Each week we feature a client on our Facebook page, here are some of the latest!
DRC living life connected
Introducing this week’s DRC living life connected Sunday Superhero – Jane
After a quieter start to the year when Jane was recovering from a serious injury, it’s wonderful to be able to report that her superpowers of determination, enthusiasm, and persistence have stood her in such good stead and Jane is back on her feet again.
So it’s back to busy weeks for this star of DRC, and for Jane, that means trying her hand at anything and everything.
Jane’s easing into the week these days with art therapy, a practice that sits very comfortably alongside her long standing interest in crafts.
Indeed, Jane can often be found, prior to the start of her DRC activities, working on her latch hook projects – a craft with a fascinating history that goes right back to 19th Century Yorkshire, and the utilisation of cast off thrums by mill workers.
It would be fair to say that Jane is a dab hand (fittingly, a phrase that also has Yorkshire roots!) at this skill, and it’s really quite mesmerising to watch her work – to realise just how much concentration and patience it requires of her, and just how much of her character is demonstrated through her success at it.
Always a fixture in our kapa haka group, Jane is now rounding out her weeks with an afternoon of good will and even better deeds, as part of ‘Acts of Kindness’.
It’s always fantastic to see Jane’s persistence paying off! …
DRC living life connected
Introducing this week’s DRC living life connected Sunday Superhero – Emma.
This week we focus on a hero with a long DRC Living Life Connected history, yet who has only recently rejoined the whanau – Emma!
Emma spends a morning with us at the start of the week, and an afternoon midweek, taking time out from her otherwise busy schedule to enjoy some tailor-made DRC sessions.
Tai chi suits Emma down to the ground, its meditative, slow movements helping to relieve stress, and promote focus and general wellbeing.
Focus is a skill Emma puts into practice adeptly in our Wednesday pool group. A seasoned and very proficient player, Emma effortlessly takes on the role of mentor to those who are just learning the ropes, to the great benefit of all involved.
Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome back to DRC living life connected, Emma!
Everyday thing, everyday place, everyday people, everyday time. …
DRC living life connected
Introducing this week’s DRC Sunday Superhero Richard
This week our DRC Living Life Connected superhero spotlight picks out another relatively new face, Richard Harmer, who we all affectionately know as Whaanga.
Whaanga comes to us following the completion of studies at EIT – Te Aho a Maui, and has certainly brought with him a love of learning, participation, and competition.
There are new skills aplenty to be picked up and perfected as part of our midweek cooking group, and Whaanga relishes both the opportunities, and the outcomes!
Pool at Clubs Hastings brings out Whaanga’s competitive side, and the pleasure he takes in pulling off a difficult shot, and in improving his technique, is clear to all.
Kapa haka allows Whaanga to wear a completely different hat, one of responsibility and leadership – performing both karakia and haka for the group.
Our Thursday bowling sessions allow the best of both worlds for Whaanga, as he is able to work on technique and pit himself against his mates, while also demonstrating his very admirable willingness to lend a hand, and to assist others – helping with the bowling ramp, and carrying and setting up bowling balls for others.
Ka pai te mahi, Whaanga. A great start!
Everyday people, everyday places, everyday things …
Aaron is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met.
Always a gentleman with the biggest heart ❤
We are glad your our friend Aaron..proud of you👊Taekwon mate
Aaron is very helpful. Will set up frame and ball for my client who needs all the help he can get to make Ten Pin bowling fun.
Great guy Aaron proud to know you
Cool one my Bro
Blair, you are such a gentleman, and you are super helpful, you always make me smile with your thoughtfulness ⭐️
Blair is a lovely man has coffee with us at weekends takes an interest in our cars well done Blair
Blair is also my superhero 2nd cousin. Well done Blair love Doreen xx
Looking good Blair
Looking good Blair!
Sounds like your doing lots of exciting and awesome things Blair! Fantastic to hear. Keep up the great work 😊
Oh Blair one of my oldest mates at drc..u have always been amazing….
Just such a kind gentleman
Blair well done
Well done Blair
Go Blair proud of you Charles
Well done Blair, handsome, kind and helpful. A tribute to you and your parents. Friend in the summset village. Evelyn K.
Blair is our super hero also Pat and Richard Sanko
Gosh Blair you are so handsome Love Robyn & Eddie Prime xxoo
a gentle man for sure and oh for the sense of humor
Well done Blair. What a legend.
Congrats Blair on your superhero status from another of your cousins over in the U.K. We are very proud of you. Lorna xxxx
What a great achievement from you Blair..you have one of the best memory I’ve seen..also the best manners ..caring nature ..a credit to your Mum & Dad ….
They are with me too!
What a lovely photo Blair x
Well done Blair. Lovely photo. Love "Granny".
I think u have blossomed into a beautiful young woman.so proud how far u have come jess.u r so amazing.ur smile is beautiful keep being u..
Jess, I really appreciate your help in the mornings, you def make a difference to my day ⭐️
You are a blessing Jess, so proud of all you are participating in
You go Jess, you did awesome at the gym on Friday , with your rowing…😊
You have come so far Jess. I remember the day you signed up at complex forme. You always had a smile on your face and lots to chat about. Keep up the great work Jess.
Well done Jess👍👍
Awesome achievements jess keep the momentum going
Well done Jess
You are awesome Jess love having you at the gym Complex Forme. Keep up the positive attitude.
Well Done Jess. Your doing grate.