Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Community Organisation

Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)
30 Cook Street Howick
41 days ago

Botany/Flat Bush/Ormiston Community Networking Meeting

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Come along and listen to like-minded decision-makers and personnel from local organisations speak about their work at
our final Community Networking Meeting for 2017
Then connect and engage in beneficial and effective discussion over morning tea, kindly donated by the management of Highland Park …View more
Come along and listen to like-minded decision-makers and personnel from local organisations speak about their work at
our final Community Networking Meeting for 2017
Then connect and engage in beneficial and effective discussion over morning tea, kindly donated by the management of Highland Park Shopping Centre. It's being held tomorrow (Wednesday,13 December) from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick.

42 days ago

Sending Love Christmas Cards

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Christmas embodies a real and inclusive generosity that no other time of the year can match. Yes, there is stress, but there is also kindness – to those alone and in need.
MECOSS is overwhelmed with the mammoth response to the call put out just over two weeks ago by …View more
Christmas embodies a real and inclusive generosity that no other time of the year can match. Yes, there is stress, but there is also kindness – to those alone and in need.
MECOSS is overwhelmed with the mammoth response to the call put out just over two weeks ago by the 'Sending Love charity', for contributions of Christmas cards crafted with hand written messages, for distribution to elderly people in our East Auckland community, who’re confined to an age-care facility this festive season.
If you’d like to help spread some Christmas cheer, you can write a message on a Christmas greeting card and post it in the drop-box located in the foyer of the All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick, every day between 8:00am and 4:30pm until Friday, 15 December.
If you’d prefer to personalise a Christmas card, paper crafting company 'Close To My Heart in America', has donated beautiful cards in conjunction with Megan Lawrence from 'Crop Craft Create', who has donated two drop-in sessions to help you fashion something a little bit special and turn them into a collectable keepsake that’ll be cherished by the recipient.
WHERE: Howick Library, 25 Uxbridge Rd, Howick, Auckland
DAY & DATE: Wednesday, 13 December
TIME: 9:30am to 11:30am
and
WHERE: Botany Town Centre Library, Sunset Terrace, East Tamaki, Auckland
DAY & DATE: Thursday, 14 December 2017
TIME: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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43 days ago

FREE Christmas Card making workshops

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Sending Love is an initiative encouraging people to give a Christmas card/s to lonely aging people in our community who will be confined to a rest home during the festive season.
At this time of year, nothing is more personal and meaningful than to receive a custom-made Christmas card.
Megan …View more
Sending Love is an initiative encouraging people to give a Christmas card/s to lonely aging people in our community who will be confined to a rest home during the festive season.
At this time of year, nothing is more personal and meaningful than to receive a custom-made Christmas card.
Megan Lawrence from Crop Craft Create, has donated two free drop-in sessions and paper crafting company Close To My Heart in America have donated beautiful cards to help you fashion something a little bit special. With Megan's assistance you'll turn them into a collectable keepsake that’ll be cherished by the recipient.  


WHERE: Howick Library, 25 Uxbridge Rd, Howick, Auckland
DAY & DATE: Wednesday, 13 December 2017
TIME: 9:30am to 11:30am 
And
WHERE: Botany Town Centre Library, Sunset Terrace, East Tamaki, Auckland
DAY & DATE: Thursday, 14 December 2017
TIME: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
A drop-box has been placed in the foyer inside the All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick (across the road from Subway), where you can post your festive creation or a store bought card, ready for Manukau Council of Social Services (MECOSS) staff, to deliver them to local aged-care facilities before Christmas Day.

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48 days ago

All East Auckland bus services are changing

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

On Sunday 10 December, all bus services in East Auckland including Beachlands and Maraetai will change. If you catch buses in these areas, you will need to re-plan your journey on the new services before they start. To do this you can pick up a timetable and map from Manukau East Council of Social …View moreOn Sunday 10 December, all bus services in East Auckland including Beachlands and Maraetai will change. If you catch buses in these areas, you will need to re-plan your journey on the new services before they start. To do this you can pick up a timetable and map from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS), located in the All Saints' Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick or visit www.AT.govt.nz...
A Chinese translated version of the brochure, and accessible versions for the vision impaired are available at www.AT.govt.nz...

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50 days ago

Sending Love organisation calls on Kiwis to send Christmas cards to lonely elderly

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Christmas Day is a time for celebration, friends and family -- and usually eating too much!
However, thousands of elderly people living in aged-care-facilities around New Zealand will spend Christmas Day alone this year because they don’t want to be seen as a burden, because their families have …View more
Christmas Day is a time for celebration, friends and family -- and usually eating too much!
However, thousands of elderly people living in aged-care-facilities around New Zealand will spend Christmas Day alone this year because they don’t want to be seen as a burden, because their families have moved away, or because they don’t talk to their children anymore.
It is heart-breaking to think of our senior-citizens’ sitting on their own, hidden away, while the rest of the nation is enjoying themselves.
The Sending Love organisation is determined to forward 16,000 Christmas cards to occupants in rest-homes.
So far about 3000 cards have been received and the organisation is working with the New Zealand Aged Care Association to determine how many people
will benefit from them.
Drop-boxes have been placed around Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Napier and Matamata.
Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS), has set up a drop-box in the foyer of the All Saints’ Community Centre, located at 30 Cook Street, Howick.
Delivery may be made between 8:00am and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday, until Thursday, 14 December.
Unfortunately, isolation is a huge issue and this can be acutely felt if you’re alone on Christmas Day; missing being with family and friends.
There’s no better time to send love.
Let’s show older people we do care!

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