am. Bookings required. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Fri 25, 10am-1pm Heart Foundation Free blood pressure and general health checks. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Fri 25, 1.30-2.30pm Karen Cooper (Educational Psychologist) for Psychology week Karen is available to talk about what psychology can offer for general wellbeing; proactive strategies to live life well; information about support available Elma Turner Library, Community Corner
Sun 27, 2-3pm Legalities of an alternative medicine Sue Grey talks about the legal issues around the use of medical cannabis. All welcome. Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Mon 28 Nov 2-3pm Seated exercises Steve from Sport Tasman will show you how to exercise when you are not able to stand and move around. All welcome Elma Turner Library, Activity Room
Tues 29, 1-2pm Seated exercises Steve from Sport Tasman will show you how to exercise when you are not able to stand and move around. All welcome Nellie Nightingale Memorial Library, Tahunanui, Meeting Room
Tues 29, 1-2pm Forget Cooking Demonstration and workshop with Sally Rees of Natural Nosh. Elma Turner Library, Community Corner

For further information contact us on library@ncc.govt.nz or 03 546 8100. Bookings can be made at the Libraries or by email.