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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.
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.
The service is delivered based on the four components of Maori health. Each component is linked allowing for a holistic approach to well-being
A recognition that the Maori view of spirituality is inextricably related to the well-being of the whanau
Conceptualisation of Maori knowledge; abstracting that knowledge, reflecting on it, engaging with it
Physical health cannot be dealt with in isolation from the other components
Whanau involves kinship in the extended whanau. The whanau includes all vertical and horizontal kinship members of a whanau, hapu or iwi group
Some of the activities which we offer to kaumatua and kuia include:
Kaumatua, whanau, hapu and iwi will embrace and manaaki the journey ahead.