Harakeke Club

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Harakeke Club

Keeping safe, staying social with dementia

Enliven Harakeke Club provides day activity programmes for people diagnosed with cognitive impairment/dementia.

Social connection with dementia; respite for caregivers

Housed in our purpose-built dementia facilities, our programmes offer interesting, age- and ability-appropriate activities in a safe, inviting environment. Our aim is to help those with dementia to remain socially active and engaged while their carers take some time out.

We put special emphasis on enhancing dignity and wellbeing.

Who benefits from Harakeke Club?

  • Older people with dementia who are becoming, or are at risk of becoming, socially isolated.
  • Carers living in the community – Harakeke Club is designed to give carers some time out from the 24/7 nature of caring for a loved one with dementia.

How the Harakeke Club can help:

At Harakeke Club, we provide:

  • A safe, relaxed, welcoming environment
  • Purpose-built, stand alone dementia facilities
  • Professionally qualified staff
  • A support network of trained volunteers
  • Transport to and from Harakeke Club venues where available
  • Programmes run weekdays
  • All meals – morning and afternoon teas and lunch

Costs and referrals:

Most Harakeke Club members receive full funding via their local Health Board. There may be a small charge if transport is required.

Where to start:

Families and caregivers:

  • See below to find an Enliven Harakeke Club near you
  • Contact us via this website. You can click here to find contact details and our contact form


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