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Retreat to Celebrate Foster Carers

The Celebrating Carers Family Retreat was held at the YMCA’s Omaui Camp on the weekend of 3 March. Over fifty children and their carers attended the celebration. It is thanks to the ILT Foundation this weekend was possible, and a testament to why funding is so important.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Revamping Baby and You

Baby&You began as a simple idea to bring curated content for new parents right to their fingertips. It was brought to life by a student in his final year of SIT and despite a few glitches has seen great success. That is, until the app expired earlier this year.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Welcome to the future of aged care

Enliven is moving to a digital system for managing all aged and community care services, thanks to the introduction of Procura.

Posted: Thursday June 7, 2018

Cathy Hanson-Friend #meetenliven

After a 27 year career in social work and grief counselling, Cathy Hanson-Friend is now embarking on a new role as Enliven’s Pastoral Visitor.

Posted: Monday April 9, 2018

Support of Local Funders “Invaluable”

The Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), ILT Foundation and Community Trust of Southland have continued to show their support of Presbyterian Support Southland, all re-committing financial support to the organisation for the next year.

Posted: Wednesday April 4, 2018

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