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Spreading Christmas Cheer

For a number of reasons, Christmas may not be the joyful holiday for older people it is made out to be in film and TV. Loneliness, mobility restrictions and disability may impact on an older persons’ ability to join in with on the Christmas celebrations. Here are a few ideas …

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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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Connecting this Christmas

Christmas is a time when many family and friends will get together to celebrate and socialize. It is important then to take a moment and think about and to reach out to those in our communities who may not have this experience this year. As we age people will experience …

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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: 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: New Ambulance for Tauranga

Tauranga St John has a new ambulance thanks to a generous donation from Althorp Village. Althorp Village directors David Church and Talbot Munro yesterday attended a dedication service for the $225,000 ambulance at the village with village residents and representatives from St John. Mr Church said that when they considered …

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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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