Over 60 Dinners:
Once a month people who are 60 years and over gather to share a 2 course meal subsidised by the Aotea Family Support Group with funding from Auckland Council (Great Barrier Local Board).
The meals alternate between different clubs, but are usually at the Great Barrier Island Sports & Social Club and Barrier Social Club. Occasionally they are held at Great Barrier Lodge and Motairehe Marae and may be held at the Port FitzRoy Boating Club.
Buses are also subsidised to transport people to the meals.
Every December there is a Christmas luncheon and every June there is a Mid-Winter Christmas luncheon.
The Seniors Activity Group it is a group of seniors who meet monthly to visit different places on the Island for morning tea and a shared picnic lunch.
The group is hosted by John Garlick who kindly donates his time for this and he also drives the Southern van.
We would love to see you attend any/all of these events.
Each month in the WhatsUp we will add a notification of that month’s event. Just call the advertised number to book your place.
School holiday programme:
Every term break the Support Group runs a two-week action-packed programme of activities for younger and older children with many of the physical outdoor activities that are possible on the island.
Once or twice a year we organise a workshop for young parents with an off-island facilitator.
The Support Group regularly organises and facilitates workshops, courses, and training on the island.