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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

Innovation recognised

Enliven director Carol Riddle has been recognised for her efforts to address the nursing shortage in aged care.

Posted: Tuesday July 4, 2023

Matariki colouring competition

We have a great activity to entertain the kids these school holidays.

Posted: Sunday July 2, 2023

Our generous community

No one can go it alone, and Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is no exception.

Posted: Friday June 30, 2023

For the joy of reading

Enliven residents are able to utilise a new reading desk irrespective of their level of mobility, thanks to the support of community funders.

Posted: Tuesday June 27, 2023

"Always up for a chat"

Southern Institute of Technology first year nursing students Jorja Richards (left) and Fareen Shabnam hone their communications skills with Peacehaven care home resident Heather Rance.

Posted: Sunday June 25, 2023

New leadership for Resthaven Village

Hard work and commitment to aged care proves a winning formula for an Enliven nurse.

Posted: Friday June 9, 2023

Still loving the job after 38 years

Thirty-eight years ago this month, Resthaven Village and Care Home staff member Barbara Livingstone started working for the care home, making her Presbyterian Support Southland's (PSS) longest serving staff member.

Posted: Thursday June 8, 2023

Adventures and love of the outdoors shared

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 June 1, 2023

Welcome to Ignite

Ignite conversation, connections and companionship with Invercargill's free, regular morning tea for the semi or fully retired.

Posted: Monday May 22, 2023

Southlanders benefit from $2m ILT support over 25 years

ILT has recently confirmed funding to a total of $138,750 to support the work of Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) and its service brand Family Works. This signals over 25 years of ongoing support to PSS and over $2 million dollars in grant funding.

Posted: Monday May 22, 2023

Playing his part in club's rich history

Did you know we have a former Southland rugby rep in our midst?

Posted: Wednesday May 17, 2023

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