Programmes We Run
TOA Pacific runs various programmes. Some of these programmes are by TOA Pacific alone and some are in association with other organisations. Other organisations range from community organisations to Government Ministries.
TOA Pacific runs programmes mainly in Auckland and Manukau Cities. While TOA Pacific prefers to run programmes in Waitakere and North Shore Cities, it is more practical to organise programmes with local community organisation in those two cities, leaving TOA Pacific to concentrate on the place with the majority of the Pacific communities.
Maama is a health and disability information/education service for pacific older people. Mamma uses traditional pacific music and dance to encourage pacific elders to connect, share and be active.
The Maama programme enhances pacific older peoples connections to community and information through active sharing of information, news and stories across its networks and meetings. Participants of the programme are supported to co-design the programme so that it reflects and is flexible to the needs of the group.
Maama operates its programme from Head office and at locations across Auckland.
The overarching value and the driving force on how TOA operates its Maama programmes across the pacific communities is respect. This overarching value is underpinned by the operating principles of:
Health and disability Information/Education for Pacific Older People in Counties Manukau
Promotes and supports new and existing groups of Pacific older people
Promotes the International codes of Rights of Older Persons
Promotes inter-dependence within families.
The prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect for Pacific People in Auckland
TOA Pacific works in a way that encourages older people and family to be more pampering of each other.
TOA Pacific is committed to supporting the Pacific Aiga Carers to uphold nurturing Pacific families.
Since TOA Pacific Inc has been operating for Treasured Older Adults (TOA – Treasuring Older Adults), the Pacific Aiga Carers (PAC) and will always be considered as an important part of the lives of Pacific Older People. TOAPAC was then coined and promoted as a national Network for all Pacific Aiga Carers.
Trained volunteers and staff visit homebound Older People in the community.
Information of services available and entitlements are shared. Referrals to NASCS and other services often occur.
An adult literacy programme
Caters for older people with Alzheimer’s, have suffered stroke or live alone during the day.
Participants enjoy exercise, dominoes, card playing or indoor bowls.
Activities include safety in the home, balanced diet, and fall prevention.
( While this may only be half a day, it is our current version of Respite Care. Carers are invited to have a ‘Time-Out’ from the caring role while our staff exercise, entertain, feed, and look after the older person. Should you require time to do other things, this may be a weekly opportunity to “take one step at a time” to complete those other tasks that are important to you. )
Since TOA Pacific Inc has been operating for Treasured Older Adults (TOA – Treasuring Older Adults), the Pacific Aiga Carers (PAC) and will always be considered as an important part of the lives of Pacific Older People. TOAPAC was then coined and promoted as a national Network for all Pacific Aiga Carers
TOA Pacific is a member of Carers Alliance hoisting the flag of TOAPAC. TOA Pacific values the support and inclusiveness of Carers NZ.