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SOUTHERN VIEW

[Edition datE] Tuesday October 3 2017

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Aspire

Take a trip with Third Aged Tours

Aspire Canterbury is a not-for-profit community-focused organisation committed to meeting the needs of older persons with mobility issues and disabled persons. Their aim is to assist people in making informed decisions about accessing services or choosing products that will assist them in their daily lives. They have taken their services on the road and out into communities, meeting people in their environments to make daily living easier. Aspire Mobile is a response to the need to reconnect, giving disabled people easier access to services and introducing them to new products which can make their lives more enjoyable and provide them with a sense of inclusion in the wider community. They will show you how to choose a walker or walking stick that is the correct height, provide information about both their services and other resources available

Taking people aged over 50 on trips around New Zealand and the world for nearly 20 years has earned Third Age Tours a brag book that Director Brenda CorbyYarrall says “businesses would give their eye teeth for.’’ “Taking small groups of 10 – 24 people means I can operate the tour in a relaxed, companionable manner. We have an absolute blast when we’re away. It’s all about having fun”. “Most of my trips are run annually because they’re so popular, but I’m always adding new destinations - like “Sicily, South Italy & Vatican” + “Cuba”, as people ask for them.’’ Brenda checks out all accommodation before booking it, and ensures the party spends at least a few nights at each place. “That way you don’t feel like you’re living out of a suitcase.’’ Many clients now have made over 20 tours with us, one has completed a whopping 27 tours. “My clients tell me they keep coming back

Canterbury Mobile

for community, disability and health organisations. For more information visit www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz, 03 366 6189 mobileservices@ aspirecanterbury.org.nz We can help.

Third Age Tours

2015 NZ Disability Information Centre of the Year

EST 1999

Small Group Tours for the over 50s Domestic and International

Support and Resources for Independent Living Can we help you or someone you support?

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England/Wales & Yorkshire Dales 23 August - 24 September 2018 Enchanting Ireland & Scotland 31 May - 27 June 2018 curiosities of cuba 25 April - 21 May 2018 Treasures of Turkey 1 - 25 September 2018 captivating croatia, Slovenia montenegro & Venice 1 - 25 June 2018 Vietnam & cambodia 2017 Full 4 - 26 October 2018 Beautiful norfolk Island 4 - 11 November 2017 Sicily, rome & Southern Italy 29 Sept - 24 Oct 2018

South Island Tours Glorious Autumn in Arrowtown 17 - 22 April 2018 catlins/Stewart Island 22 February - 2 March 2018 White herons, Glaciers & Alpine loop Tour 28 January - 2 February 2018

PluS oThEr DESTInATIonS!

Disability Information Service – a ‘one stop information service’ which offers unbiased advice to assist people navigate their way to organisations or services that can provide them with support or advice. Aspire Canterbury Shop – shop online or call in to our shop at 314 Worcester Street and view our range of easier living products We also hire out wheelchairs, ramps and walkers. walkers to purchase (FroM $230) or hire

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Total Mobility Discounted Taxi Service – a scheme which provides 50% discounts on taxi journeys to eligible people in the Christchurch area who, due to health conditions, are unable to access public transport. Contact us for more information on 03 366 9093 or visit our website.

per week Mobile Service – Fun interactive presentations of our information, services and easier living equipment. We come to you! To book our presenter to speak to your group call Richard at numbers below or email mobileservices@ aspirecanterbury.org.nz Mobility scooter demonstrations available.

For a FrEE InFormATIon PAck contact Brenda

Aspire Canterbury is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to the community since 1981

Ph 03 379 3799 or 03 312 7050 Freephone: 0800 927 725

Physical Address: 314 Worcester Street Linwood Christchurch

Third Age Tours sunshineone@xtra.co.nz | thirdagetours.co.nz

because of the size of the groups and our relaxed manner. My motto is ‘There are no strangers, only friends waiting to meet.’ We gather together for breakfast at 8.30am which sets us up for the day and everybody thinks is a very civilised hour.’’ “I organise incredible trips at incredible prices. Look around, you can’t find better for all we include”. For more information, phone 03 379 3799 or 03 312 7050 or email her on sunshineone@xtra.co.nz.

Postal Address: PO Box 32074 Christchurch 8147

Ph: 03 366 6189 Freephone: 0800 347 242 Ph: (Total Mobility) 03 366 9093 Mobile Service: 027 588 9700 E: admin@aspirecanterbury.org.nz W: www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz

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