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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 Retirement Village is continuing their commitment of being a good neighbour by formally adopting Nurse Maude Hospice as the charitable fundraising cause. Merivale has been proactive in outreaching to the community and has organised two very different events to engage with local residents and businesses. The first event consists of Merivale entering a team of staff into this year’s City2Surf who will not only be running but pushing a specially adapted Hospital bed around the entire 6K course. The second event is a charity gala night to be held in a Christchurch city restaurant, including a live band, dinner and dancing and an auction of goods generously donated by local businesses. The event, will take place on May 4th and all profits will go directly to Nurse Maude.
On speaking to the Merivale Regional Manager, Jon Amesbury, he said he would encourage other villages to engage on a meaningful level with their local communities, ensuring that aged care businesses are recognised not only for the amazing work they do in providing compassionate care to our older citizens but also as being passionate about community engagement at a local level. For tickets, to make a donation or more information regarding the events, feel free to contact Jon at Merivale Retirement Village, Christchurch.

Pictures to come!

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