Fia Ola

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.

Activities

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

  • Guest speakers from other health organisations
  • Health talks from the Pacific Homecare Training Coordinator
  • Singing and dancing
  • Games
  • Singing and dancing
  • Games
  • Exercises
  • Arts and crafts
  • Faith based activities
  • Socialising
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Sharing and discussion on different issues
  • Cultural festivities and celebrations
  • Awareness programme

Scheduled Events

Fia Ola has a programme of events scheduled including:

  • Gambling Awareness
  • Mothers and Father’s Day celebrations
  • Blindness Awareness
  • Easter Quiz and Bible Service
  • Movie viewing
  • Pacific Language Weeks festivities
  • Kava Ceremony and Fiafia Independence celebrations
  • White Sunday Service with Poems and Hymns
  • Diwali celebrations

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.

Fia Ola Groups

Samoan Fia Ola

Runs: Tuesdays, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Indian Fia Ola

Runs: Wednesdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Tongan Fia Ola

Runs: Thursdays, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Cook Island Fia Ola

Runs: Fridays, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

For more information about Fia Ola

For more information about Fia Ola​, please contact Taua Malaetele contact at the Pacific Homecare Office. Phone: 09 274 9153

Metua Pakari

The Metua Pakari Wellness programme is a partnership programme facilitated by the Auckland Eastern Bays Kuki Airani Trust and Pacific Homecare for the elderly (aged 65 years and above) living in the Glen Innes, Panmure, Point England and Mt Wellington areas.

The programme provides a wellness programme of activities and social events to support our elderly people to enjoy “living longer and living better” with a supportive social and cultural context. The main focus is enjoyment through participation, with a health and wellbeing emphasis.

It is a pilot project for 2016, funded through the Tangata O Le Moana Pacific Provider Network and the Ministry of Health. The pilot project is being evaluated by Malatest International through Dr Lana Perese.

Activities

A range of activities are on offer at Metua Pakari including:
  • Healthy eating, healthy living
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cultural Activities
  • Low-impact Physical Activities
  • Health checks and plans
  • Social Activities
  • A place to talk
  • A place to belong and be supported

Programme Details

Runs: Friday’s from 10am to 2pm

Venue: Grace Church, 77 Line Road, Glen Innes

Transport: Pacific Homecare can arrange a pick-up if you need

Cost: It is free to registered participants

Eligibility

  • Any Pacific person aged 65 years and above. The main focus for this programme is Pacific people of Cook Islands descent, but all are welcome
  • Other participants are welcome as well where applicable for the purpose of this programme
  • Elderly living in Glen Innes, Panmure, Point England and Mt Wellington areas

For more information about Metua Pakari​

Please contact Pacific Homecare Whanau Ora Navigator Haikiu Baiabe.

Mobile:027 700-5827

Email: haikiu.baiabe@pacifichomecare.org.nz

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