About Supergrans

SuperGrans organisations are ‘Not For Profit’ charitable trusts. At the present time there are 7 around the country with another 2 about ready to begin operations.

All are committed to reaching and responding to as many people as they can to strengthen their life skills.

We want people and whanau to be the best they can and children to be as healthy as they can be so that they can learn well and become wonderful New Zealand citizens.

SuperGrans also make a valuable contribution to the health of mature people. There is a lot of research that says one of the important factors for good mental health in older people is community involvement. What better way to be involved in the community than sharing your life skills with others at SuperGrans?

SuperGrans are special people

Our ‘SuperGrans’ are pretty amazing. Some are older ‘Grans’, some young ‘Grans’ and some not ‘Grans’ at all, in fact some are blokes!

They all have some things in common though – huge practical experience in life skills and they’re generous, community minded people.

The SuperGrans who work with our clients are specially selected for the type of experience and skills they have, and they are trained to be SuperGrans. They do this all in their own time alongside paid co-ordinators to guide them.

We are very careful to check that SuperGran volunteers have no criminal history and are the sort of people to be good role models. This is very important to us. We have to know that our clients are safe and can look up to our SuperGrans with great respect.

Then, we match them up with clients who need their particular skills.

If it’s workshops we’re doing, there are lots of volunteers working in the group so that there is individual attention all the way.

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Who is SuperGrans Aotearoa?

SuperGrans Aotearoa is the national body for the supergrans organisations. If there is anything you need to know about any of the SupeGrans, you can phone, text, e-mail us anytime and we will point you in the right direction.

SuperGrans Aotearoa is here to support and promote the wonderful work that the SuperGrans do around the country.

Martha Kelly is the National Coordinator and is there to answer your queries any time. Phone 06 390 0017, (or cell) 022 639 2606, email  aotearoa@supergran.org.nz

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