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.

Upcoming events

Monday Coffee Mornings in Whakatane

These informal gatherings enable members   to get to know each other, share ideas on myriad issues and support one another.

They also plan other events later in the week.

The picture shows the group out at the Red Barn for coffee one Wednesday in January.

All welcome.

Knox Presbyterian Church, 83 Domain Road

10.30 – 12 noon every Monday
(except for public holidays)

Advocacy: a public meeting

Wed 12 February 10 am
Knox Presbyterian Church
83 Domain Rd, Whakatāne

All welcome

Whether in rest homes, receiving health care or home care services,  knowledge of your rights makes a real difference. Renee Bolkowy, an advocate from the Nationwide Advocacy Service, will inform people of their rights and how to access them.

Also planned:  Ruth will facilitate a free four day course in advocacy to people of any age with a small amount of time to support seniors and pakeke to access health care, benefits, housing, or home care services.  This role is ideally suited to retired social workers and medical professionals, but anyone confident to speak up to people in authority is welcome to apply for a place. Phone 027 430 8149.

 

Tunua! The Oranga Kai Programme

Oranga Kai aims to support pakeke and kaumātua to make small changes in their kai that can make a big difference to their health, and that of their whānau. Based on the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation programme, JustCook for Healthy Ageing, it has been adapted for trial in Ruatoki.

Come and share recipes and information on kai to enable you to keep yourself and your whanau healthy.  After kōrero, we will share a lunch based on healthy recipes.  There is no charge for participants.

The first sessions will be in February at Ōhotu marae. Participants come to all four sessions, or nominate a whanau member if they can’t come themselves.

  1. Wednesday 19 February, powhiri 9 am
  2. Wednesday 26 February, beginning at 10 am
  3. Wednesday 4 March beginning at 10 am
  4. Wednesday 11 March beginning at 10 am

Do you want to come along? Then phone Molly Turnbull on 312 9425 to book a place.

Edgecumbe Public Meetings

This year we plan monthly morning teas with guest speakers on the last Tuesday of each month.

Meetings are 10.30 – 12 at St David’s Church hall

  • Tues 25 Feb. Advocacy: your rights in health and disability services
  • Tues 31 March Superannuation and other benefits. Guest speaker Paul Backler, Work and Income’s manager.

Advanced Care Planning: a March public meeting

It is useful to share our wishes about our future health care before we become seriously ill.  Then, even if we can no longer speak medical professionals and our family will have our guidance and can keep our wishes to the fore.

Lee Walters of the DHB will lead a discussion and give participants handbooks with key questions to prompt reflection at our March public meeting.

Tues 10 March, 10 am
Knox Presbyterian Church
83 Domain Rd, Whakatāne

All welcome

Our Core Group

Would you like to contribute ideas on what we do, and what else we might do? Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings where Jo, Ruth and members update each other on our work, share ideas and plan new events.

These are directly after our Whakatāne monthly public meetings, so bring your lunch along and join us for both.  The core group meets from about 12.30 to 2 pm. The next three are on:

  • Wed 12 February
  • Tues 10 March
  • Tues 7 April

All at Knox Presbyterian Church.

A Cohousing Meeting in March

With cohousing, families own their homes and share some buildings and gardens. This gives a balance of privacy and community. An Eastern Bay group, including some of our members, is seeking others keen to develop this option, either in town or rural living.

As part of the Sustainable Backyards month they will present an introduction to  cohousing on Sunday 29 March 2-3.30 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Whakatāne. This will be followed by a visit to a possible rural site on Ohiwa harbour. 

A mobility scooter picnic

Together with Te Puna Ora o Mataatua we are planning a picnic for mobility scooter users at the Heads.

This will be at the end of March. Details in our next newsletter. 

A course for advocates

In May Ruth will facilitate a free four day course in advocacy to people of any age with a small amount of time to support seniors and pakeke to access health care, benefits, housing, or home care services.  This role is ideally suited to retired social workers and medical professionals, but anyone confident to speak up to people in authority is welcome to apply . Phone 027 430 8149.

 

 
 

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Ōhope
Whakatane 3161

 

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