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19 Dec 2017

Getting to know you

Haumaru Housing tenants receive a warm welcome at their local Selwyn Centre 

Haumaru Housing tenants and Selwyn Centre guests have recently come together to enjoy shared activities and morning tea in a series of introductory social events at Selwyn Centres in Glen Eden, Manurewa and Papatoetoe.

At the first gathering in St Andrew’s Anglican Church hall in Glen Eden, Haumaru Housing tenants from Harmony and Westview villages received a warm welcome from the Selwyn Centre coordinator and her regular guests. Both groups mixed and mingled, as they worked together to complete the ‘getting to know you’ mixer game (which involved matching up the names of well known New Zealanders), enjoying each other’s company in the warm and friendly setting.

Much concentration was evident, as the Selwyn guests taught their visitors to play one of their favourite games, Rummikub, whilst another group played Bingo. New friendships were made, with the sound of laughter and chatter resonating around the hall throughout the morning.

Supported by Haumaru Housing’s partner organisation, The Selwyn Foundation, in association with Anglican parishes, the 26 Selwyn Centres across Auckland provide older people with opportunities to meet up each week with others from their local community.

To find a Centre near you, visit www.selwynfoundation.org.nz