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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

Bridging the age gap with fun and board games

If you thought the likes of Monopoly and Snakes & Ladders belonged to a certain generation, think again. Mount Maunganui Primary School recently visited Arena Living’s Ocean Shores retirement village, and it was the love of a classic board game that brought the generations spanning 86 years together.   “The …

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Spotlight: CHT Hillcrest Home & Hospital- Community Gardening Project

The gardening project at CHT Hillcrest was one of the initiatives introduced to improve the quality of life of the residents. The main goals were to promote activities for residents and improve the resident’s social relationships. The other goals were; To provide an opportunity for the residents to continue to …

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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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Spotlight: Knox Home shines at Health Minister’s volunteer awards

This article has been adapted from the original. To see the full article head to http://insitemagazine.co.nz/2017/07/05/knox-home-shines-at-health-ministers-volunteer-awards/ Knox has a strong relationship with Languages International, and many volunteers come from there. Like the author of the card, many are a long way from home. In fact, around three-quarters of the volunteers …

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Spotlight: Driving Miss Daisy’s evening at the opera

A trip to the opera may conjure up images of stuffiness, exclusivity and big city theatres, attended regularly by the same ‘opera’ crowd. But times are a changing and opera is starting to enjoy a renaissance in the big cities and regions alike. Musical directors and opera companies are incorporating …

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Spotlight: Heretaunga Home

The Heretaunga Home in Silverstream Upper Hutt got right into the true meaning of Christmas by spreading joy to those in need. Not letting age or health stand in their way the senior residents at the Heretaunga Home were first in line to donate and appeal for goods to assist the …

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Spotlight: Holmwood Rest Home

Around October last year one of our local schools (Ohoka) came to visit. They came as part of their curriculum, something about engaging in their local community. The students were wonderful, polite and respectful to our residents. They asked them lots of questions about their lives and what things interested …

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Spotlight: Merivale Retirement Village

Merivale Retirement Village is continuing to develop an ‘organisational social conscience’. It is the directors and staff of Merivale’s belief that aged care facilities should strive to become the hubs of their local communities, providing exciting opportunities for residents to participate in and become involved with local community projects. The …

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