Hearing and seeing clients laughing, chatting, singing, engaging in games and taking pride in their project work is what makes the Enliven team’s day.
The Enliven Day Services provided throughout the Coromandel are open to people over the age of 65 who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.
Clients’ families say going to the day service makes their loved ones more alert and orientated, feel more settled, and communicate better when they return home. It also helps keep people living in their own homes for longer, as opposed to an aged care facility.
People who come to the day service do a range of physical, cognitive, and social activities like games, crafts, and a certified strength and balance class that helps them maintain their mobility.
A personalised, activity programme is developed with each person, providing opportunities for social interaction and engagement in the local community.
Located in a community setting, our day services focus on supporting you to make the most of your independence.
Some examples of our group activities are:
• Exercise programmes such as strength and balance exercises to prevent falls
• Music, singing and dance activities
• Table-top activities and memory games
• Activities tailored to individual needs
• Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (a specific programme of group activity and stimulation suitable for people with dementia)
Enliven Day Services are funded by Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, so you need to ask your doctor or other health professional to send a referral to Support Net for a Needs Assessment. Once this is completed, Support Net sends your referral to an Enliven team leader who will contact you directly to arrange a visit to discuss the programme and complete documentation.
Our community services are also open to private paying clients.
Enliven Coromandel Day Services are held in Thames on Wednesdays and Whangamata on Thursdays. They are also held in Colville on Thursdays and Whitianga on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For more information, please call Enliven Day Services on 0800 373 654 and press 3 for Waikato or visit https://www.enlivennorthern.org.nz/services/community-programmes
Enliven maximises the independence of older people and those with disabilities or injuries. We provide home and community support to over 4000 people throughout the upper North Island.
Enliven is a service of Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN), one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading providers of social and health and disability services.
PSN is an accredited Dementia Friendly Organisation which means it works to raise awareness of dementia and helps people with dementia to continue to live well in their communities.
If you’d like to volunteer or work as an Enliven support worker, please email email@example.com