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Check out the fabulous article on Dignity First in the latest Vibrant Hutt magazine (click here for link)
6 days ago - Nelson
November 2019: A very warm welcome to the newest member of our team at Tasman Erika Olsen. Erika has joined Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care as Operations Manager. Erika was drawn to the position by the values and philosophies of DCNZ. In her short time at Tasman, Erika has been impressed by the staff commitment to the wellbeing of the residents and their families and the loving, heart-centred manner in which they work. A former lawyer for vulnerable persons, mediator and volunteer , Erika is delighted to be part of DCNZ . Please pop in and introduce yourself to Erika as she would love to meet you. October 2018: Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to have the community activities organiser from Bunnings, Melanie Haymes, come on board with us at Tasman Rest Home and do something special for our residents. Melanie and our lead diversional therapist Aash arranged for residents, staff and family members to assist with an amazing garden project made possible by the donation of approximately $500 worth of flowers and gardening equipment by Bunnings Warehouse. We had a wonderful day together planting out all of the flowers and beautifying the outdoor environment of our home. Thank you Bunnings! `` March 2018: Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg. We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love. As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays. March 2018: Dance and movement are beneficial in many ways, and especially enjoyable along with good friends and laughter. December 2017: To our dear friends It's the end of 2017, a time of reflection on the past year. As always, there have been many moments of joy, laughter, peace and wonder: what we call ‘magic moments’. We are full of gratitude and would like to say thank you to you all. Thank you for encouraging us by being part of this online community. Thank you to the people who visit our homes - it is always lovely to see you. Most of all a very big thank you to those of you who share your family membe r or friend with us. It is a huge privilege to take care of the people who live here with us in their home. They are a wonderful inspiration to us and we love them dearly. We would also like to say an enormous thank you to each and every member of our staff team. We appreciate you and value you so much. Thank you for everything you do. We are grateful for the highs and lows, the challenges and opportunities this past year has brought. Thank you for being part of it. September 2017: The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This years memory walk in Nelson was held in Founders Heritage park. Founder’s heritage Park is a museum which houses old original structures and replica buildings here in Nelson. A number of our residents and staff participated this year and had such a happy time together helping to raise awareness about dementia. September 2017: Aina Duro is our newest addition to the Tasman team. She is originally from the Philippines and brings with her a wealth of experience and passion for nursing. She especially enjoys interacting with the residents and making their day special. A huge warm welcome to you Aina! July 2017 - They say ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’. This photo speaks for itself about how much we enjoy keeping on our toes and enjoying the stunning environment life in Tasman has to offer. Our Piano - July 2016 We love having a piano available for family, friends, entertainers and residents. We especially love seeing our musical residents engage and enjoy the powerful medium of music. Music is one of the last things that we forget. It is so special to watch residents become so present in the moment, when they play our piano. New website for Dementia Care NZ: We have a wonderful new website and invite you to take a browse! www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
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The holiday season can be a stressful and emotional time, so it’s important to keep an eye out for the older people in your life. One in ten people 65 and over will experience some form of elder abuse. Elder abuse can come in many forms, it’s more than physical abuse and often people will experience more …
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Many people put off making a Will, almost as if to do so is acknowledgement of one’s own mortality. Consider, though, what might happen if a person dies without a current or valid Will. If a person dies without a current or valid Will he or she is said to have died ‘intestate’ and their estate will be settled according to the provisions of the Administration Act 1969....