Fia Ola

Pacific Homecare drop-in centre

Pacific Homecare offers an ethnic-specific drop-in centre service at the Papatoetoe offices. Called “Fia Ola” the name means “living longer happily”. Pacific Homecare’s Tauaaletoa Malaetele (Taua) coordinates the programme along with the help of Pacific Homecare Field Coordinators.

The programme aims to allow those over 65 to socialise within their own communities, reducing the risk of social isolation and loss of independence.

Eligibility

Fia Ola accepts those over 65 years of age including non-clients. There is always room for new members to join Fia Ola. Due to demand some of the groups become full but we will always strive to meet the community needs where there is demand.

Activities

A range of activities are on offer at Fia Ola including:

Fia Ola has a programme of events scheduled including:

Fia Ola Groups

Cook Island Fia Ola

Meets: Fridays, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Field Coordinator: Amelia Joseph

Fia Ola Coordinator: Taua Malaetele

Indian Fia Ola

Meets: Wednesdays, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Field Coordinator: Shital Naidu

Fia Ola Coordinator: Taua Malaetele

Samoan Fia Ola

Meets: Tuesdays, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Field Coordinator: Jacinta Pelenato

Fia Ola Coordinator: Taua Malaetele

Tongan Fia Ola

Meets: Thursdays, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Field Coordinator: Meleane Malu

Fia Ola Coordinator: Taua Malaetele

For more information:

Please speak to a Coordinator or contact Taua Malaetele at the Pacific Homecare Office – phone 274 9153