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Thirty Years of Care Work – and Still Going

When Leslie Speden took on her first job, at age 17, at the Gore children’s home Inglenook, she never imagined a 30 year career in aged care – albeit for the same organisation – awaited.

Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017

Buddies Positive for Each Other

Dorothy* is a grandmother who lives alone. Sam* is a 9-year-old boy. While the pair are an unlikely duo, through the Buddy Programme, coordinated by Family Works, the two have formed a powerful alliance.

Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017

Family Works Officially “Friendly”

Family Works has been awarded the Friendly Brand in recognition of the agency’s commitment to Southland families and creating an environment they can feel safe in. 

Posted: Monday November 20, 2017

Top Marks for Vickery Court

Vickery Court is exceeding expectations across key Ministry of Health areas; receiving the maximum possible length of audit certification along with exceptional recognition in two key areas. 

Posted: Friday November 10, 2017

Change of Address a Positive One

Carol Chin Poy looks at her recent move to Walmsley House as simply a “change of address” – and she’s making the most of it.

Posted: Saturday October 28, 2017

Family Start now in Gore and Mataura

The introduction of the Family Start programme to Gore and Mataura is set to provide invaluable support for families in need.

Posted: Tuesday October 3, 2017

Here Come the Brides

It was a case of Here Come the Brides at Vickery Court recently, with the Wedding Expo of Dresses Through the Ages proving a hit with residents and families alike.

Posted: Tuesday October 3, 2017

Twenty Five Years of Frankton Court Celebrated

Twenty-five years of Frankton Court has been celebrated, with residents past and present enjoying a special lunch to mark the occasion.

Posted: Tuesday September 19, 2017

Abundant Artistic Talent at Peacehaven Village

Artistic flair is flourishing within Peacehaven Village and now, the public will get to view the talent of both staff and residents.

Posted: Wednesday September 13, 2017

Robotic Baby Seal Could Transform Lives 

A robotic baby seal could change the lives of residents with dementia at Invercargill’s Peacehaven Village. 

Posted: Tuesday August 22, 2017

Winter Wonderland at Resthaven Village

Staff, residents and their families got right into the Christmas spirit with Gore’s Resthaven Village transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the month of June.

Posted: Tuesday August 22, 2017

Face Your Future Event Inspires Invercargill Teen

Invercargill teen Darcy McMurdo has returned from the L’Oreal Face Your Future event more motivated than ever.

Posted: Wednesday August 16, 2017

Making Frankton Court Home

In their mid-60s, Faye and Deryck Marshall have made a home at Frankton Court and say it suits them down to the ground.

Posted: Wednesday June 28, 2017

Living Life to the Full

Kapa Haka, ukulele, 5km walks every second day – Peacehaven Village resident and breast cancer survivor Betty Anderson is proof that moving to a retirement village doesn’t need to slow you down. 

Posted: Tuesday May 23, 2017

Presbyterian Support (Enliven) named New Zealand’s most trusted aged care provider

New Zealanders have named Presbyterian Support (Enliven) as their ‘Most Trusted Aged Care and Retirement Village Brand’. 

Posted: Tuesday May 23, 2017

Funding Boost Secured

Local funders have continued their support of Presbyterian Support Southland, and it’s come with a funding increase from the ILT and ILT Foundation.

Posted: Wednesday April 26, 2017

Three decades at Peacehaven – and more to come

Peacehaven Village Care Worker Annette Allen brings up 30 years working for Presbyterian Support Southland in April 2017.

Posted: Tuesday April 4, 2017

Enliven Putting People First

Careful medicine management has made a huge difference for Walmsley House resident Enid McCauley - and her daughter is heaping praise on the care she is receiving. 

Posted: Tuesday March 21, 2017

Something to Crow About

Peacehaven Village residents had something to crow about when their Year of the Rooster display picked up the Supreme Champion Exhibit at the 2017 Southland A&P Show.

Posted: Sunday March 19, 2017

Gumboots and a Good Time

Close to 90 Enliven residents and staff enjoyed a recent picnic and chance to get together.

Posted: Wednesday March 8, 2017