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3 hours ago - Christchurch
Open Home - Bupa Parklands on Papanui Retirement Village Sunday is the perfect opportunity to come along and take a tour with one of our friendly Bupa staff members. See what comfortable and stylish apartments are available to you today! Our community is the perfect place to retire, offering you freedom and independence living. We look forward to welcoming you. Sunday 30th June: 1pm – 3pm
3 hours ago - Wellington
26 June 2019 Matariki has started at Poneke House. Our largest picture depicting Matariki went up on the wall today. Tomorrow, family and residents will have pictures taken again the backdrop and we will then make them into cards for each resident. We will also be able to email them for family members that are not able to visit during these events. Many thanks to our Activities Person for putting in the hard work to make this happen. 26 June 2019 Matariki has started at Poneke House. Our largest picture depicting Matariki went up on the wall today. Tomorrow, family and residents will have pictures taken again the backdrop and we will then make them into cards for each resident. We will also be able to email them for family members that are not able to visit during these events. Many thanks to our Activities Person for putting in the hard work to make this happen. 24 October 2018 – Halloween Decorating is well under way in our Hospital and Resthome areas. The resident have been working tirelessly to complete their special items for display . The lounge and hallways are coming alive with each new creation added to the wall, this bring and injection of colour to Poneke House. Our Poneke House team love having fun together with the resident while making all the different items and it is great to them laughter and have fun. What we find is that it helps the residents connect with other residents and start forming new friendship which become BFF’s. This helps them feel loved, important and special especially and more at home, especially when their items go on the walls in any area of the unit. We strive to awaken the fun loving person within
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10 hours ago
Recently Eldernet did a survey of residential care facilities in New Zealand and their stance on smoking. While it was not a scientifically valid survey, it did unearth some interesting points that are worth considering. Rest Homes and other Aged Residential Care facilities are unique environments where they are both a place of work and …
1 day ago
New Zealand Police wants to make New Zealand the safest country for Kiwis and visitors alike, and being accessible and available is a key part of this. Yet we know we haven’t always been easy to get hold of in non-emergency situations. That’s why, on 10 May 2019 we launched a new Police non-emergency number, …
Basically, anything provided it is legal. As well as dealing with a person’s property, a Will can also be used to give directions about burial or cremation and the type of funeral service. If there are young children, a guardian should be appointed in a Will to represent and protect the children’s interests, at least until they are 18 years of age. Family arguments can be minim...
Talking with older people about such issues can be difficult. Some older people are fearful about becoming dependant on others and may therefore deny what really is going on and in some instances become angry and defensive. They may also blame themselves for their circumstances or feel that you are trying to take control of their life. And some people are happy to live the way they are. Helpful ti...