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Keeping safe, staying social with dementia

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
  • Weekday activity programmes
  • 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.

More information

Harakeke Club is available in these locations:

  • Christchurch/Ōtautahi
  • Nelson/Whakatū

If you would like to know more about this service please contact us today and one of our team will be able to assist you.

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