Seniors from all over the Whau came together at the New Lynn Community Centre in mid-July to experience a range of fun activities and helpful services.
Organised by Sara Mihaere from Green Bay Community House and RJ from Glenavon Hub, the event aimed to provide seniors with a day of fun and connection, and a chance to discover some of the activities and services that are available to them in the Whau.
The event, which was funded by the Whau Local Board, saw over 75 seniors enjoy a delicious, boxed morning tea from The Wardoom café, and engage in some competitive fun with bingo and bowls.
Passionate service providers from Heart Foundation, Melanoma NZ, Diabetes NZ, Bowel Screening, Prostate NZ, Communicare, Age Concern, Hospice West Auckland, BHB Library, BHB Community Centre, Rebus Club, and Grey Power also came along to connect with the attendees, offering free health checks and sharing information about how they can access their services in the community.
Sara and RJ want to express their gratitude to all who came and helped make the event a real highlight for our seniors.