SWELL - Aging Well in Selwyn 2022

Decorative photoSWELL Expo
Monday 17 October, 9am–2.30pm
Lincoln Event Centre

Celebrating the wellbeing and inclusion of Selwyn’s older residents.
Pop along to the SWELL Expo and connect with over 70 community clubs, organisations and wellbeing providers. Enjoy live entertainment, guest speakers, activities, food vendors and market stalls at this free-entry event.

Plus don’t miss our two-week activity series from 10 to 23 October – guided walks, bingo, exercise classes, craft workshops, speaker sessions, garden tours and more!

SWELL 2022 - Garden Tours 2

Selwyn Garden Tours
24 September to 30 October
Various locations 

Visit award-winning gardens and historical homesteads this spring as gardens across Selwyn open for your enjoyment. Rhododendrons, peonies, roses, natives, formal and informal; Selwyn’s gardens are a treat to see. Some of the country gardens you can visit include Broadfields, Cedar Park, Dalkeith, Rhodos Direct, Stoneycrop, Terrace Station, Herbal Garden and Casa Rossa. Tours are self-drive and entry charges vary.
Visit selwyn.nz to find out more.

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Introduction to Astronomy
Monday 10 October to Friday 14 October, 9am–12pm
Rolleston Community Centre

Join us for a five-day short course to learn all about the night sky. Gain fascinating insight into the planets, stars and galaxies that make up our solar system, plus delve into the Big Bang theory and the role it played in creating our universe.
$50 per person.
Bookings required, click here to secure your spot online.

SWELL 2022 - Ministry of Social Development Sessions

Ministry of Social Development Senior Support Sessions
Tuesday 11 and Thursday 20 October, 10am–2pm
Te Ara Ātea

Senior Support Case Managers from the Ministry of Social Development will be available for one-to-one sessions to discuss your superannuation needs, or answer any other questions.
Free to attend, drop-in.

SWELL 2022 - Puzzle-a-thon

Puzzle-a-thon
Tuesday 11 October, 12–4pm
All Selwyn Libraries

Celebrate our unique collection of library puzzles! Bring a team or join a team on the day to complete a 1000-piece puzzle over the afternoon. A great brain workout! 
Free to attend, drop-in.

SWELL 2022 - Mature & Motivated

Mature and Motivated Class
Wednesday 12 October, 11am–12pm, West Melton Community Centre
Monday 17 October, 9.30–10.15am, Darfield Recreation and Community Centre

Great for heart health, strength and balance. Aimed at 60 years and over, or anyone getting back into fitness; it is low impact, lots of fun with a great social vibe.
Free to attend, bookings required.
Click here to book West Melton class.
Click here to book Darfield class.

SWELL 2022 - Bowls 

Bowling Club Open Days
Wednesday 12 October, 7–9pm, Southbridge Hall
Wednesday 19 October, 2–3pm, 5 Clinton Street, Darfield

Have you always wanted to learn how to play lawn bowls? Would you like to make some new friends? The Darfield Bowling Club and Southbridge Indoor Bowling Club are holding a have a go session where you can drop-in and learn the wonderful game of lawn bowls.
Free to attend, drop-in.

SWELL 2022 - Bingo 

Grandparents Bingo
Thursday 13 October, 10.30am–12pm, Lincoln Event Centre
Bingo
Wednesday 19 October, 10–11.30am, Sheffield Community Hall
Thursday 20 October, 10–11.30am, Glentunnel Community Centre

Try your luck at bingo! Line up all the numbers on your card to win some great prizes. Lincoln event – bring along the grandkids! $3 per person, bookings required.  
Click here to book Lincoln.
Click here to book Sheffield.
Click here to book Glentunnel.

SWELL 2022 - Malvern Speaker Session 

U3A Malvern Speaker Session
Friday 14 October, 10am–12pm
Darfield Baptist Church, 5 Greendale Road, Darfield

U3A Malvern is for retired and semi-retired people wanting to widen their interests in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Pop along to the October meeting to hear Suky Thompson talk about the vision of the Rod Donald Environmental Trust and their on-going projects. 
Free to attend, drop-in.

SWELL 2022 - Painted Greeting Cards

Painted Greeting Cards
Tuesday 18 October, 10–11am, Darfield Recreation and Community Centre
Wednesday 19 October, 1–2pm, Tawera Memorial Hall

Get creative and make your own personalised greeting card using watercolour paints.
$2 per person (payable by cash on the day), bookings required.
Click here to book Darfield session.
Click here to book Tawera session.

