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Te Puna Ora o Tōtara -The Living Well Centre

The Living Well Centre is now closed until further notice. 

The centre incorporates palliative rehabilitation, family support, socialisation, patient clinical care and review of individual needs.  Also cultural support, well-being, education, and bereavement services. 

Please find following a selection of the range of groups and programs we have available for Tōtara Hospice patients and their families. 


MIND & BODY MOVEMENT

Set your own goals; learn to improve daily activities and self-care by developing strength and improving fatigue levels. Offering support for patients and whānau via a tailored group exercise class.

 

TŌTARATONICS

Enjoy the power of music in a safe and connected environment. Music has been found to help calm and restore resilience. No experience necessary just the willingness to sing and have fun.

 

BREATHING WELL

Creating a supportive community for patients facing anxiety and breathlessness. Providing early education on how to manage and understand breathlessness with meaningful activities.

 

BEREAVEMENT CARE

A safe and therapeutic space providing connections with those who are experiencing grief journeys for increased overall well-being. Learning to understand the process of grief, and forming relationships with others who are experiencing grief.

 

LEGACY MATTERS

An opportunity to explore each individual’s preferred way to express legacy. Patients and whānau work together to explore what legacy means to them individually and/or as whānau.

 

CARERS – CARING FOR THE CARER

Provides informative education and a chance to discuss questions on a variety of topics that help care for a loved one. Providing opportunities for care and relaxation directed to caregivers.

 

LIVING WELL

A 10 week Living Well Program, understand what key concepts incorporate a palliative care journey for the patient and carer. Offering education, support and clinical assessments.

 

SOCIALISATION AND CONNECTION

Enjoy a program of engaging activities and interactive moments to share. Encouraging connection with patients and their whānau through interesting and relatable group activities.

 

RARANGA HARAKEKE

Flax weaving for all in an informal therapeutic group. A creative opportunity to improve well-being through ‘doing’. Whether learning or improving your skills, engage with traditional techniques. Connect and share with others.

 

TE AO MĀORI

A 4 week program where patients, whānau and carers of Māori descent come and share, connect, encourage and learn together. Share with others that have a strong connection to Māori world views and culture.

 

PASIFIKA TALANOA

Patients, family and carers with Pasifika descent or connecting with Pasifika come and share, connect, encourage and learn together.

 

ASIAN MENS CARING GROUP – spoken Chinese

A Chinese Men’s group for patients and carers being able to access support in their primary language of understanding. Education and a chance to discuss questions on a variety of topics that are relevant.

 

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP

Coming together and connecting with patients under 45 years. Helps to build platforms for enablement, socialisation, connection and participation with the community.

 

To find out more about The Living Well Centre please call (09) 640 0025