Pukekohe’s Selwyn Centre celebrates 10 years
Sally Naulls from the Selwyn Foundation introduced the concept of the Selwyn Centre to Pukekohe shortly after Jan Wallace became vicar of Pukekohe’s Anglican church. Libby Davey, the Selwyn Centre coordinator, and several of her volunteers have been involved with the Centre from day one. The philosophy behind the Selwyn Centre is to help elderly folk maintain their independence and to promote early intervention in case of health or mobility issues.
The centre gives participants friendship, and a reason to get up and meet other people. Sessions include some gentle exercise to aid mobility, morning tea – so there is time for a natter, board games and on Tuesday those that want to can take part in a shared lunch for $5.
The Tuesday group is the largest with 20-25 people showing up and the Thursday one has an average of 12 attendees. Paul Brown, PCA chair, and Mark Ball, on behalf of Counties Manukau DHB, which helps fund the Pukekohe Selwyn Centre spoke briefly at the meeting. Keyboardist for the music session was Waiuku man Rod McGregor.
For more information contact: 238 0561/021 033 9047. Selwyn Centres are also available elsewhere in Franklin. Papakura (includes respite care), ph: 297 2252, Tuakau (includes respite care), ph: 233 4303 / 021 555 002 and Waiuku, ph: 225 2238 / 022 359 954. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post