Na Shelley Carter, Enrolled Nurse / Pūkenga Manaaki (Whānau Navigator)
This year we are saying farewell to the “Health and Wellbeing Clinic,” which Te Piki Oranga has delivered monthly for the last three years, there are other plans in place for next year. This clinic welcomed kaumātua and whānau who wanted to improve their health and connect with other whānau. The aim was to reduce health and social inequalities, provide opportunities for socialising, and share updated health information. We welcomed many organisations and speakers who spoke about topics such as asthma management, cardiovascular health, and diabetes management.
We heard so many positive things about the clinic like “I learnt the symptoms of a stroke,” and they are pleased to know “what to do in an emergency."
Our thanks go out to so many who have come to speak to our kaumātua including but not limited to TPO kaimahi and the following organisations:
- Alice Chisnall, TPO (Diabetes and healthy eating)
- Shone and Shirley’s Beverly Voucher
- Angela Cheruseo, Life coach
- Age Concern’s Mel Drummond
- La Schelle Walker, advocate
- Cancer Society’s Michelle Hunt
- St Johns
- Stroke Foundation’s Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayner