Our primary goal is to ensure that older people living in the community feel connected to those around them so that they continue to live independently and lead fulfilling lives.

Arohaina supports the elderly in our community by encouraging physical, mental, social, and spiritual health so they can maintain their independence for longer.

We are open four days a week, providing a warm, friendly environment, and a range of activities and services tailored for older people, including:

  • exercises
  • arts and crafts
  • entertainment
  • guest speakers
  • activities
  • nutritional meals
  • information
  • advocacy
  • a listening ear

Our friendly staff are available for advice and support. We can book the local Sunshine Bus to transport those who are unable to drive, or prefer not to.

We provide time out for carers and families, who can rest in the knowledge that they can leave their loved one with us for the day in an enjoyable, safe, and caring environment.

There is no joining fee but there is a charge for attending the daily programmes and using the transport.

Anglican Care Waiapu

We are part of Anglican Care Waiapu (ACW), an organisation delivering a range of social services throughout Bay of Plenty, Eastland, and Hawke’s Bay. You can find out more about ACW here.


Our co-ordinators are supported by a team of volunteers who make our work possible.

Our volunteers say that working at Arohaina is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We provide training and support, so please contact us if you would like to become a volunteer.

All our volunteers are Police checked.