We know there is widespread community concern at the current measles outbreak. Please find guidance from the Ministry of Health.
Babies from the age of 6 months can now receive their first vaccine (it used to be 15 months). The Ministry recommends everyone under 50 knows their immunisation status and has an MMR vaccine if they are not sure. Everyone over the age of 50 is presumed to have natural immunity. Anyone with a fever and runny nose and cough should stay home until they are well, and talk to their GP if they are concerned.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
September is Nationwide Mental Health and Well-Being month, and Neighbourhood Support’s theme is Explore your way to wellbeing – Whāia te ara hauora, Whāia te ara oranga, Whitiora. We can notice the things that make us feel good every day and do more of them. We can also share a cuppa with someone we know who could use the support. If we or anyone we know is going through a rough patch, we can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.
Feeling Connected and Purposeful
Greenhithe Community Trust has a number of groups and activities to help people feel connected and purposeful.
It was wonderful that last month over 150 people planted 800 plants at the Community Planting Days. This Saturday 14 September, from 10.30 am until 12.30pm there is the chance to join Love our Coast-Lucas Creek Clean-Up. There is an Environmental School Holiday Activity 9:30am to midday, Thursday 3 October-a chance to tidy up the edible garden and makeup trap boxes. For more, see the September ecology newsletter.
The Tuesday morning group, International Friends is an ideal place to meet neighbours in a relaxing environment. There is always room for one more so please, don’t ever feel lonely, come and join us!
Fabulous Friday offers companionship, entertainment and refreshment for over 65’s.
A really enjoyable and informative cookery class last month that was fully subscribed. There is another chance for young people to learn more culinary skills together at a cheese making course on Friday 27 September.
The Virtual Men’s Shed supports a number of community events. Please contact Johnathan Smit.
Play to Your Strengths Thursday, Sep 26 at Albany Hub, 575 Albany Highway. A workshop to discover your unique talents and how to apply them to your work, life and relationships. Tickets at Eventbrite.
Community First Aid Course – with certificate
Saturday, October 12 at 12 Greenhithe Road. Subsidized by COGS so only $20.
The upcoming elections are an opportunity for us to elect our local representatives and influence the way our community and neighbourhoods develop.
We can hear what our local candidates have to say about environmental issues on Wednesday, Sep 18 from 7pm to 8:30pm at Hobsonville Point Primary School.
The Spring Carnival is back by popular demand on Thursday, October 31 from 4 pm to 7pm at Collins Park. Lots of carnival fun for families. Celebrate spring the kiwi way.