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Former Champions Excited to Support Champion Team with New Partnership

Enliven has long been home to many former national sporting champions within its Southland rest homes and villages. Now, it is preparing to support its local national champion netball team in a new partnership with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel.

Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2018

Making a Splash for Southland Families

An initiative offering free swimming lessons for children aged under 3 has proven to have huge benefits for both the children and parents involved.

Posted: Saturday March 24, 2018

Electronic Files a Game Changer for Enliven

A new electronic file management system is set to provide huge efficiencies within Enliven when it launches in May.

Posted: Friday March 23, 2018

80th Birthday a Winner for Win

Pounding hooves, a seat in a sulky and driving a Southland trotter – Win McNaughton celebrated her 80th birthday in true style.

Posted: Tuesday March 20, 2018

New Developments at Peacehaven Village

Peacehaven Village has added to its already thorough range of care options, with new double rooms now available, as well as a new short term stay option within the popular Tweed Street rest home and hospital.

Posted: Wednesday March 14, 2018

Dawn Acker #meetenliven

Dawn Acker has a career in nursing spanning 25 years and multiple areas, ranging from ward work to clinical education, to most recently, Clinical Nurse Specialist in the respiratory service, and now, aged care.

Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2018

Foster Caring for 20 Years

For the past 20 years Barbara and Rex McElligott have opened their home, their minds and their hearts to numerous children who have needed it.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

Enliven Care Inspires Volunteer Work

The level of care given to Maria Arhanic’s father, Branko, at Gore’s Resthaven Village was so good it has inspired Maria to give back to the elderly in her community.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

Scoring Goals with New Partnership

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has netted a new partnership with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel for the 2018 netball season, which will benefit both Enliven and Family Works.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

Peter Wards To Retire

After more than 22 years of leading Presbyterian Support Southland with true dedication, compassion and community focus, PSS Chief Executive Peter Wards will retire at the end of October this year.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

Next Generation Display the Christmas Spirit

The number of children thinking of those less fortunate than themselves over Christmas has warmed the hearts of Family Works staff.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

New Staff Bring Vast Experience

Enliven has welcomed several new staff to the team in key roles across the organisation, each bringing with them invaluable experience.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

Foster Parents Needed

Family Works is putting out an urgent call for more foster parents, as demand continues to grow.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

As Busy as She Wants to Be at Resthaven Village

Gore’s Resthaven Village has been home for Alice McAlister for close to seven years, and the 84-year-old has been on quite a journey over that time.

Posted: Tuesday January 30, 2018

Big and Little Buddies Both Benefit

Mataura woman Maree Gorman is making the most of early retirement and opting to give back to her community as a volunteer for the Buddy Programme.

Posted: Saturday January 20, 2018

"Couldn't Wish for Better"

Frankton Court resident Ruth Mudge, says she couldn’t wish for a better place to live.

Posted: Wednesday January 17, 2018

Creating Links and Friendships within the Elderly Community

Almost every week for the past eight years, Heather Fennessy has popped in to see Daphne Wallis.

Posted: Wednesday December 20, 2017

Gore 60+ Coffee Club a Popular Brew

The so-called ‘Over 60s’ Coffee Club in Gore is accurate in its name; not only are the members of this popular coffee group all aged over 60, but at times up to 60 of them turn up to the monthly get togethers.

Posted: Wednesday December 20, 2017

Lighting up Christmas for Southland Kids

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public, who have donated hundreds of items to give to Southland children this Christmas.

Posted: Wednesday December 20, 2017

Dining In on Christmas Spirit

Dozens of Southland families will have a special Christmas, thanks to the support of generous Southland businesses and individuals.

Posted: Tuesday December 19, 2017