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Take a look at some of the amazing things organisations in the aged care sector are doing to give back to their communities

Spotlight: Ryman Healthcare donates for the good of Christchurch City Mission

You can find the original article here. Ryman Healthcare has donated truckloads of whiteware and other residential items to the Christchurch City Mission from a village site it is redeveloping in central Christchurch. The fridges, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes driers come from Bishopspark village, which was previously operated by …

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Spotlight: Making art accessible through Artzheimers

This story has been republished with the author’s permission. To read the original article click here. When the Artzheimers group visits Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū the members are stimulated, not just by the paintings on the wall, but also by the caring presentations they hear from curators and …

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Spotlight: Bert Sutcliffe knitters’ incredible success

This story has been republished with the author’s permission. Click here to visit the original story Ryman’s recent partnership with the Peggy & Friends knitting network is already having amazing ripple effects at Bert Sutcliffe, which was the first village to set up a group. Since starting up in February, …

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Spotlight: Tea and sweet treats help raise cash for people living with dementia

A tipple of tea and a sweet treat or two was on offer as part of a nationwide event to raise money to support people living with dementia. On Thursday, a High Tea took place at Alzheimers Taranaki day programme, which is held at New Plymouth’s Waimea Bowling Club. About 70 people …

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Spotlight: Purr-fect fundraiser for local animal charity

Many furry friends were made in February when residents and Friends of Summerset in Trentham attended a high tea fundraiser for Lower Hutt-based Kitten Inn. The event’s special guests were 19 kittens and cats – many just six weeks old. Summerset at the Course Sales Manager, Jan Honnan, says the …

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Spotlight: Zero Waste at Wallingford

Several months ago, our Nurse Manager and Quality Administrator from Enliven at Wallingford Home in Temuka had a discussion about a project that has been several years in the making.  We wanted to explore the possibility of reducing the waste that went to the skip daily.  The cost to empty …

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Spotlight: Miranda Smith gives back to those affected by breast cancer

On May 28th Miranda Smith Homecare in Hawkes Bay hosted a Pink Ribbon afternoon tea for carers and clients, many of whom had been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through their friends and families. It was a lovely occasion enjoyed by all, with a delicious afternoon tea and …

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Spotlight: Gumboots for mental health

It was Gumboot Friday last week and the staff at Carter House Lifecare, Te Puke, decorated gumboots and invited residents and other staff to vote for their favourite and donate. Here is a photo of the winning boot:   Carolyn Gilmour, Carter House Lifecare facility manager said “We all felt …

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