Manukau Courier : February 17th 2011
2 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 NEWS Early Detection is your best Protection! The Breast Screen Counties Manukau Mobile Breast Screening Unit is in Otara! Free Breast Screening for women aged 45 --69 When: NOW to 25 February 2011 Where: Otara Town Centre (next to the Clock Tower) Phone NOW for your appointment Free Phone 0800 270 200 Great North Rd and Meola Rd Western Springs Auckland 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286) www.motat.org.nz 792 Great South Rd, Manukau Ph: 912-6964 $50,000 CASH & PRIZES THE SEARCH FOR AUSTRALIA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL SWIMWEAR MODELS Dates for the competition Thursday 10th Feb 9pm Thursday 17th Feb 9pm Thursday 24th Feb 9pm FINAL Saturday 5th March 9pm Garage sale helps clients By MELISSA KINEALY Good work: Stewart Rehabilitation Services client Robert Gin and occupational therapist Lindi Lakay with handmade mosaic coasters made especially for the centre's upcoming garage and craft sale. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY Making crafts for a week-long garage sale is helping people with brain injuries in more ways than one. Robert Gin goes to Stewart Rehabilitation Services in Papatoetoe two days a week for rehabilitation for a brain injury he got as a teenager in a car accident. Along with a group of other clients he's been flat out mak- ing handmade soaps and mosaic coasters in preparation for next week's garage and craft sale. I really like being in the workshop and assembling things,'' he says. All Stewart Centre clients have goals to work on and Robert's current aims are to finish making a coffee table and work on his communi- cation skills. It gives me something to do and meeting people helps keep me busy.'' Occupational therapist Lindi Lakay says the prep- aration for the twice-yearly garage sale is about working as a team. It's also great for honing clients' time manage- ment skills in the lead-up to the event. Stewart Rehabilitation Ser- vices is a non-profit trust dedicated to helping people with a brain injury. All funds raised go towards activities and learning programmes for the clients. The centre is appealing for help from the public to stock the garage sale. It says any items that will help to raise funds for the clients are grate- fully received -- furniture, clothing and shoes, bric-a- brac, toys, books, utensils and kitchenware, mattresses and linen. People can phone 278-1759 if they need donations picked up.During the sale there'll also be sausage sizzles, raffles and seedlings and plants on offer. The garage and craft sale week runs from February 21 to 25, from 9am to 3pm, at Stewart Rehabilitation Ser- vices, 101 Carruth Rd, Papatoetoe.
February 15th 2011
February 18th 2011