This programme aims to contribute to the reduction in health inequalities by engaging with kaumātua to participate and introduce healthier lifestyles and changed habits, enhancing positive social and functional activities of koroua and kuia.
This programme provides a range of mentally and socially stimulating activities which is expected to provide health, recreational and therapeutic benefits which focuses on holistic wellness.
We support our kaumātua with special health and wellbeing needs including:
One of the highlights of the Kuia and Koroua programme is the participation of our teams in the National Waka Ama Championships. This involves many hours of training on the water but well worth it in the end.
We work with other services across our organisation to ensure kaumātua have all the adequate resources including Whānau Ora, Med Central GP Practice and Homebase Support Services.
Kaumātua support services can be accessed by self-referral, midwives, GPs and other maternity health providers.