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Supporting the wellbeing and inclusion of our older residents in Selwyn

Following on from swell give it a go fortnight, swell is taking to the airwaves to bring you interesting interviews from people and organisations supporting older people living well in Selwyn. Hear about social activism, healthcare, life planning, community groups and even about rare breed animals.

Pop on the jug, get comfy and tune in to fascinating programmes at Plains FM.

Monday 22 November

Episode 1, 9am
Swell on air - what ageing well in our community looks like
Selwyn Mayor, Sam Broughton introducing Swell on Air. We will hear from James Richmond (Active Selwyn) and Rebecca Logan (Sport Canterbury), Abby Wilson (Green Prescription) and Justine Holmes (Zumba Gold) about living longer, stronger.

Episode 2, 9.30am
Older people the happiest of them all and Boulevard Village Rolleston
Robyn Johnston from Transition Navigators will talk about her PhD study at the University of Canterbury researching the wellbeing of those 65 years or older. We then interview Karen Harris, an example of a business making people happy in Rolleston.

Tuesday 23 November

Episode 3, 9am
Explore Selwyn’s homes and gardens
We talk to the owners of Rhodo Direct, Gunyah Country Estate, Glenlothian Farm and Chateau Pritchard.

Episode 4, 9.30am
West Melton’s accessible garden and Hāpai Access Card
Helen and Brian Coker of Stoneycrop Gardens will share their love of their garden and why it was so important that it was created with accessibility as a key feature. Then Susan Jackman from Hāpai Access Card will discuss how people with disabilities are able to use the card.

Thursday 25 November

Episode 5, 9am
Brain Health, alcohol, drugs and ageing
Brain Health with Lee Andrews from Dementia Canterbury. Lynne Glynn talks about alcohol, drugs and ageing.

Episode 6, 9.30am
Important actions in ageing well
Advanced Care Planning with Jenna Cook: what it is, why we needed it and how to set up a plan followed by an interview with Chris Ward from the Selwyn Prostate Cancer Support Group – what you need to know!

Thursday 2 December

Episode 7, 9am
Online safety and thinking of your own business?
Cyber security advisor, Aram Raof-Karim will talk about what you need to know to keep safe online. This is followed by Chris Kirk talking about how to go about setting up your own business later in life.

Episode 8, 9.30am
Warm and cosy homes with care
Caroline Shone from Community Energy Action will talk to us about ways to make your home warm and cosy. Adeola Salami from Deo Home Care Services will join us to discuss how to get the home care you need.

Thursday 9 December

Episode 9, 9am
Health and social supports
Find out what social support systems are in place in Selwyn. We will hear from Chris Guerin from Enliven Homeshares, Helen Ross from Eldercare Canterbury and Lynne Taylor from Diabetes Canterbury.

Episode 10, 9.30am
Getting involved in your community and finding advice
Volunteering Canterbury’s Glenda Martin talks about why volunteering is so important and its value to the both the community and volunteers. We will then be joined by Selwyn Central Community Care and Citizens Advice Bureau.

Thursday 16 December

Episode 11, 9am
Driver safety, opportunities and Age Concern
Jess Fairbrass from Selwyn District Council talks about driver safety and we hear from Simon Templeton, CEO of Age Concern Canterbury who comes along to chat about the services they offer

Episode 12, 9.30am
Hear from Probus then looking after you
Margaret Drake from Probus will talk about what Probus has to offer you. Later we will be joined by The Book Discussion Scheme and Rita Yosef from My Home Chef.

Thursday 23 December

Episode 13, 9am
NICU Cuddle Hearts project
Lisa Paget will share her story about getting involved with making cuddle hearts for wee babies in Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units (NICU) , along with how the community can get involved and help.

Legal Matters
Then we hear from Kate Warren from Tavendale & Partners on why wills and enduring Powers of Attorney are important to do!

Episode 14, 9.30am
Retirement living – what to consider
Deb Moody from Bupa’s Ashcroft Village will talk about what residents of Bupa are offered, Nigel Matthews from Retirement Residents Association discusses how they serve their members. Later, new business RU Solutions tells us how they support people getting into residents and Transition Navigators explains how they work with you to maintain your independence and work with you or your loved one to find the accommodation that is a best fit.

Swell support in Selwyn

View a list of some of the great organisations and groups working in Selwyn who support our older community to live well. Contact these organisations for more information – they’d love to hear from you. [PDF, 2267 KB]

Due to covid 19 alert level changes, Swell Expo was unable to go ahead this year. Programmes are subject to change.