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Exciting new chapter for Vickery Court

Janet Stevens brings a wealth of experience in the aged care sector to her new role as an Enliven Southland care home manager.

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2024

Southlanders brighten Christmas for families in need

The community rallied behind Invercargill Central’s giving tree last year, donating more than 300 gifts to support Family Works’ Family Start families in need at Christmas.

Posted: Monday February 12, 2024

Twirling their way to well-being

Residents in Presbyterian Support Southland's aged care homes are set to benefit from the Poi Rere project, thanks to an Age friendly fund grant.

Posted: Monday January 29, 2024

Changing the lives of Southland families

The needs of vulnerable Southland families are being met, a recent audit of Family Works Southland confirms.

Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2024

H&J Smith's Christmas spirit lives on

There is more Christmas sparkle in Enliven’s care homes this year much to the delight of staff, residents and their families.

Posted: Wednesday December 20, 2023

Partnering with Invercargill Central to support Southland families in need this Christmas

There will be something special waiting under the Christmas tree for Southland children in need this year thanks to Invercargill Central partnering with Family Works.

Posted: Tuesday December 5, 2023

Nurse staffing levels on the rise

Congratulations to Reena Raju, Peacehaven Village’s most recently New Zealand-qualified registered nurse.

Posted: Thursday November 23, 2023

Increasing demand for specialist equipment

Enliven Southland has purchased much-needed specialist equipment designed to provide comfort to the most vulnerable patients in its care thanks to a trust’s generosity.

Posted: Monday November 13, 2023

Getting out and about made easier

Maintaining independence and community connections are vital aspirations for the well-being of any older person.

Posted: Sunday November 12, 2023

There is nothing more Kiwi than giving

It is that time of year again when Family Works kicks off its annual Christmas Appeal, collecting gifts to give to families in need of extra support.

Posted: Wednesday November 8, 2023

Quality care for Southland's senior recognised

The commitment of Enliven’s staff in providing the best care possible to their residents has been highlighted with all four of its care homes achieving top marks following recent intensive and comprehensive audits.

Posted: Monday October 30, 2023

Caffeine, conversation and companionship, a winning formula

SupportLink Gore coffee clubbers turned out in force on September 20 to celebrate the coffee club's 12th anniversary.

Posted: Tuesday September 26, 2023

Dining experience enhanced

They’re mixing things up in the kitchen of Peacehaven care home, much to the delight of residents and staff alike.

Posted: Sunday August 20, 2023

Peacehaven redevelopment an investment in PSS’ future

The future of Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has been bolstered with a recent commitment to redevelop its Peacehaven residential village.

Posted: Sunday July 30, 2023

Overcoming barriers

As Southland’s migrant population continues to grow and diversify, Family Works has initiated a community project to explore ways for migrant families and service providers to more easily access the social services they need.

Posted: Friday July 21, 2023

Sardines and sausages

Lloyd Esler, former Invercargill City and Environment Southland councillor, Southland historian, avid outdoorsman, author, columnist, natural history teacher, tour guide, botanist…and Family Works’ Big Buddy.

Posted: Thursday July 20, 2023

Māori policy milestone

The recent signing of Presbyterian Support New Zealand’s (PSNZ) tāngata whenua policy Te Pātikitiki o Kotahitanga marks a significant step in PS’ cultural haerenga (journey).

Posted: Thursday July 20, 2023

Innovation reaps rewards

Presbyterian Support Southland’s (PSS) response to the global nursing shortage over the past few years is now bearing fruit due to its creative ways of attracting and retaining staff.

Posted: Thursday July 20, 2023

Healing hearts

Family Works foster mum Katrina Taplin (or NaNa as she is known by her foster children) always intended to retire from fostering when she had grandchildren. She recently became a proud first-time grandmother, and yet she just cannot seem to say no to taking in a child in need.

Posted: Thursday July 20, 2023

New coffee club aims to reduce social isolation

Igniting the social life of older people living in Invercargill is the aim of Enliven Southland’s rebooted SupportLink Invercargill coffee club.

Posted: Monday July 17, 2023