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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

Are you going to strawberry fayre? Selwyn Park creates abundant strawberry and lavender field to enhance resident engagement

The Selwyn Park team in Whangarei have created a resident focussed ‘Berri-licious’ project. The initiative, which has seen them cultivate a strawberry and lavender field within the village grounds, is now providing an abundance of fresh, luscious strawberries and offers many more benefits for residents, families, staff and the local …

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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: Knitting for Australian Wildlife

Click here to view the original article on Stuff. A group of Palmerston North retirees are uniting to knit shelters for animals injured in the Australian bush fires. Residents at Julia Wallace Retirement Village joined knitters around the world by creating for animals affected by the fires. They crafted everything from pouches …

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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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