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Parksyde Community Centre - COGS grant

Older Persons Community Centre Trust (also known as Parksyde Community Centre)

Parksyde Community Centre is based in Rotorua were awarded a COGS grant in 2021. They will recieive $2,000 each year for the next 3 years.

The grant contributes towards the operational costs of their community centre.

Parksyde successfully caters for the social, recreational, health and educational needs of older people in Rotorua and surrounding districts.

They have activities that include Mah-jong, Zumba, Indoor bowls, Line Dancing, Canasta, Probus meetings, Housie, U3A History, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Scrabble, Parkinson’s Counterpunch, Embroidery, social cycling, seated aerobics, petanque and more. You can also book in for a haircut, see a toe nail technician or have a massage. 

There is no membership fee, but there is a small charge to participate in each activity. 

Parksyde also run a café providing healthy, home-cooked morning teas and lunches and can cater events.

Parksyde is usually open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Between April 2019 and March 2020 Parksyde had 33,706 people attend their activities.

Parksyde contributes to the COGS Rotorua priorities of “people are able to be connected to their communities through support and services that address isolation” and to the national COGS priorities of “women, older people, Māori, Pacific communities, other ethnic communities, and community-based organisations with limited access to other government funding”.

Photo of Seniors at Parksyde community centre

People enjoying Parksyde community centre