Bronwyn Gudopp is Manchester House's Senior
Support Manager. She has been in this position for 10 years.
are three parts to the Senior Services" - Bronwyn Gudopps role, Senior
Centre Programmes Coordinator, and the Senior Centre Coordinator. These
roles aim to provide a wrap around service to the other person.
is interesting looking back to see how the role has evolved over that
time," said Bronwyn. "Initially I worked for 30 hours a week and now I
work 26 hours. The 30 hours included all parts of what we now call
"Manchester House Senior Services" and this included the role I have
now which supports people in their homes, social functions and weekly
function of Bronwyn's role is to support people to remain living
independently in their home for as long as possible while retaining
quality of life. "after being in this role for the length of
that I have, I feel I could safely say that 99% of people would choose
to remain living in their homes." said Bronwyn.
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The Senior Leisure and Learning
Based in Bowen Street, the Centre is all about
providing a base focussed on the needs of seniors in our community.
mission is to create an atmosphere where people can socialise, develop
newmeaningful friendships, within their community, doing activities
they choose and suggest, in a friendly, comfortable and safe
environment, where they can teach as well as learn from one another.
team consists of wonderful, friendly, caring volunteers who assist with
the running of activities and programmes, overseen by Debrah Bowen the
Diversional Therapist and Programme Coordinator.
The Senior Centre has activities or programmes running:
9.30am - 3.30pm
1.00pm - 3.30pm
1.00pm - 3.30pm
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Mornings - They have morning tea and talk about current affairs, or
other points of interest. This is a relaxed, humour-filled morning and
a good time for new people to attend. After morning tea there are
activities to choose from:
- Indoor Bowls
- Exercise Programme - This is a
programme of warm-ups, walking and exercises using equipment.
- Word game/Quiz
- Entertainment - Every Thursday they
entertainers and provide afternoon tea.
- Indoor golf putting.
is available on a Tuesday - there is a cap on the number of people we
can cater for so ringing to book is essential
|A new programme to watch out for, "The Mens Shed".
This programme will involve men teaching and learning handyman
activities they can apply to their lives or help others in their
If you are interested in assisting with any of our programmes, come in
or give us a call.
Or, if you would like to attend, call in or pick up a monthly timetable
from the reception pamphlet stand