Waiheke church, Living Waters is now offering a monthly lunch for senior citizens every second Wednesday at 12pm. With increasing numbers of elderly island residents needing accommodation, care and support, pastor Wiremu te Taniwha thought a monthly gathering would help.

“We want to give back to them. We appreciate them and, since we have space for 40 people, we decided to start with it.”

The three-course meal includes soup, a main dish and a dessert. The diners can enjoy jazz music in the background and socialise with fellow residents. • Silvia Massa

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