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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, October 11, 2019

Free seminar on macular degeneration Macular Degeneration NZ (MDNZ) is a charitable trust which aims to reduce the incidence and impact of MD in New Zealand, increase awareness and promote early detection to the 1.5 million atrisk New Zealanders. On Saturday November 2 MDNZ will host a free seminar in Waikanae’s Baptist Church, 286 Te Moana Road, from 10am, where ophthalmologist Dr Andrew Thompson will share the latest information on treatments and the management of this chronic disease. Information packs will be available on the day. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in NZ with one in seven people over 50 years of age having some evidence of MD, and the incidence increases with age. Many people dismiss the early warning signs of MD, accepting vision loss as a normal part of the ageing process. Macular degeneration affects the central vision, affecting the ability to drive, read, watch television, undertake many hobbies and recognise faces. Loss of vision affects lifestyle and independent ageing associated with the risks of falls

and fracturing hips, developing depression, inability to access health services and earlier admission to nursing homes. By 2030, one in four people will be over 65. This group will also be living for longer than previous generations and 41 per cent of them do not know about this eye disease. To halt a potential epidemic of blindness, Macular Degeneration NZ says we need to be proactive so New Zealanders can live well in old age. ■ Register to attend this free seminar. Phone 0800 MACULA (622 852) or email info@mdnz.org.nz

Garden tour in Te Horo

Te Horo is holding a Country Garden Tour on November 16 and 17 with tickets valid for one day. Thirteen gardens can be visited for the $20 tickets and

All prospective parents and students are invited to attend the

PARENT & CHILD OPEN EVENING Thursday 24th October 2019 5.30pm - 7.30pm For students and whanau interested in attending Levin Intermediate School in 2020 Meet in the Quad area to begin your tour. When you arrive at Levin Intermediate, you will be greeted by a Student Guide and be taken on a tour of our School. Tour Guides will be available any time between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

NO BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED •

Visit the classrooms and specialist rooms to see our current students participating in learning

Introduce yourself to Sheree Garton, our Principal

See samples of student work on display in the classrooms and specialist rooms

Watch our promotional media

Learn more about our co-curricular programmes, i.e. AIMS Games, Japan Exchange, The Arts, Community Events

Enrolment forms will be available to take home

The staff will be available to answer any questions you may have about school life – please don’t hesitate to ask. There will be a complimentary sausage sizzle for all visitors. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our School. Collingwood Street, Levin • Phone 368-8306

all proceeds go to the earthquake strengthening of the Te Horo Hall. ■ Tickets for the November garden tour can be bought at Te Horo Garden Centre,

Harrisons Gardenworld in Peka Peka, Watson’s Garden Centre in Ōtaki, Palmers Garden Centre in Plimmerton and at First National in Ōtaki.


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