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Merry Christmas

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our office will be closed from December 16th 2016 and we reopen on January 9th 2017. On our return, we will be situated in Room 10 down the hall for a short while, as the building has some renovations done, so that will mean that you will need to come through the sliding doors on Henry street. We hope to be back in our office within 2 weeks after returning. We look forward to seeing you all in the year 2017!


DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE IN OUR DISCOUNT BOOK? We would love to hear from them.
We are always on the look out for advertisers for our discount book.
If you miss the up and coming book, we can put your name in for the following book. Our members enjoy getting a discount and quite often shop where they do get a discount. The rates are good value and it lasts for the 12 months, reaching around 6,000 people. Where can you find that sort of advertising? Ring us at the office to find out more.

















Welcome to Grey Power Marlborough your lobby Organization promoting the welfare and well-being of citizens aged 50+
​By joining Grey Power you will have the chance to have an influence in New Zealand as the voice of many people aged 50+

Our office is located at Room 19, 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim.
​You can find us in the Farmers Carpark in the corner down from Stevens.
We are open Monday - Friday 9am until 4pm







Join us here at Grey Power Marlborough in enjoying the Magic radio station.
Designed for the baby boomers but enjoyed by so many other age groups. Grey Power Marlborough advertise on the Magic station, so any information we would like others to know about will be on this station. Tune in now to 105.7 FM and you might find yourself singing along or have your feet tapping to the songs you remember so well.






Links for our 50+ citizens







Click the picture to take you to the website. It gives you different downsizing options, reducing ownership shares, substituting larger for smaller dwellings. leaving owner occupation, subdividing or substituting housing in high for low priced areas. It assesses the practicalities of'downsizing' and the conditions which determine their success. We have two copies of the manual in the office if you can not do it online




You can now order a Digital Pill Box from our office for $20. They will be shipped from Grey Power Federation but should not take too long to get here. Come in and see if it would be right for you.



Click on the picture to take you to the Grey Power Electricity website or you can phone them on 0800 473 976 to get a comparison on your latest power account.






Grey Power Organisations in New Zealand with websites
  * Grey Power National Federation
  * Grey Power Nelson
  * Grey Power Rotorua
  * Grey Power Kapiti
  * Grey Power Tauranga
  * Grey Power Morrinsville
  * Grey Power Whanganui
  *Grey Power New Plymouth









​Grey Power slams Government, claims elective surgery for elderly is underfunded. Click to read the article.



Pets can come too.
Want to take your pet with you on holiday yet cannot find accommodation that allows pets? click on the picture to take you to the website with a list of accommodation in New Zealand that allows you to take your pet with you.




ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A RATES REBATE?


​The Marlborough District Council wants to ensure that all ratepayers eligible for help with their atres are aware of their entitlement. A rebate on household rates of up to $610, met by central government, is available to some people, calculated on an applicant's total income, number of dependents and the amount of the rates bill.

​REMEMBER, you don't just have to be retired to get this discount, it is open to anyone who may qualify, let you children, grand children, friends and family know.
​The link for the Rates Rebate is on the left at the bottom


COMMUNITY SERVICES

​Marlborough after hours GP srvices
​Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377, Office 5209980
Ambulance: Ugent 111
Non urgent 5794870
After Hours Chemists
Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days Phone 5782271
Diabetes Marlborough Inc
​Office hours 9am-3pm Monday until Thursday 5775549, Reg Nurse 1pm-5pm Wednesday, 8.30am-5pm Thursday & Friday 5206200 (Mary)
Lifeline
​0800 54 3354, 24 hour helpline
​Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre
​Crisis line, Phone Wairau Hospital 5209999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers
​Overeaters Anonymous
For more information Phone 5705137
Alcoholics Anonymous
Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125
Victim Support
​0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)
Al-Anon
​Help for families & friends of alcoholics. phone Margaret 5784690 or Aley 021 434 117
Alzheimers Society Marlborough
577 6172, 8 Wither Road. Open Monday-Friday, 8.30-4.30pm
Hospital Visiting Hours
Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only.
Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon and 4pm-7pm
Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward
Marlborough Lupus Support
For more information phone Katrina 5724 333 or 021 502 451

PICTON
Doctor
Phone weekend doctor 5736092 or Marlborough number as above
Ambulance: Urgent 111
Non Urgent 5794870
Chemist
​Picton Healthcare Pharmacy Phone 5736 420 Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 5737 927 Saturday 9am-1pm



Vesta and Grey Power have joined together to offer you a health and medical insurance. Click the picture to visit the website for more information