By Jerrie Valli | Posted: Thursday March 17, 2016
As Presbyterian Support Southland's Services for Older People moves to the new Enliven brand, there is one service that truly lives the brand's values and philosophy.
SupportLink – a service to assist elderly people living in their own homes – is very much in tune with the Enliven philosophy of empowering older people, enriching their lives and offering practical support – when, how and where they need it most.
The volunteer-based service in Invercargill, Gore and Wakatipu, matches volunteers with elderly people to assist in many ways, such as:
Providing transport to appointments or general outings of their choosing
Helping with shopping
Offers friendship and companionship
There are also popular coffee groups in Invercargill, Gore, Frankton and Arrowtown with dozens of members who meet regularly for informal catch ups. Transport to these coffee groups can be arranged.
SupportLink volunteers also work within PSS rest homes, reading newspapers to residents or assisting with activities. Enliven Manager Community Services Lynn Morton said SupportLink readily embraced the move to the Enliven brand, and said it fitted perfectly.
“Enliven is about empowering older people, and that’s what SupportLink does. Our volunteers work to ensure elderly people – whether they are in their own home or in a PSS home – have choice, and are able to enjoy activities and outings,” she said.
“It’s a community service, possible only thanks to the generous nature of volunteers and we are excited about the Enliven rebrand because it fits so well with what we are focussed on.”
Find Out More
To find out more about SupportLink and register your interest as either a client or a volunteer, please contact Enliven Manager Community Services Lynn Morton on 03 211 8253 or email@example.com