Arohaina Centre for Seniors - Gisborne

The Arohaina Centre For Seniors

396 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne 4010 NZ

ph: 06 867 7675   /   em: 


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


Following the Government’s announcement that the COVID-19 alert system will move to Alert Level 2 on Thursday 14 May 2020.


The Arohaina Centre remains closed to help ensure our clients safety.

We are contacting our clients to keep in touch, and are looking into new ways to support them through Level 2.


You can find more information about the Government’s response here:

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Please stay safe, and follow the Government’s advice. 

Aroha nui, staff at the Arohaina Centre.

About Us

The Arohaina Centre is a day centre providing fellowship and friendship for older people, and has operated in Gisborne since 1981.

Our primary goal is to ensure that older people living in the community feel connected to those around them so that they continue to live independently and lead fulfilling lives.


Arohaina supports the elderly in our community by encouraging physical, mental, social, and spiritual health so they can maintain their independence for longer.


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We are open four days a week, providing a warm, friendly environment, and a range of activities and services tailored for older people, including:


* exercises
* arts and crafts
* entertainment
* guest speakers
* activities
* nutritional meals
* information
* advocacy
* a listening ear

Our friendly staff are available for advice and support. We can book the local Sunshine Bus to transport those who are unable to drive, or prefer not to.


We provide time out for carers and families, who can rest in the knowledge that they can leave their loved one with us for the day in an enjoyable, safe, and caring environment.


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There is no joining fee but there is a charge for attending the daily programmes and using the transport.


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Anglican Care Waiapu

We are part of Anglican Care Waiapu (ACW), an organisation delivering a range of social services throughout Bay of Plenty, Eastland, and Hawke’s Bay. You can find out more about ACW here.



Our co-ordinators are supported by a team of volunteers who make our work possible.


Our volunteers say that working at Arohaina is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We provide training and support, so please contact us if you would like to become a volunteer.

All our volunteers are Police checked.

Get in contact

Get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Please come in for a cup of tea and a chat to hear more about the services we offer. Otherwise you can give us a call or email us.


Diane Larsen

(06) 867 7675


396 Aberdeen Rd, Gisborne


And a friendly listening ear - family involvement welcome at...

Arohaina Centre: 396 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne 4010 NZ