Su­perGrans seek­ing fam­ily mentors

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - BRENDA CUFF, SU­PERGRANS MEN­TOR­ING

In­creased pres­sure is be­ing placed on the Su­perGrans Men­tor­ing’s one-on-one men­tor­ing ser­vice in the home, as eco­nomic pres­sures and so­cial con­di­tions bring more peo­ple to their doors.

One rea­son for the high de­mand is an in­creas­ingly mo­bile pop­u­la­tion, mean­ing that for many peo­ple they have not had the time, or per­haps do not have fam­ily liv­ing close by, to learn ev­ery­day life skills for safe, healthy, low im­pact bud­get liv­ing skills.

Vol­un­teers are needed who are able to draw on their ex­pe­ri­ence in home-mak­ing, rais­ing a fam­ily, gar­den­ing and gen­eral prac­ti­cal skills.

Th­ese won­der­ful peo­ple who are will­ing to share their time and ex­pe­ri­ence to give back to our com­mu­nity are from very di­verse back­grounds – per­haps you can see your­self help­ing in this way?

Su­perGrans of­fers free men­tor­ing and tu­ition on home man­age­ment and life skills.

This usu­ally in­volves a one­hour weekly visit with the men­tor help­ing their client set and achieve goals around the skills they wish to learn.

They need vol­un­teers who are will­ing to share skills such as bud­get cook­ing, veg­etable gar­den­ing, par­ent­ing, sewing, house­hold man­age­ment, mend­ing/al­ter­ing, ba­sic bud­get- ing, cro­chet, and de-clut­ter­ing the home.

Their cur­rent vol­un­teers find pass­ing on their knowl­edge to oth­ers very re­ward­ing and find them­selves also learn­ing from clients.

Su­perGrans Men­tor­ing hold meet­ings for vol­un­teers with guest speak­ers, pro­vide re­im­burse­ment of mileage costs, and on­go­ing sup­port.

The per­son­alised men­tor­ing ser­vice is avail­able in Palmer­ston North, Feild­ing and out­ly­ing com­mu­ni­ties in the Manawatu.

Do you have one hour per week spare to pass on your skill?

Any­one in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing can tele­phone Su­perGrans Men­tor­ing on 06 354 3804 or find them on Face­book by search­ing for ‘Su­perGran­sMen­tor­ing’.

Su­perGrans Men­tor­ing works with fam­i­lies to share home and life skills through the gen­er­a­tions.

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