Day Programme

The Kaumatua Kuia Day Activity Programme offers a variety of therapeutic activities aimed at helping to stimulate or strengthen the wairua, hinengaro, tinana and whanau concepts of well-being.

The rationale behind these specialised activities is to provide a very rich sensory experience that stimulates or awakens the mind and body by way of touch, sound, taste, colour and smell.

The service specifically seeks to provide support for kaumatua and kuia suffering from neglect and/or dementia that may lead to elder abuse and neglect.

We run our programme at the Allan Brewster Leisure Centre in Papatoetoe on Tuesdays and The Manukau City Baptist Church on Thursdays. The programme operates 3 days a week, Tuesday to Thursday - 9.30am till 3.30pm.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAMME?

To determine eligibility, an assessment screening will need to be carried out by our Specialist Cultural Assessor and the Service Co-ordinator. Certain criteria will be discussed with the client to determine whether eligibility will be met i.e.

  • Mobility
  • Special dietary needs
  • Medication
  • Medical issues
  • Level of independence or dependency
  • Locality

TE WHARE TAPA WHA MODEL

The service is delivered based on the four components of Maori health. Each component is linked allowing for a holistic approach to well-being

Te Taha Wairua

Spiritual well-being

A recognition that the Maori view of spirituality is inextricably related to the well-being of the whanau


Te Taha Hinengaro

Mental well-being

Conceptualisation of Maori knowledge; abstracting that knowledge, reflecting on it, engaging with it


Te Taha Tinana

Physical well-being

Physical health cannot be dealt with in isolation from the other components


Te Taha Whanau

Whanau well-being

Whanau involves kinship in the extended whanau. The whanau includes all vertical and horizontal kinship members of a whanau, hapu or iwi group

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED?

Some of the activities which we offer to kaumatua and kuia include:

  • Nga Korero õ ngā rā õ mua
  • Nga Waiata (Song)
  • Harakeke (Flax Weaving)
  • Poi
  • Whakaari (Art)
  • Ngahere (Bush Walk)
  • Nga Wha (Hot Pools)
  • Rongoa (Traditional herbal medicines)
  • Mirimiri (Romiromi)
  • Ture Tangata (Social issues)

HOW WILL THE PROGRAMME BENEFIT ME?

  • Korero i te reo me ona tikanga
  • Kaupapa Maori processes
  • Kaupapa Maori activities
  • Marae based programmes
  • Holistic approach to well-being
  • Trained qualified staff
Kaumatua, whanau, hapu and iwi will embrace and manaaki the journey ahead.