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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

PSS Chief Executive Peter Wards to Retire

After 22 years, Presbyterian Support Southland Chief Executive Peter Wards has announced he will retire at the end of October.

Posted: Sunday February 25, 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

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