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"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

Innovative New Tools for Dementia Care

For many elderly people, dementia is a reality of life.

Posted: Tuesday December 12, 2017

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