Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti

Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti

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Today is World Alzheimers Day

See our photos to see how we are celebrating!
The staff at Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti have an ongoing commitment Te Tiriti o Waitangi. At least once a year we participate in some professional development to increase awareness and knowledge of Te Tiriti. Last week we had a beautiful and inciteful presentation shared with us from Tui Keenan about how she views te ao Maori. Kia ora Tui. We were privileged that you shared you journey with us. Nga mihi mahana😘
We were delighted when a year 7 student from Gisborne Intermediate contacted us about a leadership group she was a part of with a requirement that she give something back to the community. Charlotte chose us to bake a banana loaf for to be shared with the clients in the Sherwood Club.😍 What a wonderful programme to promote leadership in our community👍. Thank you Charlotte for choosing us. You certainly did contribute to us having a great day🥰
Our raffle was launched on Saturday🥳
We have started selling tickets for this wonderful raffle, a $2000.00 shopping spree from Mitre 10 Gisborne. Tickets are $5.00 each and available from our offices or Mitre 10 and various outlets in town.
Or you can message us back with your details and pay online into our bank account # 030 638 0375936 00. Code: raffle. Reference: your name.
Easy🤸‍♀️
All funds raised stay in Gisborne to support our work with people with dementia and their families.🥰
We are working on our kawa with our Sherwood Club whanau. We have been working on our poi skills and Ngaire is making rakau for us to learn some actions with the rakau.
We had a busy day selling Spuds and buckets at Bunnings on Saturday. Don't worry, if you still want to enter we are back at Bunnings this Saturday from 9.30 - 2.00 in the foyer.👍
First day of selling our Spud in a Bucket entries😃. The spuds are walking out the door (with their buckets behind them)😂
Well done to 7 Lytton High prefects and 3 of their teachers who have taken up the challenge and are in the competition. Pictured here is prefect, Ella Parkin with her sister, Cleo helping pick up the entries.
We are selling tomorrow from Bunnings and back here from our office all next week. See you soon!!😉
A belated birthday cake and visitor🥳
Today, Kiri Allen, our local MP came to visit and to wish us a happy birthday. Kiri was not able to join us on our actual birthday but she made up for it by bringing a cake and enormous, delicious biscuits to enjoy with our morning tea.
After Jill had the honour of cutting the cake, Kiri spent some time with us getting to to know our Sherwood whanau. Tu meke, Kiri!
SPUD IN A BUCKET 2022 - Prizes TO BE WON!

Proudly sponsored by Bunnings Warehouse!

HOW TO ENTER:
Order your spud and bucket
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 06 867 0752
Facebook:
Pay by cash or Internet banking, pick up your order and get growing!

KEY DATES:
19th August - Pick Up - Gate 2, Gisborne Hospital
20th August - Stand in Bunnings Warehouse Foyer 9am to 3pm
27th August - Stand in Bunnings Warehouse Foyer 9am to 3pm
3 September - Stand at Farmers Market
17 September - Stand in Bunnings Warehouse Foyer 9am to 3pm
3rd December - Weigh-in Day - Bunnings Carpark - 11am to 2pm
Keeping your brain healthy is important!

Here are some suggestions to get you started 💪

Make a point to try a new healthy recipe every week
Try catching up with a friend over a walk or cuppa once a fortnight
Invite some friends over or host a game night
Do a light workout, such as yoga or Pilates twice a week
Go for a short walk twice a week with a mate and enjoy the outdoors
Challenge yourself with a daily puzzle
Replace snacks with healthier options
Learn 10 words each week in a new language such as Te Reo Māori or pick up a new hobby
It is easy to think we are all operating in a world of doom and gloom😟 but then something unexpected comes out of the blue like what arrived in our offices on Wednesday😂. This boxed platter arrived consisting of yummy cheeses, crackers, pate and fresh fruit with a letter from Jim Green Kaiwhakahaere Takiwa Tairawhiti/District Director thanking us for our huge efforts made over the past 2 years. Jim thanked us for ensuring our clients and whanau has been cared for during the pandemic.
How wonderful to be remembered, acknowledged and thanked with such a generous gift which included a Pressie Card for the staff.😇
Thank you Te Whatu Ora. We are proud to be associated with you and pleased to be able to continue to support people with dementia and their whanau in Tairawhiti.🥰
What is it like to have dementia?

