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Forget Me Not Adult Day Centre

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Our Purpose

The Centre is a day care service and is available to adults of all ages. Clients have an age range from 18-94 years including those who are young with disabilities, the elderly and frail and those with memory loss or other disabilities. The Centre provides quality day care that enhances the welfare not only of the clients but also of the carers and families who look after their loved ones at home on a 24 hour a day basis. The Centre has capacity for 40 client visits per day.  Staff are qualified, experienced and caring. The staff / client ratio is purposely set at 1:5 for maximum input.

Our Hours

The Centre has been purpose built for the community of the Whangārei district and is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 4pm for 49 weeks of the year. 

Our Programme

The programme is structured with a variety of activities that provide motivation, rehabilitation, life skills, diversional therapy, holistic exercise, socialisation and fun. Activities include Tai Chi, indoor bowls challenges, Sit Fit Exercises; singing, line dancing, table tennis and gardening, educational card games, painting lessons and quizzes, reading, maths and current affairs discussions. Guest speakers provide information and entertainment. Weekly excursions are arranged for ten pin bowling, swimming at the Aquatic Centre, exhibitions and for bowls challenges. The reading / maths lessons are particularly popular with our younger clients. We have a team of dedicated and skilled volunteers to assist our diversional therapists with this group activity. These are structured around learning for life skills and enjoyment.

Quiet Room

The Forget Me Not Centre’s ‘One Stop Shop’ concept is now a reality. The ‘Quiet Room' has been utilised by health professionals, social workers and government department staff who are all welcome to use this room to visit their community clients in privacy. Clients find this service most beneficial as it means that they do not have to wait at home for appointments.

Whānau Room

This area is used for clients' rehabilitative activities including Stroke Club Meetings, rehabilitative cooking programmes, arts and crafts, individual and team meetings. Please contact the Centre for more information.


A cooked lunch is provided daily for clients by our two chefs. A ‘take home’ meals service is available for clients who require an evening meal. Meals are freshly cooked daily, are nutritious and take into consideration special dietary needs. The kitchen has Whangārei District Council approval.


The 4 Forget Me Not vans collect the clients from their home each morning and return them home each afternoon. The transport pick-up areas are Maunu, Tikipunga, Onerahi, Kamo and Whangārei Central.  The centre is secure, fully fenced, open plan and has ample secure parking.

Community Collaboration

The Centre works closely with other agencies including Northable, Alzheimers Society, Age Concern, Idea Services, NASC Services, ACC, District Health Boards and Rest homes.

Entry Criteria

  • A Ministry of Health contract for clients who are aged ‘under 65’ with disabilities and who are assessed as benefiting from day care and already attending the Centre. The MOH no longer funds new clients.
  • Via carer support or disability support payments for clients that are assessed as qualifying for these subsidies by NASC.
  • Via ACC for serious head injury rehabilitation and support.

  • Via NDHB following a NASC assessment for Day Care.

  • For those who elect to pay privately the payment set by the Trust has been kept at a minimum of $30 a day. If financial hardship is an issue, please speak to us.

 If you know someone who would benefit from our service please phone us on

09 437 1144 and talk to the staff about coming for a look around the Centre.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Entry Criteria

  • A Ministry of Health contract for clients who are aged ‘under 65’ with disabilities and who are assessed as benefiting from day care and already attending the Centre.…



The Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 4pm for 49 weeks of the year. 

Services Provided

Exercise and relaxation, Home support

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Others

Contact Details

Find us on facebook:  forgetmenotadultdaycentre

Postal Address

110 Boundary Road
Whangārei 0112

This page was last updated at 11:58AM on February 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Forget Me Not Adult Day Centre.