Introducing Val, one of our Club Enliven members.
Tell us a little about your life and how long you’ve been coming to Club Enliven.
I have lived in Mosgiel all my life. I currently live with my daughter Alison and granddaughter Alisha. I used to be in a lot of clubs and groups but as I got older, I lost touch with a lot of people and don’t get out as much as I used to.
I have been coming to this group for nearly 10 years. It is the highlight of my week. I am lucky enough to attend two days each week.
What has been some of your favourite memories from your time at Club Enliven?
I love all the activities the girls plan for us; each day is different and that’s what I enjoy. We have a lot of laughs.
What difference does it make in your life?
I would be at home every day, so it is a change of scenery. I also enjoy the company and mixing with people my own age. The girls are absolutely wonderful, and I just love coming because of them.
What would you say to someone considering coming to Club Enliven?
Come along! We are very welcoming and end up being great friends.
Club Enliven is a day programme connecting older people in a friendly and fun environment. Offered in Alexandra, Dunedin and Mosgiel, it is run by trained staff and volunteers. At Club Enliven members are able to socialise and do activities such as baking, crafts, gentle exercise, music and indoor games.
For more information please see our Club Enliven page or call our Club Enliven Coordinator on 03 477 7115.