Headway News, April 2021
You may or may not know that Alison was one of the three finalists selected for the Ryman Senior New Zealander of the Year Award. It was great to see Alison with her lovely, supportive family enjoying the evening. Although Alison did not take out the award, her speech and her contribution to make our society a better one was noted by many. In fact several people came up to say, that after listening to Alison’s speech, they thought she might well be the winner. In our eyes Alison is a winner and Headway would not be where it is today without her unflagging support over so many years. That she was in the top three seniors of the year is testament to her work. And it was certainly good to get the work that Headway does in the limelight.
So apart from wishing you all a safe and happy Easter break, I would also like to encourage you to come along and join in with all the activities offered at Headway House, and to keep spreading the word about what we do so we can support all those affected by brain injury.
New Zealander of the Year Awards
Here are a few photos from a night filled with lots of aroha and pride as we celebrated at the NZer of the year Awards on Wednesday 31st March at the Cordis in Auckland. It was an amazing gala evening.
Open House - Saturday 27th March
We hosted our first Open House event on Saturday 27th March at Headway House. Numbers were small but there was a lot on offer and we encourage you all to try to attend and invite family/whānau and friends to attend the next Open House, Hats for Headway event on Saturday 22nd May.
Headway Harmonies entertained us all with six songs.
Maryam from University of Auckland and the Matai Medical Research Institute shared some exciting news and information abut a concussion research project taking place.
What's On at Headway House?
EASTER HOLIDAY - Headway House Closed
April is here and we kick start with a long weekend break for Easter. Please note that Headway House will be closed Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April. All activities will start again on Tuesday 6th April.
New date - mark your diary- Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th MAY 2021
- at MITRE 10 Lunn Ave - from 10am until all sausages are sold (or 3pm).
HATS FOR HEADWAY - OPEN HOUSE DAY
Saturday 22nd MAY
Come and join the fun - Wearable Arts Hat Parade - so start decorating and creating some fun hats to parade!
The House will be open for friends, whānau and general public to come and see what we do. A sample of activities will be running including
10.30 and 11.30 - have go at Tai Chi with Pauline
11am and 11.45am - Performances by Headway Harmonies
12pm - Hats For Headway Parade of the Hats - Come with your own decorated hat creations. Prizes for the Best Wearable Arts Hat Creations.
So book it into your diary, start creating hats, share with friends and whānau and we look forward to seeing you on the day.