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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday June 2 2016
8 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, June 2, 2016 www.times.co.nz THIS MONTH we hope EastLife readers will be uplifted by the inspiring life of former Commonwealth Games gold medallist, weightlifter Precious McKenzie who is celebrating his 80th birthday looking as young and fit as ever. We also talk to an author, hemp grower and a ‘hands-on’ hairdresser who is always on time... or should be! We’ve given keen travellers plenty to think about at home and abroad and also ensured keen cooks have new pathways to explore. Check out the WIN page and other giveaways, too. OUT NOW JUNE EDITION Don’t miss out! Copies available from Botany Town Centre Information Centre, Pak’n Save Botany, Sealink Ferry Terminal, Highland Park Shopping Centre (central pavillion), Meadowlands Shopping Centre, Howick Information Centre, Total Focus Property Howick, Pakuranga Plaza (Countdown or Brownson’s Jewellers), Barfoot and Thompson Beachlands and Whitford plus other sites across the district – visit eastlife.co.nz for pickup locations. An e-edition is also available. www.eastlife.co.nz eastlife | april 2016 | 1 eastlife.co .nz June 2016 OUT & ABOUT | FASHION | HEALTH & BEAUTY | FOOD | ART | HOME | MOTORING | EVENTS | TRAVEL TWO BY TWO to Napier Precious moments WINTER RECIPES AND READING Precious moments eastlife june 2016.indd 1 27/05/2016 11:46:17 a.m . Open for Breakfast Thursday-Sunday 8-11.30am $16 Lunch Specials Monday-Sunday LIVE MUSIC Friday and Saturday 5-8pm, Sunday 3-6pm. 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If you require help in any of these areas please contact Elise on 09 950 8660 or email email@example.com CD1823 Amonthly column designed to inform and enlighten on various Cosmetic Medi- cine topics, with Dr M Morunga of Face Doctors Botany and Remuera. This months column is on Botox® and Dysport® Cosmetic medicine is currently undergoing unprece- dented and unbridled growth. Botox® underpins this pola- rising public opinion, you either love it, are thinking about it or are resolutely opposed to it. Education is the key. Common questions: Q: What is Botox®? A: Botox® is a purified protein that is injected into muscles, this relaxes them thereby improving the look of moderate to severe lines. Q: How does it work? A: Botox® works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes lines to form. Q: When will I see results? A: Within days, you may see a marked improvement. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 3-4 months, often longer with repeated treatments. Q: Is it painful? A: Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The use of a cold pack or anaesthetic cream helps. The treatment takes 5-10 minutes with no downtime meaning you can go straight back to work afterwords. Side effects are minor and transient and may include localised pain, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, red- ness, and/or bleeding or bruising. Q: Will I still be able to make facial expressions? A: This is reflective of the experience and skill set of the injector. Yes you can still look natural, the key is to get you to a point where everyone notices but no one knows. Q: What will happen to my lines if I choose not to con- tinue treatments? A: If you do not continue treatment, your facial lines will gradually return to the way they looked before treatment. Appointments can be made at the Botany Specialist Centre 260 Botany Rd, Botany. Receptionist ph 2771540 or 5245665 Mobile 021 272 6050 Web: www.facedoctorsbotany.co.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Face Doctors ADVERTORIAL KC11733A Q&A BOTOX® is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinium Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe lines and associated “crows feet” around the eyes. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuro- muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Auckland. Note: BOTOX® treatments last about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation. There’s a reason why the Bruce McLaren Retirement Village has been dubbed the Howick Hilton. A high proportion of the people living at the Chapel Road complex have come from established homes and communities within the Howick area. “Our residents are like-minded people,” sales adviser Catherine Booth says. “ They’ve moved from their home in Howick to retain a similar village feel here. Some have attended local schools and grown up with each other.” It’s one of the reasons why the Village puts on a ‘shout’ with a weekly ‘happy hour’ where residents in the apartments can invite their family and friends. Village manager Philip Hanson says aged care can be territorial. “People want to remain local.” Construction of the Bruce McLaren Village was completed at the end of last year with the final Austin independent apartment block. The complex includes two- and three-bedroom independent apartments plus one-bedroom serviced apartments and a rest home, hospital and dementia unit on three floors. Ancillary facilities include the bar/lounge, library, snooker room, gym and heated swimming pool, private cinema and a well-equipped ‘man cave’ for the DIY enthusiast. It’s also one of the first Ryman villages in the country to install seven generators so that the entire site can run without interruption in the event of a power outage. Approximately 450 people live there and 175 staff work on the site. A man-made pond with waterfall is attracting a team of male residents who gather on the pontoon to run their remote controlled boats. Those with green fingers can gather at the vegetable garden which involves five raised boxed plots. ‘Continuum of care’ is a key philosophy of the village, covering all levels, Mr Hanson says. “People come in when they are in their early to mid-70s but then, if their health fails, we are able to help, giving priority to our residents needing a higher level of care.” It means that one spouse may need the care offered by the rest home while the other can remain close by in a serviced apartment. They then can spend the day together. “People don’t age in the same way so we need to anticipate the level of care needed to fulfil our promise to accommodate them.” Ms Booth says a lot of effort is put into arranging interesting events and activities catering for residents and involving local people or services – “that’s where you, the Howick and Pakuranga Times, comes in”. “We recently advertised our ‘Dealing Daily with Dementia’ event in the Times and the phone rang hot. An Art Exhibition in March, held in collaboration with the Howick Art Group, is now expected to become an annual event. And the village raised $1700 from a concert last May for the City of Auckland Singers to help them represent New Zealand at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales. Several Howick businesses participated in the village’s recent Health and Well-being Expo in April while the village regularly sponsors both the Howick and Maraetai Bowling Clubs. “We are constantly encouraging relationships with local people,” Ms Booth says, “and a lot of it is promoted through the Howick and Pakuranga Times.” People interested in taking a tour of Bruce McLaren Retirement Village’s wonderful facilities are welcome to attend an Open Day on June 12. BUSINESS One village to another The Bruce McLaren Retirement Village bowling green.
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