A cooking class for over-65 year olds aims to help people be more self-sufficient in their golden years.
Marilyn McLeod is running another of her popular Senior Chef courses at The Foundry behind the Wesley Centre on John St in Blenheim from Wednesday September 5.
The course will run from 10am to midday over eight weeks.
Age Concern has a contract with the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board to provide 6 senior chef course annually. Two in Blenheim and one in Awatere already had proved very successful.
The class learns how to make easy delicious nutritious meals... and then eats them together.
Mini pizzas and chill con carne were favourites on the menu from earlier courses.
On the sixth week donated salmon from New Zealand King Salmon to used to make a special meal, she said.
There is an emphasis on meals which produce enough for now and some to freeze for later, which is handy for people living alone who may not always feel the urge to cook for themselves.
The classes are very social, and a lot of fun, Mrs McLeod said.
A recipe book will be provided during the class, and can be bought for $10 to use at home.
She encouraged anyone interested to ring Age Concern to enrol on 579 3457.
- The Marlborough Express