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Vaka Tautua - Older Persons Support

Community Health Service, Pacific People

Description

Pacific community leaders run healthy living/healthy action day programmes in various Auckland locations for Pacific people over 65 years of age living in South and West Auckland. Access is through community referral, through an MOH contracted Needs Assessment Service Centre (NASC), or by contacting Vaka Tautua.

The ethnic specific weekly programmes provide a variety of activities, education, health promotion and safety programmes in an environment where older people are respected and valued. Programmes encourage a holistic view of health, and have included regular education and monitoring of key health indicators (e.g. blood pressure, diabetes), education in healthy eating (e.g. nutrition), passive exercise, music, dance and traditional arts and crafts.

There are currently 6 older peoples' groups across the Auckland region: Cook Island (Māngere and Ōtara), Samoan (Māngere and Ōtara), Niuean (Ōtara), and Tuvaluan (Henderson).

Please call Vaka Tautua for more information on freephone 0800 825 282.

Ages

Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Referral, Contact us

Charges

Free

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Weekly, 9:30am - 2:00pm

Languages Spoken

Cook Islands Māori, English, Niuean, Samoan, Tuvaluan

Services Provided

Pacific People
Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Exercise and activity, Healthy eating, Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)
Injury support services

Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation
Health screening

Diabetes screening

  • Diabetes screening
Disability support services

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

East Auckland, South Auckland

Contact Details

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Unit 7
586 Great South Road
Manukau
Auckland 2025

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Street Address

Unit 7
586 Great South Road
Manukau
Auckland 2025

Postal Address

PO Box 23244
Manukau City
Auckland 2241

This page was last updated at 2:46PM on December 1, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Vaka Tautua - Older Persons Support.