Mystery destination a hit with coffee clubbers

Not knowing where they were going or what they would do when they got there, a 37-strong contingent of intrepid SupportLink Gore coffee clubbers boarded a bus and headed out on the road last week. (Wednesday, March 1)

Posted: Wednesday March 8, 2023

New palette for Peacehaven's dementia garden

Art panels which had once surrounded the Invercargill CBD development have been given a new lease on life for the benefit of Southlanders living with dementia.

Posted: Tuesday March 7, 2023

Connecting with others for well-being

Older people living on their own in Invercargill can once again connect with others through Enliven’s SupportLink service.

Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2023

Introducing our new CEO/Kaiwhakahaere

Community is at the heart of what motivates Presbyterian Support Southland’s new chief executive Matt Russell, personally and professionally.

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2023

Resthaven's birthday girls celebrate

There must be a secret elixir of life in the water at Gore’s Resthaven care home - or is chocolate the answer?

Posted: Friday January 27, 2023

New pastoral care coordinator brings comfort, hope and aroha to the role

Enliven Southland’s new pastoral care coordinator Shirley Keen has swapped welcoming visitors into her home-based hospitality business for visiting others in their homes, but her core values of providing care and comfort to others remain her focus.

Posted: Thursday January 26, 2023

Overseas nurses follow their hearts to Southland

Swapping high-pressured hospital roles for the intensive care for Invercargill’s elderly has been a welcome change for two of Invercargill’s newest migrant nurse recruits.

Posted: Sunday January 15, 2023

Secret to a long and happy marriage revealed

Surely there must be a secret to making a marriage lasting 70 years.

Posted: Monday December 12, 2022

Pou Tohutohu Ahurea Māori appointed to Presbyterian Support Southland

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has welcomed full-time Pou Tohutohu Ahurea Māori - Cultural Advisor Michelle Ryland into the role, marking a new step in the charitable trust’s cultural journey.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022

New outdoor space enhances dementia residents' well-being

Staff and residents are set to benefit from Peacehaven's dementia unit's new outdoor area in more ways than one.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022

Sam's Malayan holiday

Sam Harvey was just 21 when he and his mates decided to join the army to help the New Zealand effort in the Malayan Emergency.

Posted: Friday April 23, 2021

Residents having a ball with the Southern Steel

Our Peacehaven and Resthaven village residents had a fantastic time in March playing some Walking Netball with the Southern Steel.

Posted: Thursday April 8, 2021

Health and Safety specialist brings her expertise to PSS

Janine Cruickshank is no stranger to working in health and safety, but while it is a familiar path, her new role at Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is one she is relishing.

Posted: Thursday April 8, 2021

Resident Focus: Shelia Baytopp - A life in review

When Sheila Baytopp talks about dance her eyes glaze over, and a dreamy, far away expression crosses her face. It’s an expression of love, of passion, of times gone by, but times that are remembered with fondness.

Posted: Thursday April 8, 2021

Paving the way for Aged Care at Enliven

New Enliven Director Carol Riddle is passionate about her job. It is clear in the way she speaks about the people she works with, the residents in the care homes, and the experiences she has had, not only in this position, but in the many others she has held within...

Posted: Tuesday December 22, 2020

The next chaper for a much-loved member of our PSS Enliven community

When Lynn Morton joined the Presbyterian Support team in 2004, little did she know how wide and varied her involvement would become.

Posted: Tuesday December 22, 2020

Change of address, not lifestyle

When Murray Ramage wakes up each morning he often has an idea for a new project in his head. The Walmsley House resident is a whizz with timber and spends as many hours as he can each day working on projects in the garden of the care home.

Posted: Wednesday November 4, 2020

Peacehaven staff take Covid Pandemic head on

As the whole of New Zealand battened down the hatches in lockdown, PSS’ Enliven Peacehaven Village staff took the Coronavirus pandemic head on - offering up ingenious services and cooking up a storm to alleviate the impact of restrictive protocols and boost the spirits and welfare of its elderly residents.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

In Remembrance - Alan Matheson

It is with great sadness we write to inform you that Rev Alan Matheson passed away at Vickery Court on Wednesday the 22nd of July 2020 aged 83, 4 weeks after the sad loss of his wife Annette.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

COVID Pandemic puts Retirement Plans on hold

There is no doubt the Coronavirus pandemic has put many New Zealander’s best-laid plans on hold – a case in point being intending-retiree Elaine Wells’ plan to spend quality time with her grandchildren, before master Tom was to join big sister Livie in his school debut.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020