ASB Good as Gold is an ASB initiative recognising, rewarding and helping wonderful people in our community.
This Christmas, we asked our ASB team to nominate customers who dedicate themselves to their community, have a passion for life against all odds as well as those in times of hardship that deserve something golden in their lives.
Sometimes carers and families also need a break.
Forget Me Not is the only adult day care centre of its kind in New Zealand, providing care for those who may be socially isolated, elderly and frail or with a disability. This greatly improves their quality of life by providing an enriching environment where they can interact with others and enjoy themselves. Their members are smiling when they arrive, and laughing when they leave.
Their service also gives full time carers and families a much needed break. Supporting loved ones and caring for those who require constant attention can be emotionally demanding and their service provides them with some much needed time off.
A small daily fee is all Forget Me Not ask for an action packed day, morning tea and hearty lunch. Funding, support and goodwill from the community are necessary to keep the service going. We thought we’d chip in with a Christmas lunch for all their staff and volunteers, as well as a party for the clients.