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Take a look at some of the amazing things retirement facilities are doing to give back to their communities

Spotlight: Intergenerational fun at Hillsborough Heights

A resthome in central Auckland is changing the lives of seniors and students alike. Hillsborough Heights Retirement Village in Mt Roskill is bringing seniors and students together as part of an intergenerational friendship program. The resthome hosts activities that match up young people, ranging from 3 years old to secondary school students, with residents at Hillsborough Heights. The …

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Spotlight: New Ambulance for Tauranga

Tauranga St John has a new ambulance thanks to a generous donation from Althorp Village. Althorp Village directors David Church and Talbot Munro yesterday attended a dedication service for the $225,000 ambulance at the village with village residents and representatives from St John. Mr Church said that when they considered …

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Spotlight: Christmas Village magic

Raewyn Mehrtens, the nurse manager at Temuka’s Wallingford Home, has set up a Christmas village that will wow in the home’s lounge. The massive display, including model Christmas homes, trains and fair ground attractions, will be open to the public every day from 6pm to 9pm, from the 20th December through …

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Spotlight: Knitting for Kiwi kids

This article has been adapted from the original. To see the full article head to https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/rodney-times/95884442/Whangaparaoa-retirement-village-knits-for-Kiwi-kids The Peninsula Club’s knitting group has been meeting for over a decade, the collective kitting experience of the 42 members spans two millennia. Even more impressive is the amount of knitting the group gives away …

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Spotlight: Community spirit in action: village-school collaboration

This article has been adapted from the original. To see the full article head to http://insitemagazine.co.nz/2017/07/04/community-spirit-in-action-village-school-collaboration/ Aparangi Village has hosted students and teachers who have embarked on many projects within the care unit and the village. The students have worked alongside staff, the residents and families to make a difference in the …

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