Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

Community Organisation

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

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle

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

Playing it safe at Alert Level 2
The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle plays a crucial role in helping elderly and vulnerable people in our community stay independent and active.
Because many of our volunteer drivers and companion shoppers also fall into the 70+/vulnerable category, we are playing it… View more
Playing it safe at Alert Level 2
The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle plays a crucial role in helping elderly and vulnerable people in our community stay independent and active.
Because many of our volunteer drivers and companion shoppers also fall into the 70+/vulnerable category, we are playing it safe by ensuring that we will;
1. Have our friendly drivers and companion shoppers usher people to their seats in order that we can achieve the intent of social distancing guidelines.
2. Only carry passengers who pre-book with us on 0800 632 677 (This will ensure we meet our obligations with contact tracing).
3. Refuse travel to any passenger presenting with flu-like symptoms.
4. High-touch surfaces on the vehicle will be regularly disinfected.

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11 days ago

MECOSS Community Networking Meetings

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

Welcome to Level 2.
With gatherings limited to just ten people at this stage, it will not be possible to hold our scheduled Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meeting on 29 May, at the Old Flat Bush School Hall in Flat Bush.
Once group numbers are extended, MECOSS will … View more
Welcome to Level 2.
With gatherings limited to just ten people at this stage, it will not be possible to hold our scheduled Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meeting on 29 May, at the Old Flat Bush School Hall in Flat Bush.
Once group numbers are extended, MECOSS will resume its monthly Pakuranga & Howick Community Networking Meetings and Botany & Flat Bush & Ormiston Community Networking Meetings.

Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui - to be strong, be brave, be steadfast, in the face of the threat.

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39 days ago

Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown

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

"The opportunity to express oneself through the medium of dance holds benefit for both emotional and physical well-being.
Involvement in dance facilitates a growth of confidence, is a forum for the expression of positive emotion and safe reminiscence, and helps participants increase physical … View more
"The opportunity to express oneself through the medium of dance holds benefit for both emotional and physical well-being.
Involvement in dance facilitates a growth of confidence, is a forum for the expression of positive emotion and safe reminiscence, and helps participants increase physical activity levels and improve their physical health-related knowledge."
– Joynson, Hui and Stickley, 2009

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47 days ago

Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020, on East FM, Thursday 7pm

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

We don’t have to tell you that living in self-isolation during a global pandemic is taxing.
Getting jiggy at home and dancing yourself happy to uplifting dance tunes will help to bust your lock-down stress.
Listen to East FM 88.1 107.1 or www.eastfm.nz... at 7pm tomorrow night, and alone … View more
We don’t have to tell you that living in self-isolation during a global pandemic is taxing.
Getting jiggy at home and dancing yourself happy to uplifting dance tunes will help to bust your lock-down stress.
Listen to East FM 88.1 107.1 or www.eastfm.nz... at 7pm tomorrow night, and alone we'll move our bodies together.

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55 days ago

Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020 7pm Thursday

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

With self isolation and working from home being the new normal for the foreseeable future, figuring out how to stay physically and mentally fit is a huge priority.
Dance is ideal exercise because it’s a total-body workout - so that's why "Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020" is … View more
With self isolation and working from home being the new normal for the foreseeable future, figuring out how to stay physically and mentally fit is a huge priority.
Dance is ideal exercise because it’s a total-body workout - so that's why "Dance Yourself Happy Lockdown 2020" is being broadcast into your homes on EastFM 88.1 & 107.1 and www.eastfm.nz... for the next four weeks, between 7 - 8pm on Thursday's.
You'll groove to a concoction of EDM, chart-toppers, floor-bangers, house, synth-pop, techno, Euro-disco, dance-pop, mash-ups, some rock, sophistic-pop, and a touch of Latin.
Listen at home and dance to stay fit.
#lockdownNZ #covid19 #weareallinthistogether

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