An inciteful thought expressed by a person who has dementia.
We had a special visitor to the Sherwood Club.😄

Mayor Rehette Stoltz was not able to make it to our birthday celebrations so we saved some of our birthday cakes for her for a belated morning tea.🧁
Our Manager, Tracy presenting at Tairawhiti Community Voice network meeting today.

She spoke about what are the symptoms or dementia and how can you reduce them or prevent them from occurring. She also shared what services Alzheimers Gisborne offer and what fundraisers are coming up.

Aotearoa, he aro nui ki te hunga mate wareware
A dementia friendly New Zealand

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 21/09/2022

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post

20/09/2022

Today is World Alzheimers Day

See our photos to see how we are celebrating!

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 19/09/2022

The staff at Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti have an ongoing commitment Te Tiriti o Waitangi. At least once a year we participate in some professional development to increase awareness and knowledge of Te Tiriti. Last week we had a beautiful and inciteful presentation shared with us from Tui Keenan about how she views te ao Maori. Kia ora Tui. We were privileged that you shared you journey with us. Nga mihi mahana😘

12/09/2022

We were delighted when a year 7 student from Gisborne Intermediate contacted us about a leadership group she was a part of with a requirement that she give something back to the community. Charlotte chose us to bake a banana loaf for to be shared with the clients in the Sherwood Club.😍 What a wonderful programme to promote leadership in our community👍. Thank you Charlotte for choosing us. You certainly did contribute to us having a great day🥰

05/09/2022

Our raffle was launched on Saturday🥳
We have started selling tickets for this wonderful raffle, a $2000.00 shopping spree from Mitre 10 Gisborne. Tickets are $5.00 each and available from our offices or Mitre 10 and various outlets in town.
Or you can message us back with your details and pay online into our bank account # 030 638 0375936 00. Code: raffle. Reference: your name.
Easy🤸‍♀️
All funds raised stay in Gisborne to support our work with people with dementia and their families.🥰

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 30/08/2022

We are working on our kawa with our Sherwood Club whanau. We have been working on our poi skills and Ngaire is making rakau for us to learn some actions with the rakau.

23/08/2022

We had a busy day selling Spuds and buckets at Bunnings on Saturday. Don't worry, if you still want to enter we are back at Bunnings this Saturday from 9.30 - 2.00 in the foyer.👍

19/08/2022

First day of selling our Spud in a Bucket entries😃. The spuds are walking out the door (with their buckets behind them)😂
Well done to 7 Lytton High prefects and 3 of their teachers who have taken up the challenge and are in the competition. Pictured here is prefect, Ella Parkin with her sister, Cleo helping pick up the entries.
We are selling tomorrow from Bunnings and back here from our office all next week. See you soon!!😉

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 17/08/2022

A belated birthday cake and visitor🥳
Today, Kiri Allen, our local MP came to visit and to wish us a happy birthday. Kiri was not able to join us on our actual birthday but she made up for it by bringing a cake and enormous, delicious biscuits to enjoy with our morning tea.
After Jill had the honour of cutting the cake, Kiri spent some time with us getting to to know our Sherwood whanau. Tu meke, Kiri!

16/08/2022

SPUD IN A BUCKET 2022 - Prizes TO BE WON!

Proudly sponsored by Bunnings Warehouse!

HOW TO ENTER:
Order your spud and bucket
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 06 867 0752
Facebook:
Pay by cash or Internet banking, pick up your order and get growing!

KEY DATES:
19th August - Pick Up - Gate 2, Gisborne Hospital
20th August - Stand in Bunnings Warehouse Foyer 9am to 3pm
27th August - Stand in Bunnings Warehouse Foyer 9am to 3pm
3 September - Stand at Farmers Market
17 September - Stand in Bunnings Warehouse Foyer 9am to 3pm
3rd December - Weigh-in Day - Bunnings Carpark - 11am to 2pm

13/08/2022

Keeping your brain healthy is important!

