New community club for older Feilding residents

Coombrae Home resident Brian Rush has a go with the bowls that will be made available to Coombrae Club members.

Enliven’s Coombrae Home is inviting older people across the district to join the Coombrae Club.

The Coombrae Club will meet on Monday afternoon for two hours from 2pm. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in activities, social events and enjoy a shared afternoon tea.

“The club is aimed at people who might be stuck at home during the day but would like to get out and socialise,” says Coombrae Home manager Stephen Prabhakaran.

“It gives members of our wider community the chance to meet and chat together at Coombrae Home each week.

“There will be fun activities such as quizzes, housie and bowls to participate in with Coombrae Home residents.”

He says the initiative is based on Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy, which aims to reduce boredom, loneliness and helplessness by providing companionship.

Stephen says the Coombrae Home van will provide transport for participants, living around the Feilding area and out to Sanson and Bulls.

The first meeting of the Coombrae Club is scheduled for Monday, 23 March.

Coombrae Home is also on the lookout for volunteers to support the initiative.

“There’s a variety of roles including a volunteer club coordinator to help run the activities and van drivers to pick up and deliver participants home again.”

Anyone interested in registering for the Coombrae Club can contact Coombrae Home on 06 323 4491. The cost to attend is $7 per week, which includes transport and afternoon tea.

Enliven’s Coombrae Home and Village, located on North Street in Feilding, offers independent retirement villas, rest home and dementia care and short-term respite. To learn more about the home, call the friendly team on 06 323 4491.

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