Tauranga

Our Client Support Staff can meet with you to discuss your needs, provide information and help you access appropriate services. 

This may include:

  • implementing strategies for managing dementia related issues
  • assisting in advocacy as required
  • attendance of a support group programme in your local area
  • accessing our volunteer support service
  • attending educational programmes or seminars
  • accessing community support services


 

Support for people with dementia


Activity Club
Volunteer Services
Taxi Vouchers

Support for carers/family/whanau


 

Activity Club

This is for people with dementia to participate and socialise. It is supported by a team of volunteers. Activities focus on retaining skills at an appropriate level for those attending. The Activity club is held at the same time as four of our Carer Support Groups during the month.

Club       

Venue   

Day

Time

Tauranga

Wesley Hall
100, 13th Avenue, Tauranga

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

1.30 - 3.30pm

Mount/ Papamoa

Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair, Mount Maunganui

2nd Thursday of the month

10am - 12pm

Katikati 

St John's Centre
Beach Road, Katikati

1st Friday of the month

10am - 12pm

Volunteer Services

Be-friender

This services provides ongoing support for people with dementia who live alone, as well as carers or family members. The volunteer will phone or visit a family and ensure that regular contact is maintained.

Companion

This service provides a companion for up to three hours, to be with the person with dementia while the carer takes ‘time out’. The companion will interact with and provide some activities to engage with the person with dementia. They provide a monthly report to Alzheimers Tauranga on the outcome of their work.

This service is provided:

  • by a trained volunteer
  • in your own home
  • for a three hour session each week
  • between 8am & 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Companion Group

This is a small group of people with dementia who are supported by volunteers to participate in activities once a week and enjoy a shared lunch. This is held each Monday from 10am-1pm at the Alzheimers Centre, 116, 13th Ave, Tauranga. Entry to this group is by recommendation of the Client Support Staff.

To access Volunteer Services please discuss your options with our Client Support Staff. These services are subject to availability of volunteers. All Companion sessions have a fee of $5 per visit surcharge.

Taxi Vouchers

Environment BOP provides a Total Mobility Scheme. This scheme offers 50% discounted taxi fares and is available on assessment of the person with dementia.

Alzheimers Tauranga has registered assessors for Total Mobility Scheme and assessment cost is $20.

Groups for Carers

These meetings are facilitated by staff and held throughout the region.

Groups provide an opportunity to

  • access information and education
  • receive information relevant to your present situation and needs
  • learn tips and techniques to manage and share ideas with other carers
  • meet others in a similar situation and receive mutual support
  • enjoy the benefits of mutual sharing
  • focus on your own self care

Joining a support group is a positive way of doing something to help your-self.

Group

Venue

Day

Time

Tauranga

Alzheimers Centre
116, 13th Ave

1st Tuesday of the month

1.30 - 3.30pm

Mount/Papamoa

Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair, Mount Maunganui

2nd Thursday of the month

10am - 12pm

Katikati

St John's Centre
Beach Road, Katikati

1st Friday of the month

10am - 12pm

Te Puke

Not running at present.  If you are interested in attending a support group please contact the Te Puke Field Officer, Annette Walmsley

1st Wednesday of the month

1 - 3pm

Althorpe Village

The Lodge

4th Monday bi-monthly

1.30 - 3.30pm

Residential Carers

Alzheimers Centre
116, 13th Ave, Tauranga

3rd Wednesday of the month

1.30 - 3.30pm

Young Ones
(carers under 65)

Alzheimers Centre
116, 13th Ave, Tauranga

4th Tuesday bi-monthly
(Feb/Apr/Jun/Aug/Oct)

6.30 - 8.30pm

Adult Children
(who assist parents)

Alzheimers Centre
116, 13th Ave, Tauranga

4th Tuesday of the month

7 - 9pm

 

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