Here are some suggestions to get you started 💪

Make a point to try a new healthy recipe every week
Try catching up with a friend over a walk or cuppa once a fortnight
Invite some friends over or host a game night
Do a light workout, such as yoga or Pilates twice a week
Go for a short walk twice a week with a mate and enjoy the outdoors
Challenge yourself with a daily puzzle
Replace snacks with healthier options
Learn 10 words each week in a new language such as Te Reo Māori or pick up a new hobby

Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti updated their business hours. 11/08/2022

Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti updated their business hours.

Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti updated their business hours.

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 11/08/2022

It is easy to think we are all operating in a world of doom and gloom😟 but then something unexpected comes out of the blue like what arrived in our offices on Wednesday😂. This boxed platter arrived consisting of yummy cheeses, crackers, pate and fresh fruit with a letter from Jim Green Kaiwhakahaere Takiwa Tairawhiti/District Director thanking us for our huge efforts made over the past 2 years. Jim thanked us for ensuring our clients and whanau has been cared for during the pandemic.
How wonderful to be remembered, acknowledged and thanked with such a generous gift which included a Pressie Card for the staff.😇
Thank you Te Whatu Ora. We are proud to be associated with you and pleased to be able to continue to support people with dementia and their whanau in Tairawhiti.🥰

09/08/2022

What is it like to have dementia?

An inciteful thought expressed by a person who has dementia.

08/08/2022

We had a special visitor to the Sherwood Club.😄

Mayor Rehette Stoltz was not able to make it to our birthday celebrations so we saved some of our birthday cakes for her for a belated morning tea.🧁

08/08/2022

Our Manager, Tracy presenting at Tairawhiti Community Voice network meeting today.

She spoke about what are the symptoms or dementia and how can you reduce them or prevent them from occurring. She also shared what services Alzheimers Gisborne offer and what fundraisers are coming up.

06/08/2022

Worlds Alzheimers Month is coming up!!

World Alzheimers Month is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Things like being talked about as though you are not in the room, or handed a diagnosis and told to pack up your life as if you have no future.

The impact of dementia is growing each year, and affects people of all ages and walks of life. We think it’s time dementia was top of mind. That’s where World Alzheimers Month comes in, and why we would love it if you could join us to spread the word.

During September, a whole host of activities will be taking place. There are lots of ways to get involved and take action.

Follow us to keep in the loop ✅

Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti updated their phone number. 04/08/2022

Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti updated their phone number.

Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti updated their phone number.

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 01/08/2022

As part of the 30th birthday celebrations, Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti awarded its first life memberships to 5 of the original team who worked to establish , gain funding and a venue for the Sherwood Club over 30 years ago..
Grateful thanks went to Jean Mills, Margaret Olsen (pictured), Mary Farrell (pictured), Geoff Smythe and Fay Hay.🥰
There was a party atmosphere to celebrate, with 30 years of photos to look through, acquaintances to catch up with and raffles to draw. 🥳The raffles were won by Graeme from Beetham Village, Brian also from Beetham and Maree Duncan.👍
Some of our lovely guests made donations towards birthday gifts for us! If anyone else is interested in making further contributions, please let us know so we can send you our birthday wish list and banking details.👈🎁

29/07/2022

Did you know this?

26/07/2022

This booklet is designed to provide information on some common changed behaviours and challenges you may encounter as you support someone with dementia.

It includes information about what might be causing the behaviour and some tips to help you support the person with dementia to live well.

By necessity, this booklet contains clinical terminology and is structured so you can easily find a certain situation such as agitation or hallucinations.

Download your copy here:https://cdn.alzheimers.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Booklet-4-Understanding-changed-behaviour.pdf

22/07/2022

The Sherwood Club celebrates 30 years supporting people with dementia and the beginning of Alzheimer Gisborne Tairawhiti.💐
It was tea and cakes for everyone💙🥳

20/07/2022

Need never fear running out of toilet paper ever again!

Support Alzheimer's Gisborne and buy your toilet paper through us and at the same time

• Each carton is made up 48 rolls of embossed, 2 ply sheets
• Each carton costs $50
• Each carton is completely plastic-free, right down to the paper tape that seals the box.

