The Melanesian Martyrs' Memorial Church of St Andrews

St. Andrew’s Selwyn Centre

Friendship, help and support for the older person

Our Selwyn Centre offer a time of fellowship and …

friendship, gentle exercise, information, laughter and fun, morning tea, personal support social activities, programmes, transport available.

Where: Our Church Hall at St. Andrew’s Kohimarama, 116 Selwyn Avenue, Mission Bay. Ample parking available.

When: Every Wednesday from 10.00am to 12.pm

Cost: $3.00 per person. Optional contribution for petrol if transport is provided.

Contact: Janet (Centre Coordinator) 521 8993 or 027 262 9099

About Selwyn Centres

Selwyn day centres provide companionship, fun, help and support to those over 65 who may be living alone or have limited opportunity to get out and about. Hosted in association with Anglican churches and funded by The Selwyn Foundation, the Centres offer morning get-togethers and the chance to meet and socialise in an caring, friendly and relaxed environment. The varied programme includes social games and some gentle exercises, morning tea and return transport, all at a minimal charge per guest. Regular outings and excursions are also organised on occasions. New gests are always welcome. So come and meet new friends, have fun and enjoy good conversation at your local Selwyn Centre!

From an older adult’s perspective

The Centre provides a lovely morning meeting – for old and new friends. Good conversation in great company. Games and social activities. Friendships made and personal support given. A great morning tea to enjoy, with time to have a chat.

From a caregiver’s perspective

For an older adult, the Centre provides an outing, variety and intellectual stimulation for people whose lives have become restricted. It gives interaction with people outside the home, and encourages them in exercises which help in maintaining activity. For the caregiver, it also provides a period of respite.

From a prospective volunteer’s viewpoint

Volunteering can be a truly rewarding experience! Do you have an hour or two – weekly or fortnightly – to socialise with the older people attending the Sewlyn Centre. If so, we would love to hear from you.