Health & Life Skills

  1. Employment Support

    Volunteer work can be a stepping stone to paid employment. Step Ahead supports volunteer commitments within the organisation, for it’s members. Examples of these commitments include preparing weekly meals, facilitating or co-facilitating groups, driving vans, lawn mowing and gardening. Volunteer groups at Stanmore Rd and Puriri St also participate in community volunteer iniatives. Support to Read more

  2. Volunteering

    A new group at Stanmore Road Held fortnightly on a Tuesday, the Volunteer Group will participate in a variety of activities to make a difference in our community and in  our environment. Come along and be part of a team,have fun, learn new skills, gain experience and help others. Coming up in March Wednesday the 11th at Read more

  3. Yoga

    A new group at Stanmore Road! Yoga/Meditation/Relaxation with Nicole Busbridge. Starting Thursday the 28th of November at 2.30pm. Are you looking for relaxation while increasing your physical fitness and flexibility? Yoga offers the opportunity to learn postures and breathing techniques which will improve your mental and physical well-being by integrating body, mind and breath. Suitable Read more

  4. Meditation Group

    Meditation is a form of relaxation and provides opportunity take a break from the daily stresses in life. It is also suggested that meditation can have many flow on health benefits for our mind and body. Meditation Group gives you the opportunity to relax to a YouTube de-stress meditation session for approximately 30 to 50 Read more

  5. Would you like to Stop Smoking?

    Hi my name is Anna, I am available by appointment to offer assistance with Nicotine Replacement Therapy, providing support and Quitcards / Kia Auahi Kore. Using these items is a good way to quit the smoking habit, they are safe and don’t damage your health, and is proven to be a more successful way of Read more

  6. Healthy Cooking

    Every fortnight the healthy cooking group gives members the opportunity to come along and learn cooking skills, along with recipes which don’t take too many ingredients to make. The recipes used have a healthy focus, while also ensuring the ingredients used are not too costly to purchase. The members only need to bring one ingredient Read more

  7. Meals On Wheels

    Step Ahead Stanmore Road, Puriri Street, Rangiora and Ashburton all take responsibility for delivering lunch time meals on the MOW rounds in their area. This happens on a weekly basis in Christchurch and monthly in Rangiora and Ashburton. Delivering MOW’s is a rewarding volunteer community service and is enjoyed by the members that are involved. Read more

  8. Tai Chi

    Meditative exercise, with slow circular and stretching movements plus positions of bodily balance. Held at Puriri Street every Wednesday morning and run by an expert Tai Chi Tutor who guides the group at a level that suits their experience ($3.00).

  9. Computers & Technology

    These days we seem to be surrounded by technology of all types and getting to grips with things like smart phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and the like, can be a little confusing if not downright daunting. Stanmore, Puriri and Rangiora offer assistance in the form of scheduled Computer and Technology groups. Help is available to Read more