Step 1: Email or phone in your order
Step 2: Bank account number 03 0638 0375936 00 Step 3: Collect from Alzheimers Gisborne on any weekday, except Thursday. (Bulk order of 4 boxes of more can be delivered free, within city limits)

Get a quality product, competitive price, environmentally packaged.

Practical, right?
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 867 0752

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 19/07/2022

Support our winter raffle!

3 different raffles:
$2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00

Raffle 1: Handknitted elephant soft toy
Raffle 2: Paint your own handmade bird feeder chalet, accompanied by paint pots
Raffle 3: Handknitted scarf with hand-woven kete

Email your name and raffle prize selection to [email protected]

Pay online 03 0638 0375936 00 using your name as the code and RAFFLE as the reference

Drawn 22 July

The most common symptons 18/07/2022

The most common symptons

The early signs and symptoms of dementia can be subtle and hard to recognise.

Many conditions, such as stroke, depression and infections, as well as normal ageing, can cause dementia-like symptoms. It’s important not to assume any changes are due to dementia.

It’s very important to see a GP if you have concerns that you or someone you know may have dementia.

If the symptoms are caused by a treatable condition, they can be diagnosed and treated. If the symptoms are caused by dementia, an early diagnosis means early access to support, information, and any appropriate medication will be available, and there will be time to plan for the future.

Check out the video below about the most common symptoms:

https://youtu.be/g_vMMzSeItY

The most common symptons The early signs and symptoms of dementia can be subtle and hard to recognise. Information about dementia will help. Find out more by watching our video.

13/07/2022

Music accesses different parts of the brain than language, so music can be used to communicate or engage with someone who has been diagnosed with dementia, even if they no longer speak or respond to other people’s words.

Playing soothing music to a person may inspire an emotional reaction in them. Playing music that meant something to them, such as a favourite song, a piece of music from their wedding, or a tune they used to sing to their children, can tap into powerful memories and emotions.

What are the benefits?
• Music helps people with dementia express feelings and ideas.
• Music can help the person connect with others around them.
• It can encourage social interaction and promotes activity in groups.
• It can reduce social isolation.
• It can facilitate physical exercise and dance or movement.

Source: https://www.dementiauk.org/music-therapy/

11/07/2022

Looking for where to find information about Alzheimers in the Gisborne region?

We are working on keeping our website updated with local events and information.

Looking for where to find information about Alzheimer's in the Gisborne region?

11/07/2022

Party preparations🎊
Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti started off over 30 years ago by offering an activities based programme for people with dementia to support them and their care partners to slow the progression of the disease and provide them with a better quality of life. This operated out of a variety of church halls and people's homes until, thirty years ago, we moved into our current facilities at the hospital, and the Sherwood Club was born. We are getting ready for our party on 22 July to celebrate.🥳 Here we are making the decorations🤩

06/07/2022

Do you like baking and having a catch up with your family, workmates or friends?

Preheat the oven, boil the kettle and help raise money for Alzheimer’s Gisborne Tairāwhiti.

Enable us to continue to provide services to those living with dementia and support for their families.

A simple cup of tea could help us make all the difference.

Encourage a koha at your Cuppa for a Cause.

Host it in September to celebrate World Alzheimer's month or host it anytime that suits you.

Would you like some more information?

Ph: 06 867 0752

03/07/2022

This booklet is written for people who have been diagnosed with dementia to give you information and to help you continue to live well.

The booklet suggests ways to look after yourself including how to adjust to change and managing your day, as well as working, driving, keeping involved and active and planning for the future.

Download your copy here:https://cdn.alzheimers.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Booklet-2-Living-well-with-dementia-1.pdf

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 01/07/2022

There's always something new going on in the Sherwood Club😃
Today Carol lead us in learning a traditional Hawaiian song 🏝accompanied by creating the beat by clicking shells or stones. Iris came in to help with the props.😍

27/06/2022

Let’s put those brain cells to work with some exciting puzzle games - Have a go at the Alzheimers NZ’s Book of Puzzles!

Keeping your brain active can and should be fun. Engaging in activities that challenge your mind helps to build and strengthen connections in the brain.

Learn more and download here: https://puzzle.alzheimers.org.nz/?fbclid=IwAR28FdSHKpGBOj-CivgeHKvM2BqtLkbWgaJh25zjoATcnx3ZJJHumeGd9aQ

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 27/06/2022

The Musical Medley Concert was a great success!

