Events

Senior Chef Celebration 

Join us on Thursday 24 September for our Spring morning tea and catch up with fellow Senior Chefs.  Our guest speaker is Trish Adams, Board President for Age Concern Canterbury. 

Trish will speak at about her experience of being scammed.

10.30 - midday at the Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place (off Barbadoes Street), Central Christchurch.

There is car parking on-site.  You are welcome to bring your partner or a friend.

Please bring a plate of finger food to share.

RSVP by calling us on 0800 333 405 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Duchess who came to dinner!

On 22 November 2019, our Senior Chef team had a very special sous chef – namely, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall.  Her Royal Highness included the visit to the Senior Chef programme while Prince Charles travelled to Lincoln University as part of their third joint visit to New Zealand. Christchurch was the third stop on their tour.

Her Royal Highness also launched the new Senior Chef cookbook, Easy Recipes for One or Two, at an event after the cooking session. Pegasus Health Senior Chef Coordinator Wendy Scanlon invited Her Royal Highness on stage where she launched the Senior Chef cookbook.

Wendy said Senior Chef was all about connecting the community, combating loneliness and providing older people with a new sense of purpose.

Her Royal Highness said she was delighted to be invited to the event.

“It’s a real pleasure to be for once surrounded by people my age. I’m feeling a lot better and I’m so impressed by everything you’re doing here.”

She particularly applauded the work the Senior Chefs were doing.

“I do think it is so important as you grow older to be able to cook … I think this school will re-energise older people to like cooking again and eating good food for your body and your mind is vitally important as you get older,” she said.

Her Royal Highness was gifted her own copy of the cookbook and an apron.

Active Ageing is a key focus of the Duchess of Cornwall’s work. The fact that she included the Senior Chef session and recipe book launch on her itinerary is high praise indeed – and certainly endorses Pegasus Health’s shared goals of helping older people stay active and engaged and to support their independence.

  Senior Chef group with HRH 2

 

  

HRH and Reg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this video about Senior Chef:

Senior Chef Classes

Senior Chef runs throughout the Canterbury region, including Kaikōura, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Lincoln, Ashburton and Christchurch.

For more information contact us on

0800 333 405 or email on  senior.chef@pegasus.org.nz

Term 4 classes start the week beginning Monday 12 October 2020. 

 

Whangarei, through Whangarei Anglican Care Centre, Nikki Smith 09 437 6397

The next Whangarei course starts15 October 2020

What's New

We're keeping in in touch via our Facebook page and regular quarterly newsletter.

Our September newsletter is out now!

Enjoy our recipes for Overnight Oats and Fruity Brown Rice Salad.

We share ways to eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrains!

There's information on the Student Volunteer Army and Steady As You Go classes.

Table Talk September 2020

 

 

 

What's New

We're keeping in in touch via our Facebook page and regular quarterly newsletter.

Our September newsletter is out now!

Enjoy our recipes for Overnight Oats and Fruity Brown Rice Salad.

We share ways to eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrains!

There's information on the Student Volunteer Army and Steady As You Go classes.

Table Talk September 2020