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NAPIER MAIL, JANUARY 30, 2013
to Hop Onboard
Has it been a long time since you
travelled by bus?
Have you been thinking about using
public transport to visit your friends
Would it be useful if you could catch
the bus to get to the doctors, shops,
hairdressers or church?
Would travelling by bus help you to be
Would travelling by bus help you to
get some exercise?
Did you know that with a SuperGold
card you can travel by bus, free of
church, between 9am -- 3pm on
weekdays and anytime during the
weekends /public holidays?
Are you free at 9.30am on Tuesday,
If you answered yes to these questions
you are invited to join Age Concern
Hastings, Hawke s Bay Regional Council
modern buses in the goBay eet, meet a
friendly bus driver and take a short ride
Afterwards, join us for morning tea at
Age Concern Hastings and nd out more
about how public transport could work
Numbers are limited so for more
information or to reserve your place
contact Age Concern Hastings on
106 Raffles St,
T 835 6253
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With 11 routes and 400 bus stops to choose from, public transport is a great way to get around Napier
Travelling by bus has many advantages including:
» No more driving around looking for car parks
» No more searching for change for parking meters
» You can sit back, relax and enjoy the views
» Walking to and from the bus stop is a great way to get some regular exercise
» You don't have to rely on friends or family to go the Doctors, shops, hairdressers etc.
But of course the biggest advantage of all is that a SuperGold card entitles you to travel free between
9am and 3pm on weekdays and anytime during the weekend. If you need to travel before 9am or after
3pm on a weekday, you pay a reduced 'senior' fare of $1.60 for a one zone trip or $2.60 for a 2 zone trip
(Napier to Hastings).
If you would like to give public transport a try, but are unsure how it works, see the ad on this page for
our special 'Seniors Hop Onboard' session at Age Concern Hastings.
For more information about public transport in Napier and Hastings, or if you would like a bus timetable
booklet, phone Megan on 833 8032
However if using public transport is not possible for you due to illness or impairment, you may be entitled
to subsidised taxi travel vouchers. For more information phone the Total Mobility line on 835 3015.
I am compelled to write on this topic as a great
proportion of the new middle aged patients we
have joining our practice haven't spent time with a
dentist evaluating the present state of their teeth
and gums. With this knowledge they can then
plan the best possible dental health outcome for
Aging can bring a to head consequences of wear
and tear on teeth, breakage of fillings, long term
gum disease causing loose teeth, bone loss
that makes wearing dentures difficult, effects of
medications and disease processes.
At Dental on Raffles, our patients know their
current dental status and are informed on what
they can expect from their future dental health.
This gives the opportunity for patients to invest in
the preservation of their teeth in a more permanent
way whilst still in the workforce and minimize
the cost of dental bills in the retirement years.
This is carried out by using long term materials
such as crown and bridgework.
For those who are informed that their gum health
is poor or teeth will not last well into retirement
it may be an advantage to remove teeth and
replace them with dentures or implant retained
prostheses while they have good general health,
and the tolerance and co-ordination to manage
For those already wearing dentures it is possible to
pre-empt the possibility of future ill fitting dentures
by stabilizing them with dental implants.
If what you have read makes good sense the
dentists at Dental on Raffles have vast experience
in this field and will be delighted to give you a
Gary Winter and Garth Forbes (Principal
A round-the-clock transport service
is now available in Napier, Hastings
and Havelock North for those in
The service is being operated by
Hawke's Bay Combined Taxis,
which has added specially equipped
wheelchair vans to its fleet.
The company believed people needing
wheelchair accessible vehicles
should be offered the same service as
able-bodied people, general manager
Wayne England said.
"We now have modern Total Mobility
vehicles operated by trained,
uniformed drivers and our aim is to
make them available 24 hours a day
seven days a week," he said.
"While our aim is to make the service
available on demand, this might not
always be possible because of high
demand and we suggest those who
have a need ring us to discuss and
make the necessary arrangements."
All the Total Mobility vehicles have
Eftpos and credit card facilities and
Wayne England said Hawke's Bay
Combined would do everything it
could to help those who needed Total
Dental Needs and Retirement
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