Here are some photos from some our stars from the concert🤩

Our thanks to you all for your talent and time so generously shared with us.💜

We raised $1800.00😍

27/06/2022

The Musical Medley Concert was a great success!
Thank you to everyone who supported us!
We raised $1800.00😍

23/06/2022

Supporting a person with dementia - A guide for family/whānau and friend.

This booklet contains information about how you can support a family member, friend, or neighbour to live well following a diagnosis of dementia.

This booklet gives you information and tips on helping a person with dementia with their personal care, such as washing and dressing, nutrition, sleeping and travelling, as well as communication and ideas for meaningful activities and ways you can look after yourself – which is very important, too.

Learn more by clicking the link belowhttps://cdn.alzheimers.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Booklet-3-Supporting-a-person-with-dementia.pdf

23/06/2022

Te Wiki Tua o -Motu⭐️
National Volunteer Week (and Matariki)
We decided to combine our recognition of Matariki with our local stars in the Sherwood Club - our volunteers!🤩 We are so grateful to our Sherwood Club volunteers who support us in keeping the Sherwood Club a fun, safe, clean and vibrant place to be for our clients. 🥰 Ka pai to mahi whanau😍

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 21/06/2022

Matariki preparations in the Sherwood Club🤩
We have painted the night sky, named the stars and are bagging walnuts ready to sell at the Musical Medley Concert on Saturday 25th June. Hope to see lots of you there. It will be a great concert!🧑‍🎤

20/06/2022

Matariki, is a marker of transition, is a natural time for families to mourn and honour those who had passed away in the previous year.

These loved ones were believed to have transformed into stars – te hunga kua whetūrangitia – shining down from the heavens.

Learn more about Matariki here: https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/maori/matariki-maori-new-year/what-matariki

17/06/2022

Thank you for understanding!

Tickets $10.00 or free to under 12 year olds. Cash only plus raffles and items for sale too.

Your support stays local to help our Gisborne community.

16/06/2022

Did you know this?

13/06/2022

Reminder - Musical Medley - Fundraising Event - Saturday 25th June 2022.

You are invited to Musical Medley Featuring International Piano Accordion Star Maurice Jones. Accompanied by a variety of Gisborne Musical Artists.

All proceeds support the work of Alzheimer’s Gisborne/Tairawhiti

13/06/2022

Lunchtimes are always delicious in the Sherwood Club but more so when the Women's Institute (and friends) cook us a wonderful home cooked meal. We are treated to this about twice a month😋

09/06/2022

What is it like to have dementia? 🤨

An inciteful thought expressed by a person who has dementia.

07/06/2022

Today is Arbor Day.
Carol is potting lavender plants which we hope to propagate and sell once they are flourishing in their pot.

06/06/2022

About dementia - Mō te mate wareware

A guide for people with dementia and their family/whānau.

This resource is designed to provide information to anyone who is worried about dementia, and for people who have just received a dementia diagnosis.

The booklet provides information on what dementia is, as well as the early warning signs and how to go about getting a diagnosis.

It also explains what support is available and the things you can do to prepare for the future.

Download it here:https://cdn.alzheimers.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/About-dementia-2019-update-1-1.pdf

02/06/2022

Ever wondered about the dementia stats in Tairawhiti? ⬇🧐

In 2013, there were 540 people diagnosed with dementia.

In 2021 we estimated there are 590 people with dementia.

By 2050 we expect to have 1,900 people with dementia

30/05/2022

What is it like to have dementia? 🧐

An inciteful thought expressed by a person who has dementia. 👉

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 30/05/2022

Enjoying the day💁‍♀️
Annette celebrates her success with the horizontal version of Bullseye while Fred relaxes and glances though a magazine with Wendy. It's all part of being at the Sherwood Club on a chilly, wintery day.🙆‍♂️🏕

25/05/2022

You'll be able to see us out and about around town now with our new sign writing on our car, proudly sponsored by First Sight Real Estate😄 ( to match the sign on our building). Tu meke🤩

Telephone

Address


Gisborne
4010

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30am
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30am
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30am
Friday 8:30am - 4:30am

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