Events

Senior Chef Celebrations 

Thank-you to everyone who joined us for our Autumn celebration.  A special thanks to our guest speaker, Averil Stevenson, from Ecocentral who inspired us to become better recyclers.  Here's Averil's top 10 tips!

Tip #1  Soft plastics - any plastic you can easily scrunch or bend in your hand needs to go in the red bin

Tip #2  Bottles tops and lids should go in the red bin

Tip #3  Food-soiled cardboard and paper should go in the green bin

Tip #4  Only hard plastic bottles and containers numbered 1, 2 and 5 can go in the yellow bin.  They need to be size of an individual yoghurt pot or bigger, but no larger than three litres

Tip #5  Bags and pacakging that are bio-degradable or compostable don't break down within the 12 weeks it takes to turn the contents of your green bin into compost.  They need to go in the red bin

Tip #6  Liquid paperboard cartons that hold food or liquid need to go in the red bin

Tip #7  Drink cans, metal tins and household aerosol cans go in the yellow bin

Tip #8  Polystyrene needs to go in the red bin

Tip #9  Clean carboard and paper needs to be the size of an envelope or larger to go in the yellow bin

Tip #10 Any paper or cardboard that has a coating to waterproof it, likes till receipts, fast food drink cups, etc needs to go in the red bin

 

We look forward to seeing you at our next celebration on Thursday 8 July at The Bridge Club, 10.30am - midday.

 

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

Senior Chef Classes

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

Term 2, 2021

Rangiora, Rangiora New Life School, starting Saturday 8 May, 10am - 1pm

Linwood, Union Church, starting Tuesday 11 May, 10am - 1pm

Avonhead, St Christopher's Church, starting Tuesday 11 May, 10am - 1pm

Lincoln, Lincoln Events Centre, starting Wednesday 12 May, 10am - 1pm

Ashburton, Old Polytechnic, starting Thursday 13 May, 10am - 1pm

For more information contact us on

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

 

What's New

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

Our April newsletter is out now!

Enjoy our recipes with mushrooms, a warming soup and posh porridge.

We take a look at getting a good night's sleep.  

There's information on Community Energy Action and Canterbury Better Breathing.

We hope you can join us for our Autumn celebration on Friday 9 April.

 

 

 

 

What's New

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

Our April newsletter is out now!

Enjoy our recipes with mushrooms, a warming soup and posh porridge.

We take a look at getting a good night's sleep.  

There's information on Community Energy Action and Canterbury Better Breathing.

We hope you can join us for our Autumn celebration on Friday 9 April.