What’s Up at the Aotea Family Support Group in August?

What’s Up? Aotea Family Support Group Monthly Notices And News

An electronic version of the newsletter sent to all addresses on the island this week.

Winter School Holiday Programme!

Question: How much fun can you fit into two weeks?

Answer: A lot!

Car wash! Saturday 10th of August 10 – 2pm

Get your car cleaned for $10 at Tryphena Hall on the 10th of August, and help our Year 8s fund their off-island trip to Auckland.

Sausages $2 each, while you wait.

Need to talk?

If you want to sit down with a professional and, in confidence, talk through issues you are having to deal with, Cait Devey is an accredited counsellor. Counselling for children and their families is subsidised thanks to the Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki, and the Ministry of Health.

You can contact Cait in confidence on 021 2226410.

About Us

The Aotea Family Support Group Charitable Trust has been supporting families and the community on Great Barrier Island since 1988. Find out more online at www.aoteafamilysupport.co.nz.

Stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, @AoteaFamilySupportGroup.

The office is open daily, except Wed, at least from 9 to 1:30.
For general enquiries you can call Sue Thompson on 4290 465, or reach Sue Eves, Lisa and Rendt directly on 4290 174.
Or email: office.

If you want to talk about Family Support Services, Kellie Cleave is available by appointment. You can txt Kellie on 021 1280267 to confirm a suitable time.

Senior’s Workshop

On Tuesday 23rd we held a workshop about off-island facilities for elderly care and the assistance that is available to us if we need it. The Support Group and the Health Centre feel that it is important that we stay in our own homes for as long as possible, but we also realise that there can come a time when our health lets us down and we need to look at alternatives. Jo MacFarlane, a rest home owner, and Jude Mowbray from ADHB Seniorline, both gave talks on what’s available in the way of financial assistance and what pitfalls to look for when choosing a supported living facility. It became very obvious to most of us there, that if we haven’t already done so, we need to get our homes ready to live comfortably, safely and warmly as we get older.

Sue Eves, Senior Services Coordinator.

Seniorline is a free, national information service for older people and their family / whanau. Call 0800 725 463 8-4pm week days, or email seniorline, or visit www.seniorline.org.nz.

Community worker

Position available, now one door along in the Annex of the Health Centre in Claris, but under AFSG management.

35 h per week. Hourly rate negotiable.

Role includes advocacy, referrals, accessing support from government departments and budget management.

Start date: 26th of August 2019.

Applications close: Wednesday 7th of August.

Please phone or email Lisa Eves, AFSG Chairperson, for application form and job description, or any other queries.

Ph 09 4290 465 / Cell 027 256 7060

Email: office

Over 60s Lunch at the Tryphena Club

Please book by Friday 9th You can call 962 or email.

Mains ($12.00 / $25.00 for visitors)

1. Roasted turkey or chicken with cranberry sauce, stuffing, honey glazed carrots, green beans, roasted kumara and potatoes with a dinner roll

2. Fresh fish and chips with organic garden salad and homemade tartare sauce.

Vegetarian option:

3. Roasted pumpkin and black bean burrito with sour cream, sweet chilli sauce with organic garden salad.

Dessert ($5.OO)

1. Sticky date and pear pudding with butterscotch sauce with French vanilla ice-cream.

2. Plum and apple Shortcake with Vanilla ice-cream.

Your caterer: Kat and Jonquil

Your hostess: Sue Eves

Bookings: Email sue.eves, or call 962.

Cancellation: Please, if you miss the cut-off date but still want to attend, or are unable to attend, call Sue on 962, not the caterer.

Transport: Pickup at Cross Roads at 11.15 AM, then pickups along the way. Gold coin koha please.

Next event: September 21st at Tryphena Club.

Next Seniors Activity on Friday august 23rd

… with a trip to the Navy Station. Colin O’Brian will be your host.

Please bring a shared picnic lunch. Tea and coffee supplied.
Van leaving Mulberry Grove School at 10AM. Gold coin Koha please. Please call 962 to book.

Meals and outings for senior residents are subsidised by Auckland Council thanks to the GB Local Board.

“Supporting Families on Great Barrier Island since 1988.”

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