On 4 May, the Mt Eden Rotary Club held its inaugural free WELLBEING DAY OUT at the Mt Eden Village Centre.

The free open-access health and wellbeing initiative introduced the local community to a number of organisations and activities. The day went well and was received positively.  Looking ahead, the intention is to hold a bigger event, broadening the focus to include the environment, conservation and sustainability, over a half day on an annual basis.

The club is very grateful for the Albert-Eden Local Board’s support and funding and the assistance provided by the organisations, workshop presenters, Rotarians and Rotaractors who participated.

Rotary Club of Mt Eden: Ursula Rajkumar, Aritra Ray (President), Ainslie Campbell (President-Elect), Geraldine Henderson

The club hosted seven workshops: Zumba, Hatha Yoga (twice), Meditation, Mindfulness, Food allergy and Self defence.

It also hosted information stalls and displays from Allergy NZ, Asthma NZ, Fire and Emergency NZ, For the Love of Bees Community Garden, Get-Outside, Heart Foundation, Home and Family Counselling, Mapura Studios, Mt Eden Yoga, NZ College of Chiropractic, Rotaract Club of Auckland City, Rotary Club of Mt Eden, Volunteering Auckland and White Ribbon.

Free activities included virtual reality “Escape My House” experiences, spinal checks, blood pressure checks, lungs checks, and quizzes for adults and children designed to encourage attendees to visit and talk with the individual stalls.