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A Welcome Week of Wellbeing

Selwyn Village, 43 Target Street, Point Chevalier

Was held on the 9-12 March 2020

New Zealand Government policy states that health and wellbeing are the greatest wealth we can accrue.  Suggesting that learning more about the many aspects of being healthy, happy and comfortably content is a sound investment. 

The Selwyn Wellbeing Week is a fantastic opportunity for older adults to connect with the concept of wellbeing.  The week will provide a bountiful array of information-sharing events that will be engaging, insightful, practical, and maybe even life changing. This year there will be new exhibitors, speakers, and information, for residents, friends, family members, and the community to enjoy.  

All went well at  Wellbeing Week

The many aspects of Wellbeing came to the fore at the revamped Selwyn Wellbeing Week & Expo. Giving Selwyn residents, friends and family a wealth of opportunities to learn more about what is relevant and of interest. 

Thirty organisations exhibited their particular ‘wellbeing’ product or service at the Expo. Ranging from the likes of The Heart Foundation, Auckland Dementia, Diabetes Auckland and The Stroke Foundation through to Moa Tours, eco products, raw honey and Energy Ice. The event also featured the inaugural Selwyn Wellbeing Quiz that was hotly contested by close to 30 residents. 

Selwyn Institute Director Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts the week was a success and provided a great deal of positive feedback and information for future planning. “People are hungry for new information and experiences.  We’re delighted to have provided a forum where people could learn and share their knowledge and experiences related to Wellbeing.  We have an excellent foundation to what we now plan to have as an annual event.”


Seminars and guest speakers
Monday, 9 March 2020
  • Selwyn Strength & Wellness Studio and HUR
    Sandi Millner, Manager Health and Wellbeing Services, The Selwyn Foundation
    11.00am - 11.30am | Theatre

  • Spirituality /information about Sageing seminars
    Caroline Leys, Director Spiritual Care, The Selwyn Foundation
    1.00pm - 2.00pm | Theatre

  • Health documentary
    1.30pm - 2.30pm | Cinema
  • Re-establish birdlife in Point Chevalier - Pest Free Point Chev
    Paul Whitfield, Urban Ark Manawa Taiao
    2.00pm - 3.00pm | Theatre

  • Establishing a green team in every village
    Mandi Smith & Nico Smit, The Selwyn Foundation
    3.00pm - 4.00pm | Theatre
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
  • Health and Wellbeing Quiz
    Selwyn Institute
    9.00am - 10.00am | Lichfield Cafe

  • Naturopathy and herbal remedies
    11.30am - 12.30pm | Theatre

  • Nutrition for Heart Health
    Nicky Williams
    1.00pm - 2.00pm | Theatre

  • Health documentary
    1.30pm - 2.30pm | Cinema
  • Supporting your community
    Lee Tamatoa & Maurice Brown, Community Patrol & Police Liaison
    2.00pm - 3.00pm | Theatre
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
  • The benefits of Yoga
    Heyes Johnson
    10.00am - 10.30am | Theatre

  • Growing through grief  
    Jillian Alexander & Claudette van Niekerk, Grief and Loss Support Services, Anglican Diocese of Auckland
    11.00am - 12.00pm | Theatre
  • Whitecliffe Arts Therapy
    Amanda Levy
    1.30pm - 2.30pm | Theatre

  • The benefits of volunteering
    Volunteering Auckland
    2.30pm - 3.30pm | Theatre
  • Environmental sustainability and waste management
    Green Gorrilla
    3.30pm - 4.30pm | Theatre
Monday, 9 March 2020
  • Gym Class
    9.00am - 10.00am | Lichfield Tower

  • Body Percussion
    9.30am - 10.30am | Theatre

  • Goldies fitness Zumba
    12.00pm - 1.00pm | Theatre

  • Herewini Whanau Cultural Club
    1.30pm - 2.30pm | Lichfield Training Room
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
  • Tai Chi
    10.30am - 11.30am | Theatre

  • Quiz
    3.00pm - 4.00pm | Lichfield Cafe 
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
  • Yoga
    8.45am - 9.45am | Theatre

  • Line Dancing
    1.00pm - 2.00pm | Theatre

  • Meditation
    1.30pm - 2.00pm | The Chapel of Christ the King



Thursday, 12 March 2020

10.00am - 3.00pm | Theatre

  • Acoustix audiology
  • Neighbourhood support Auckland
  • Age Concern
  • Selwyn Strength & Wellness studio open day
  • Selwyn Bureau- BP checks
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Senior Net
  • Dementia Auckland
  • Sensory Corner
  • The Selwyn Institute
  • Energy Ice
  • Raw honey
  • Eco products 
  • Moa Tours
  • Stroke Foundation
  • Seasons for Growth Programme
  • Cycling without Age
  • Diabetes Auckland
  • The Heart Foundation
  • Arthritis Auckland
  • Kings Plant Barn
  • Selwyn Village patchwork
  • Independent Living Services
  • Selwyn Centres
  • Human Ware
  • Cityhop