Did you know that playing games is good for your brain, and a recommended activity for seniors? At Seniors at the Bay games are just one of the many activities on offer, fostering a great sense of community and connection.
“It can be really hard for older people,” co-cordinator Claire Wyeth said, “especially as they get less mobile. Here at the Selwyn Centre we offer friendship, morning tea, exercises and more. The games are highly competitive and a lot of fun. Games can improve memory function, and problem-solving at any age. We can even offer lifts if someone is local and needs help coming.”
The Selwyn Centre’s guests are a range of ages, and cultures, but it is a supportive environment and they are always looking out for new friends. The Centre runs on Mondays and Fridays from 9.30am and is hosted by Church of the Saviour in their Community Hall at 2 Heaphy St. Enquiries to Claire@cots.org.nz or call 09 627 8779. More details can be found at www.cots.org.nz
The Selwyn Foundation was started by Bishop Selwyn and exists to benefit seniors. They also provide a seniors’ advocate for Blockhouse Bay, so if you are a senior and need support with anything like WINZ, housing, health or connecting with other people Lesley Robbins can help out. Contact Lesley@cots.org.nz or call 09 627 8779