CHT Events & News
Orewa Santa Parade Stars CHT Farmyard
CHT Halldene staff wowed the crowd at the 2017 Orewa Santa Parade with a wonderful group of farmyard friends, inducing miniature ponies and Clydesdale horses, in celebration of their community.
Te Puke youngsters sprinkle kindness on CHT Glynavon residents
With strong harmonising voices, nine children from Fairhaven Toitoi Manawa Immersion Unit visited to sing to CHT Glynavon residents on Tuesday 12 September, choosing tunes that the elderly reisdents remembered from days gone by.
The children also made Kawakawa massage oil and massaged the resident’s hands while they talked to each other about their lives and experiences.
These children are learning the value of Manaaki Tanga – caring for others, and putting this into practice by learning massage and to be gentle and caring. The children said it is one of the best things they have done , commenting “we have sprinkled kindness” onto the older folks.
CHT Glynavon residents, and kids alike, spent the morning smiling, laughing and will be returning soon for another visit. A couple of the kids mentioned they didn’t have grandparents of their own and wanted to adopt the residents as their own!