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Senior Chef: Free cooking classes for older adults

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: nutrition, Courses, healthy food, older people

Participants in a previous Senior Chef course.Gain skills, confidence and motivation around cooking for one or two with Senior Chef. Enrolments are now being taken on this popular FREE course.

Senior Chef is a FREE 8-week cooking course for people over 65 (or close to 65 with a chronic condition) living alone or with an another person.

Senior Chef courses starting in May will be run in Avonhead, Cashmere, Linwood and St Albans.

Senior Chef Wānanga will also start in May in Aranui.

On the course you will:

  • learn about nutrition for older adults, menu planning, budgeting, shopping tips and more;
  • cook a meal in pairs using your free recipe book - “Cooking for Older People: Easy Recipes for One or Two”; and
  • share a meal with new friends.

Contact your GP, practice nurse or other health professional for a referral for Senior Chef. You will then be contacted by the Senior Coordinator

Visit the Senior Chef website for more information. You can also call 03 374 1639, text or call 022 658 4187, or send an email to senior.chef[at]

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