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Volunteer Special: Tai Chi with Sharon Shond

Walmsley House Tai Chi instructor Sharon Shond leads a weekly class for our aged care residents, helping them to get active no matter what their ability.

Posted: Friday August 30, 2019

Exploring our Centenary book

Spanning 100 years from 1919 to 2019, our recently launched centenary book features stories and images which tell the history of Presbyterian Support Southland creating something that people could have to look back on. A lot of the families we support have been receiving support from PSS for a number...

Posted: Thursday August 29, 2019

Enliven gets behind Centennial celebrations

This July, some of our Enliven homes helped us kick off our centenary celebrations in style. Staff and residents joined together to host events that showed the true community spirit that we pride ourselves on, here at Presbyterian Support Southland.

Posted: Thursday August 29, 2019

Meet our Enliven Site Managers

Over the past few months at Enliven Southland we have welcomed new management to each site. We have welcomed Rachel Linton-Mapp as Manager of Vickery Court, Jenifer de Jesus as Manager of Walmsley House, Carol Riddle as Manager of Peachaven, Donna McEntyre as Manager of Resthaven and Karl Lamb as...

Posted: Thursday August 29, 2019

Family Works Together to Build a Bike

Earlier this year, Family Works were approached by Doug Kamo, Managing Director of a corporate team building company called DKCM, to take part in a charity “Build a Bike” event with Foodstuffs South Island. This opportunity allowed seventeen excited children aged between 7-12 years to take part in team building activities.

Posted: Thursday August 29, 2019

Revolutionary Pain App Trialed at Peacehaven Village

You could be forgiven for thinking Artificial Intelligence (AI) might be something beamed straight out of the latest Star Wars movie or broadcast live in last night’s 6 O’clock News headlines. But in a New Zealand first, Invercargill’s very own leading aged-care facility, Peacehaven Village, is trialling a smart phone...

Posted: Sunday August 25, 2019

Times and Tales of Allison Home

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.” Robert Southey

Posted: Tuesday August 13, 2019

New Board Members Bring Vast Experience

PSS has welcomed several Board Members over the past few months, each bringing with them invaluable experience.

Posted: Wednesday April 3, 2019

Generosity Highlights the South's Christmas Spirit

The generosity of the Southland community has once again amazed Family Works staff, with a huge number of donations helping to make Christmas a little brighter for hundreds of Southland families.

Posted: Wednesday April 3, 2019

Top of the Class

Vickery Court care worker Anna Oosthuizen may be only beginning her nursing career, but if she continues as she has started, her future will be bright.

Posted: Wednesday April 3, 2019

Volunteering opens new doors

Volunteering with Enliven's community service 'SupportLink' in Wakatipu has opened new doors for Sergio Pivetta, who is now taking steps to pursue a career in aged care.

Posted: Sunday March 10, 2019

Peacehaven to Celebrate 65th Anniversary

One of Invercargill’s largest and best known aged care homes will celebrate its 65th birthday on February 23 and 24, with two special events set to mark the milestone.

Posted: Sunday February 24, 2019

Enliven Proud to Back Southern Steel

Enliven and its staff and residents will be right behind the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel this season, as the team seeks a third consecutive national netball title.

Posted: Friday February 22, 2019

All positive at Peacehaven Village

For Geoff and Nancy Piercy, the move to a townhouse at Peacehaven Village was a big shift, both emotionally and physically, but two and a half years on they are happy to call it home and are overwhelmingly positive about it.

Posted: Monday January 7, 2019

Going the extra mile

If anyone knows anything about going the extra mile, it’s Robyn Colvin from Invercargill department store, H&J Smiths.

Posted: Thursday December 20, 2018

Making an Impact

Volunteering was not only an enjoyable and rewarding experience for Dilna Kolakunnath, but it also opened the door for a new career.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Pride of Workmanship at Vickery Court

Vickery Court Manager Carol Riddle was humbled to receive a Sunrise Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award recently.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Iona Courtyard Transformation

The courtyard at Peacehaven’s secure dementia unit, Iona, has been given a makeover – an edible one.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Funding in Focus: The Tindall Foundation

Family Works staff are set to gain invaluable knowledge and expertise early in 2019, when they take part in a five-day training course on trauma informed practice, thanks to the support of the Tindall Foundation.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Volunteer Special: Starting a conversation

Enliven volunteer Vicky Young is bringing joy to residents at Walmsley House, but says she gets just as much satisfaction from the experience as they do.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018