Western Leader : January 18th 2011
5 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS PLUS....Affordable battery replacement service! OPEN DAY Wednesday 19th January, 10am -- 3pm Stylish new apartment, happy new year. Nothing can match the feeling of moving into a brand new never-lived-in home. Particularly when it's an apartment in The Vines, the very last stage of the award-winning Vision Waitakere Gardens retirement village. So-named the Vines because the site was once part of the Corban family vineyard; and it's easy to imagine why when you see the thriving garden your new apartment will overlook. It's a view that's especially relaxing when you notice our gardeners doing all the work to keep it looking great. Available in two bedrooms from $350,000 and three bedrooms from $430,000, the apartments are spacious and designed with living well in mind. You'll have internal access to all the village amenities like the restaurant, heated pool, gymnasium, and even a blokes' shed and craft room. And you won't be buying off the plans. Come to our Open Day and you can tour the actual apartments for yourself -- you can even sign up then and there if you wish (you'd be surprised how many do just that). Perhaps the strongest impression you'll get when you visit is the genuinely friendly and social atmosphere at Vision Waitakere Gardens. Make this your home, and we're sure you really will have a happy new year. 15 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson Russell Blair, Sales Manager 09 837 0512 | 0800 221 800 | www.visionseniorliving.co.nz MEMBER BIG/VSL343/WG1 Pool helps survivors of cancer By CATHERINE HEALY Survivors' fitness: Tracey Roberts is taking part in a gentle exercise programme for breast cancer survivors which uses West Wave's hydrotherapy pool. Although her mam- mogram was clear, Tracey Roberts thought something was wrong with her breast. It didn't look right. So three months after the mammogram, I went back to the doctor again and got a biopsy.'' Her fears were con- firmed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she went through chemotherapy and radiation treatment and took the drug Herceptin. Now the Massey resi- dent is about to embark on her second series of exercise classes at West Wave in Henderson to help her recover. It is a free YWCA Encore pro- gramme designed to help breast cancer survivors get their flexibility back. It's a nice way to get back into exercise with people who understand your limitations and don't try and push you beyond your limits,'' says Mrs Roberts. After surgery it's hard to lift your arms above your head. After radi- ation your skin tightens up. In the pool you can do more than you could otherwise,'' she says. Each session lasts two hours and involves gentle floor exercises, a speaker on a relevant topic and then exercises in the pool. We use the hydro- therapy pool which is in a separate room.'' The programme runs in four locations. Wendy Stock organises the west Auckland group and says women aged from their 30s to 80s take part. The group is open to anyone recovering from breast cancer. Call Wendy on 521-8904 for a regis- tration form. The course runs February 1 to March 22 at West Wave in Henderson.
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