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Te Are Pa Metua welcomes back seniors for activities and socialisation

Wednesday 6 March 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

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Te Are Pa Metua welcomes back seniors for activities and socialisation
Front left: Nga Mokoroa, Pito Maeva, Tutai Teura, Taka Wright, Baby Esther Tangatapoto, Mata Tuai. Standing from left: Nooroa Rata, Are Pa Metua coordinator Moana-O-Liliuokalani Marsters and Betty Pokia. MELINA ETCHES/24030503

Te Are Pa Metua centre for the elderly is back in full swing, resuming their usual programmes and activities on February 1.

Centre coordinator Moana-O-Liliuokalani Marsters said the elderly were happy to return after the Christmas and New Year break and catch up with friends.

“Everyone has settled back in nicely and we are back into our routines,” said Marsters.

“Last week, we had a lot more mamas show up, about 20 of them so that was good to see.”

Marsters encourages the elderly who may be at home alone to consider joining the centre and interacting with others in their age group.

“Come along and join in the activities, and make new friends,” she said.

Te Are Pa Metua opens on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am. Transportation pickups on these days for the elderly start at 9am, around the island.