Kaumatua Health Day

Every Thursday here at Hokonui Runanga we hold a Kaumatua Health Day. We arrange a free pick up service for all the local Kaumatua in the Gore District who are clients with the Hokonui Runanga Health and Social Services Trust.

Terry Nicholas & Vivien Abernethy oversee the running of the day and do all that background behind-the-scene mahi to make sure the day is of great enjoyment for the clients.

What do we do?

A typical day here at health day sees the clients having lunch, raffles, a time to korero with each other and then the beloved housie!!

We try our best to get a health service provider up every week to speak with the kaumatua about different health services that are out there and available to use.

We are very lucky to have Frances Mahino come along every week to help co-ordinate the day and run the wai-wai clinic.

Monthly clinic

2011 was a busy year for us with Health Day and we introduced some new services for our clients.

One of these are a monthly doctor/nurse clinic (this is run by the help of Gore Medical Centre) Although our clients have their own GPs this service has proven to be of great assistance to our clients and the chance have a check up while out and about for the day.

Find out more

If you are interested in coming along to health day or intreseted in further information please contact our office.