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Volunteer Special: A win-win situation

When early-childhood teacher Gayle Thornton began volunteering with *Enliven SupportLink Wakatipu three years ago, she had no idea it would lead to an about-turn career change which would see her working with people from the opposite end of the age spectrum.

Posted: Wednesday December 11, 2019

From the War Cries of Croatia to Peace at Peacehaven Village: Linda Soper's ‘odd’ life

Medical guinea pig, political activist, gang-prospects’ street mother, military purveyor, interpreter and evidence-gatherer for ‘The-Hague’ – Most people would say Linda Soper has led a colourful life.

Posted: Monday November 25, 2019

SupportLink volunteer Dean finds his purpose

Like all of our services, we rely heavily on the support and hard work of our amazing volunteers. Every year we see new people join us to help all of our residents and clients, each one with their own incredible stories.

Posted: Thursday November 14, 2019

Two in a row for Southland rest home

Walmsley House rest home in Invercargill has officially exceeded the aged care sector’s highest quality standards, for the second time running.

Posted: Tuesday October 29, 2019

Enliven nurses receive significant pay increases

Around 40 residential aged-care nurses employed by Presbyterian Support Southland Enliven are delighted to have received significant pay increases, affording them parity with their DHB counterparts.

Posted: Monday September 2, 2019

Volunteer Special: Tai Chi with Sharon Shond

Walmsley House Tai Chi instructor Sharon Shond leads a weekly class for our aged care residents, helping them to get active no matter what their ability.

Posted: Friday August 30, 2019

Enliven gets behind Centennial celebrations

This July, some of our Enliven homes helped us kick off our centenary celebrations in style. Staff and residents joined together to host events that showed the true community spirit that we pride ourselves on, here at Presbyterian Support Southland.

Posted: Thursday August 29, 2019

Meet our Enliven Site Managers

Over the past few months at Enliven Southland we have welcomed new management to each site. We have welcomed Rachel Linton-Mapp as Manager of Vickery Court, Jenifer de Jesus as Manager of Walmsley House, Carol Riddle as Manager of Peachaven, Donna McEntyre as Manager of Resthaven and Karl Lamb as...

Posted: Thursday August 29, 2019

Revolutionary Pain App Trialed at Peacehaven Village

You could be forgiven for thinking Artificial Intelligence (AI) might be something beamed straight out of the latest Star Wars movie or broadcast live in last night’s 6 O’clock News headlines. But in a New Zealand first, Invercargill’s very own leading aged-care facility, Peacehaven Village, is trialling a smart phone...

Posted: Sunday August 25, 2019

Top of the Class

Vickery Court care worker Anna Oosthuizen may be only beginning her nursing career, but if she continues as she has started, her future will be bright.

Posted: Wednesday April 3, 2019

Volunteering opens new doors

Volunteering with Enliven's community service 'SupportLink' in Wakatipu has opened new doors for Sergio Pivetta, who is now taking steps to pursue a career in aged care.

Posted: Sunday March 10, 2019

Peacehaven to Celebrate 65th Anniversary

One of Invercargill’s largest and best known aged care homes will celebrate its 65th birthday on February 23 and 24, with two special events set to mark the milestone.

Posted: Sunday February 24, 2019

Enliven Proud to Back Southern Steel

Enliven and its staff and residents will be right behind the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel this season, as the team seeks a third consecutive national netball title.

Posted: Friday February 22, 2019

All positive at Peacehaven Village

For Geoff and Nancy Piercy, the move to a townhouse at Peacehaven Village was a big shift, both emotionally and physically, but two and a half years on they are happy to call it home and are overwhelmingly positive about it.

Posted: Monday January 7, 2019

Making an Impact

Volunteering was not only an enjoyable and rewarding experience for Dilna Kolakunnath, but it also opened the door for a new career.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Pride of Workmanship at Vickery Court

Vickery Court Manager Carol Riddle was humbled to receive a Sunrise Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award recently.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Iona Courtyard Transformation

The courtyard at Peacehaven’s secure dementia unit, Iona, has been given a makeover – an edible one.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Volunteer Special: Starting a conversation

Enliven volunteer Vicky Young is bringing joy to residents at Walmsley House, but says she gets just as much satisfaction from the experience as they do.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

SupportLink service one of a kind

Enliven service, SupportLink, is a free community service that offers assistance to older people living in their own home.

Posted: Wednesday November 7, 2018

Lion's generosity roars through Walmsley

After running in our community for nearly 50 years, the Invercargill South Lions Club closed its doors for the final time in June 2018 due to an ageing club membership and lack of new, younger members.

Posted: Thursday September 20, 2018