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Kia ora everyone,

I hope your month has gone well. We have been very busy here at National Office with several projects in the pipeline.

It really feels like spring now and I have been enjoying the longer days outside. My flowers are starting to bloom, and I have been busy buying new plants for the garden.

Family Fun Days

You will have now all read about our Family Fun Day’s coming up before Christmas – it would be great to see you and your families there. We have four events in our region. All are enjoyable family activities. 

  • Masterton, Regent Three Cinema, 22 November, 11.20am
  • Palmerston North, Bowlarama Ten Pin Centre, 22 November

To register, click the button below.

Bernadette Jones
Lower North RC
027 501 0394


Training for Term Four is now underway. Not sure if the training is right for you? Give me a call or email and we can chat about it and see what is suitable. To find out about our trainings avilable this term, click the button below.

We are moving into that really busy time of year, so remember to take some time for yourselves. You can’t care for others if you aren’t caring for yourself; here are some easy quick ideas for self-care:

• Go for a walk
• Take time to eat your dinner, don’t rush
• Stretch for five minutes
• Try a new smoothie
• Truly savour your dessert
• Try a new exercise video

  • Listen to an inspirational podcast
  • Watch a movie
  • Read for fun
  • Call a loved one
  • Pick up a new hobby
  • Go for a coffee with a friend
  • Plan your dream vacation

Support Groups

FASD Lower North Support Group

This Support Group is made up of carers and professionals and aims to meet monthly. For more information, please contact Leigh Henderson – leigh.henderson@fasd-can.org.nz OR Bernadette Jones – bernadettej@caringfamilies.org.nz

Kia kaha, kia hauora, me kia atawhai / Be strong, be healthy, and be kind!

Ngā mihi,


Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

Lower North Support Closed Facebook Group