Tasman Leader : August 29th 2013
8 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 29, 2013 NEWS In Your Time of Loss... Let our friendly, caring team take care of you and your loved one Serving all the regions of Nelson, Richmond, Waimea, Tasman, Motueka, Golden Bay 164 TAHUNANUI DRIVE, NELSON Prepaid and Pre-planned packages available. Call in and see our friendly staff for advice Phone 546 5700 Anna, Bev, Andrea, Sharlene, Carl and Alastair. 5530129AA 5555844AC CHECK YOUR BONE HEALTH WITH A BONE DENSITY - DEXA SCAN 105 Collingwood St, Nelson Ph: 03 548 2745 www.nelsonradiology.co.nz Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, is a disease where the density and quality of bone is reduced silently over time. One in every two women, and one in every three men over the age of 65, are likely to suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis. You have a greater risk of developing Osteoporosis if you are/have any of the following : are female, over 65 years of age, had early onset of menopause/hysterectomy, have frequent falls, a previous fracture, a family history of a parental hip fracture, are taking steroid based medications. A bone density - DEXA scan at Nelson Radiology will assess the extent of the disease, and enable your doctor to consider treatment options, where necessary. NO DOCTORS REFERRAL IS NEEDED IF YOU ARE 40 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2013 : a 15% discount will save you $25 Promotional Price $138 inc gst NORMAL OSTEOPOROTIC Families encouraged to help with conservation Beautiful spot: Anchorage in Abel Tasman National Park. Nelson Tasman families are invited to go kayaking, sand sculpting and exploring in a family fun day at beautiful Anchorage Bay next month to celebrate Conservation Week. The Department of Conservation and Sport Tasman fun day in Abel Tasman National Park is on Sunday, September 15. Abel Tasman Sea Kayaks will be there with double kayaks and guides to give families an introduction to sea kayaking, there will be a guided walk around Pitt Head, a sand sculpture competition and lots of other exciting activities to get involved in. Families will be able to travel by boat between Kaiteriteri and Anchorage with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles which is offering the trip for only $10 per person return. Bookings for the trip and fun day can be made from August 28 with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles at abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz. Places are limited so people are encouraged to get in early to make a booking. On the day, those taking part will need to be at Kaiteriteri ready to board the boat by 9am. The boat will get back to Kaiteriteri around 3.30pm. Participants should bring a picnic lunch, a change of clothes for kayaking, a towel, sturdy shoes for walking and a torch for searching out critters in caves. The fun day is being held to mark Conservation Week 2013, September 8 to 15, which this year has the theme: Celebrate Con- servation Week: What s your whanau doing? The theme aims to encourage young people and families from all walks of life to get involved in conservation and find out how they can help pro- tect and enjoy our natural environment. Department of Conservation Area Manager, Martin Rodd, says every New Zealand family has a stake in keeping nature flourishing well into the future. Conservation Week is all about celebrating the connection we have with our special places, plants and animals, said Martin. More information about Conservation Week activities can be found at conservationweek.org.nz where pledges can also be registered with a chance to win spot prizes and a trip for four to Great Barrier Island visit. For more information about the Anchorage Bay family fun day contact the DOC Motueka Area Office: phone 03 528 1810.
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