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Arohaina Centre for Seniors, Gisborne

Full support for quality of life and independent living for older people in the Gisborne District.

Diane Larsen (Manager) and Jan Wright

Arohaina Co-ordinators: Diane Larsen (Manager) and Jan Wright welcome you to this Arohaina Centre webpage.. 

Arohaina means "love in action" or "compassion" and these co-ordinators work with volunteers, helping the older population of the Tairawhiti District. 

The Arohaina Centre For Seniors

396 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne 4010 NZ

ph: 06 867 7675


Webpage:  Gisborne Arohaina Centre


The Arohaina Centre offers all the following activities for Seniors living in our community...

* Social activity programmes  * Pleasant company  * Gentle excersises  * Lunches  * Volunteer visiting service  

* Drop in Centre  * Information  * Jigsaw Library  * Large Print Books Library  * Personal support 

* Family support  * Home visits  * Clarifying options  * Chaplaincy Services  * Podiatrist  * Hairdresser

And a friendly listening ear - family involvement welcome -


Regular Weekly Activities

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  & Thursday

Fun & Friendship 9.30am

Gentle excersises, bowls, cards, scrabble, rummicub, chatting etc. Morning tea and lunch included. Nau mai, Haere mai.

( A donation would be appreciated )



Are the backbone of our organisation and we appreciate the vital service they provide.

Centre Hosts/hostesses

Those who enjoy food preparation and serving are a valuable asset to the centre.

 Centre Assistants

Those who enjoy befriending and socialising with people who attend the centre.

 Home Vistors

Those who enjoy visiting an older person in their own home on a regular basis.

We provide training and support for all our volunteers.