In October WanderSearch Auckland Charitable Trust was involved in three public displays in the greater Auckland region with was a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our program.
On Friday 2nd October we were involved in the Franklin Positive Aging Expo which is in its 10th year. It was held at the Pukekohe Indian Hall with over 90 stall holders managing displays ranging from clubs including the Stamp club, Probus and Bridge to equipment to assist the older person in their own home and advise on what assistance is available for the older person living within our community. The crowds were kept entertained throughout the day with Indian Cultural Dancing, Harmony Harps, Smiling Dragon Tai Chi and Old Tyme dancing as well as many others groups performing. To view the photos of this wonderful day go to: https://www.facebook.com/franklin.positiveageing
The following week (Friday 9th October) was the Rodney Aged Concern Your Health, Your Safety Expo held in the Orewa Community Hall. This is the second year that this expo has been running and it was an opportunity for the public to view what was available and to ask questions of all the stall holders. It was a lovely fine day and everyone was kept feed by the team of volunteers who managed the kitchen as well as the BBQ.
Our final display was held on Sunday 18th October with the Police Open Day for the general public. This event is held NZ wide and it was a wonderful opportunity for WanderSearch Auckland to showcase our program to the public. There was plenty of interest shown not only in our display but in all the other displays as well. A huge crowd turned up and there was a constant flow of people moving throughout all the displays. A wonderful day was had by all.