Healthy Lifestyles

Talk to your GP team about the following services.

Healthy Lifestyles Coordination Service (HLCS)

For families/whānau with young children, the Coordinator will put you in touch with a free healthy lifestyles programme that is right for you, eg, Triple P Healthy Lifestyles, Active Families.

Appetite for Life – nutrition

A free six week weight management and healthy lifestyle programme, run in small group classes. For more information visit the Appetite for Life website.

Senior Chef – cooking classes for older people

A free eight week group cooking / nutrition course for people 65 years and over, who live alone or with one other person (Māori / Pacific Island people can enrol 55 years and over). Senior Chef teaches you about eating well, menu planning and budgeting. You will have an opportunity each week to cook and share a meal together with new friends.

For more information visit the Senior Chef website.

Green Prescription – physical activity

A programme for people 16 years and over, who need to be more active. You get free face-to-face or phone support for four months from a physical activity advisor. You can try new activities and join an eight week group activity programme near where you live.

What if I need help finding health care?

Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) can help you:

  • enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
  • get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
  • visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
  • find other Community Services to support you.

Find out more about PCWs and how to contact them.