SWELL 2022 - Online Safety for Seniors

Online Safety for Seniors
Tuesday 18 October, 10–11am, Leeston Library
Wednesday 19 October, 10–11am, Lincoln Library
Friday 21 October, 10–11am, Te Ara Ātea
Wednesday 26 October, 10–11am, Darfield Library

Have you, or someone you know, been a target of a scam? Are you worried about buying online or using email? Join us for an informal session where you will learn how to keep safe when using your device online. 
Free to attend, bookings required.
Click here to book Leeston session.
Click here to book Lincoln session.
Click here to book Te Ara Ātea session.
Click here to book Darfield session.

SWELL 2022 - Tea and Tech

Tea and Tech for Seniors
Tuesday 18 October, 11am–12pm, Leeston Library
Wednesday 19 October, 11am–12pm, Lincoln Library
Friday 21 October, 11am–12pm, Te Ara Ātea
Wednesday 26 October, 11am–12pm, Darfield Library

Join us for an informal get-together to chat about your computer or phone issues over a cuppa. 
Free to attend, drop-in.

SWELL 2022 - SWELL on Air

SWELL on Air
19–23 October, 9am
Plains FM 96.9FM

SWELL is taking to the airwaves to bring you interesting interviews from people and organisations supporting older people living well in Selwyn. Pop on the jug, get comfy and tune-in to fascinating programmes on Plains FM.

SWELL 2022 - Embroidery 2

Mini Embroidery and Cross Stitch Workshop
Wednesday 19 October, 10am–12pm
Rolleston Community Centre

Learn the basics of embroidery or cross stitch in this two-hour workshop. Leave with a finished piece and some new skills for your next project!
$5 per person. 
Bookings required, click here to secure your spot online.
SWELL 2022 - Harts Creek Walk

Harts Creek Walk
Wednesday 19 October, 10am–12pm
Harts Creek car park (off Timber Yard Road), Leeston

One of the only places in New Zealand where you will see the muted swan. This guided walk is rich in birdlife, so bring your binoculars and take your time to view swans, pukeko, Canada geese, several species of duck, white heron, pied stilts and more. A flat, easy 2.7km track. Please wear good outdoor walking shoes and bring a drink bottle and sunscreen.
Free to attend.
Bookings required, click here to secure your spot online.

SWELL 2022 - Rebecca Nelson

An Afternoon with Rebecca Nelson
Wednesday 19 October, 2–4pm, Lincoln Event Centre

Take a trip down memory lane with the very talented classical crossover singer Rebecca Nelson. She will share her journey from singing on the streets of Ireland to performing at commemorations around the world with the New Zealand Defence Force, to singing for Royalty. Join Rebecca for afternoon tea after the concert.
$10 per person. 
Bookings required, click here to secure your spot online.

SWELL 2022 - Scrapbooking

Memory Scrapbooking for Beginners
Thursday 20 October, 9.30am–12pm, Te Ara Ātea
Thursday 20 October, 1.30–4pm, Darfield Library

Join Toni from The Craft Room to learn the art of making memory albums. These are an enjoyable and artistic way to collect your cherished memories and photos into an album to keep, or give as a gift. Allow your memories and imagination to design these fun pages. Please bring your own photographs and other small items you would like to use in this workshop. 
Free to attend, bookings required.
Click here to book Te Ara Ātea session.
Click here to book Darfield session.
SWELL 2022 - Have a go

Have a Go!
Thursday 20 October, 12–2pm, Selwyn Sports Centre

Pop down to the Selwyn Sports Centre in Rolleston to try out the 240m indoor walking track before testing your skills at table tennis, pickleball and indoor bowls. No experience needed! A great way to meet new friends. Plus, find out more about the fun group exercise programmes that are currently on offer. 
Free to attend.
Bookings required, click here to secure your spot online.

SWELL 2022 - High Tea

High Tea
Thursday 20 October, 2.30–4pm
Darfield Recreation and Community Centre

Join us for a high tea accompanied by music. Enjoy the company of friends, or meet others in your community in a relaxed environment.
$2 per person (payable by cash on the day).
Bookings required, click here to secure your spot online.

SWELL 2022 - Get, Set - Join!

Get, Set – Join!
Friday 21 October, 10am–12pm
Darfield Recreation and Community Centre

Pop along to meet people in the Malvern community who are involved in local clubs and groups to find out about the different activities available to you in the area.
Free to attend, drop-in.

SWELL 2022 - Liffey Walk 2 

The Liffey Walk
Friday 21 October, 10–11.30am
Meet at the corner of Kildare Terrace and Gerald Street, Lincoln

Take a guided walk from Lincoln township, along the banks of the Liffey to the Lincoln Wetlands. Along the way, Selwyn District Council’s Biodiversity team will provide educational information about the flora and fauna in the area. An easy flat track, perfect for beginners. Please wear good outdoor walking shoes and bring a drink bottle and sunscreen. 
Free to attend.
Bookings required, click here to secure your spot online.

SWELL - Aging Well in Selwyn 2022