Events, Hui & Activities
Here you can find some of the events, hui and activities we’ve had before – and what we’ve got coming up.
Funeral Options - follow up meeting
Over 50 people attended our meeting on funeral options back in July. Many had concerns about the rising cost of funerals. Others were seeking more family led options, alternatives to embalming and a natural burial. A smaller group has since met and developed ideas to make more options available. We are considering setting up a non-profit social enterprise with funeral guides to support families choosing non-traditional options.
Interested? All welcome at a follow up meeting to share ideas:
Thursday 14 November 1.30 pm Knox Presbyterian Church
Gail McJorrow of Wellington’s Better Send Off (https://www.bettersendoff.co.nz/) will also join us and contribute her knowledge about possibilities.
Our next induction for new members will be held at Knox Church, Domain Road, Whakatane on Wednesday 4th December 9:45am-12:45pm followed by a shared lunch until 1:30pm. New members, potential members and long term members who have not previously attended are welcome. Please text or phone 020 4161 5887 to let us know if you coming.
Eastern Bay Villages members invite all seniors/kaumatua to join them for coffee on Monday mornings:
10:30am until 12:00 noon every Monday except during the Christmas break.
The last one this year is on December 16th. Commencing in the new year on January 13th.
Knox Presbyterian Church, Domain Road, Whakatāne
Superannuation and Benefits Available to Seniors
Paul Backler, the Manager of Work & Income will be the guest speaker at our final public meeting this year. Paul will talk on superannuation and benefits available to seniors.
Tues 12th November 10-11:30am Knox Presbyterian Church, Domain Road, Whakatane.
Te Reo Maori
Are there things you have always wanted to ask about Maori language and practices? Would you like to know how to pronounce place names correctly? Do you want to learn some key Maori phrases?
Several members would like to learn more and Pou Arahi, Patrick Young is keen to share his knowledge.
Patrick is at Knox Church at 11:30 each Monday morning after our Monday coffee mornings. All welcome, any age, members or non-members.
Shared Lunches for Seniors & Kaumatua
Share a meal, learn about nutrition, try out new recipes and meet others from your community.
There is no charge: this Just Cook for Healthy Ageing Programme is supported by the NZ Nutrition Foundation.
Watch this space for details of our next round of Nutrition Workshops.
There’s a limited number of spaces so you need to enrol.
Please phone 020 4161 5887 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone or email soon.
Ruth 027 430 8149 email@example.com
Core Group Meetings
At these meetings we share ideas and make plans. Everyone is welcome – members and potential members. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:30pm-2:30pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Domain Road, Whakatane. The final Core Group meeting for 2019 will be held on Tuesday 12th November.
Edgecumbe 2020 Plans & Lunch
Some members are exploring options for cohousing communities. In these, each family has their own independent home and share some facilities such as gardens, a meeting place with large kitchen guest rooms etc.
If you are interested in learning more, contact our Coordinator, Ruth on 027 430 8149