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Giving Back

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

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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Spotlight: Elders and Epsom Library Partner to Support New Migrants

Press Release Elders are out in our community, making a difference and breaking down barriers for themselves and our new migrants. Elders from Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital, a not-for-profit care home in Epsom, are this week starting their second free English Conversation Course at Epsom Library.  Their first dozen …

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Spotlight – Helping young New Zealand athletes

Click here to read the original article. Following the successful experience in 2017, St. Bernard’s College and Greenwood Park have once more teamed up for 2018. The AIMS Games team from St Bernard’s College, consisting of 25 Athletes competing in Football, Basketball, Cross country, Swimming and Golf was billeted with …

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Spotlight – Pickles, preserves and jams making a difference to people with Dementia

Pickles, preserves and jams hand-made by Frances Bayley, a resident at Kiri Te Kanawa retirement village has helped raise $11,700 to be donated to Alzheimers Gisborne. All ingredients were donated and many hands contributed to their success. Sales of the preserves, combined with raffles and other fundraisers were matched dollar-for-dollar …

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Spotlight: Ballarat knitting brigade

Every year, keen knitters from around New Zealand put their skills to use for people in need in Eastern Europe. And the knitting brigade at Rangiora’s Ballarat Retirement Village is no exception. The ladies, and two gentlemen, have been hard at work all year knitting up a storm of blankets, slippers …

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Spotlight: Community Garden at Willard Home

See the original article here: Palmerston North rest home’s community garden takes shape Willard Home is reinforcing its community ties by creating a community garden on its back lawn. Manager Christine Tester said Willard Home residents had a big input into the running of the Enliven facility, and the garden …

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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: Knitting for a good cause

The four strong group of Parahaki Court Rest Home’s knitting group visited the maternity ward at Whangarei Hospital armed with 12 teddy bears, 12 blankets and 20 sets of cardigans, beanies and booties. The women get together every second Tuesday for around 90 minutes. After initially starting the group to …

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