Our Centres are open one morning a week from 10.00 am - 12.30 pm, except during the primary school holidays. Morning tea and lunch are served. Activities are arranged each week and outings are organized once a term at a nominal cost. Transport to and from the Centre can also be arranged at a minimal charge.
Centres are held on:
- Mairangi Bay
- Presbyterian Hall, Penzance Rd
- Sunnynook Community Centre
- Sunnynook Rd, Sunnynook
Albany House, 575 Albany Highway, Albany
- Northcote Birkenhead Rugby Club, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead
- Red Beach
- Methodist Church Hall, 76 Red Beach Rd, Red Beach
- The Rose Centre, School Road, Belmont
- War Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield
Stanmore Bay Stanmore Bay Community hall, opposite Stanmore Bay School, Waiora Rd
Prior to attending any Centre for the first time please contact our office 09 489 8954
The following lists our main criteria for entry to one of our Centres
- Are you 65 years or older (or 55 or older if Pacific Island or Maori nationality)
- Are you living:
- in your own home; or
- with family but on your own during the day; or
- in retirement complex; or
- in Pensioner housing
- Able to move around with minimal assistance and do not require lifting in/out of chairs to transport
- Able to interact socially with others
- Able to participate in our programmes
- Independent with toileting and feeding
Megan Pronk, Alzheimers Support, Rodney:
I am a Home Based Support Person with Alzheimers Auckland. I have been attending a CMA group since 2008 with several of our clients. The difference this has made in their lives is remarkable.
One of my clients, who lives alone, had started to become isolated and lonely in the community. Attending a social activity group on a weekly basis has helped restore some confidence and interest in her life. She has responded well and enjoyed the social contact with others in the group. She had always had a talent for arts and crafts but had lost the ability to pursue this interest in recent years. It's been a pleasure to watch her rekindle these skills with some assistance and she is able to tell her family what she has been doing each week with the aid of a diary I have written to help her remember.
CMA is a welcoming and supportive group, including people of all abilities to join their activities and enjoy the company of others in their community.
DJ Goris (satisfied son in law):
The number one reason why my mum in law Joan enjoys her CMA group so much is that the supervisors, volunteers and organisers are always professional, happy and positive. Joan had not been to any of her clubs for a while because she had a nasty fall. She always looks forward to her Monday mornings at CMA and it is the highlight of her week. She enjoys the variety of activities and the range of ages and backgrounds of the participants. When we can we go in together but Joan is equally happy to go by the taxi and the handy wheel chair hoist. Joan has really benefited from the social interaction and built up her confidence to go out of the house more. Well done CMA team and thanks.