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Posted on: 10th October, 2018

Time with children brings joy to elders

The sounds of clapping, singing and children’s laughter are filling the halls of Masterton’s Kandahar Home. It’s not a sound traditionally associated with retirement homes, but at Kandahar, ensuring elders enjoy contact with children is a core part of its unique Enliven philosophy.

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Posted on: 3rd October, 2018

Lifelong hobby helps elders give back

Members of Willard Home ‘Knit and Knatter’ group will readily tell you that over the course of their lives, they’ve spent countless hours knitting garments to help keep their children and grandchildren warm. Now they’re putting those same skills to use for the benefit of other children in the community.

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Posted on: 15th October, 2018

Family matters at Enliven home

It’s a big deal to trust someone else with the care of a loved one, especially when they’re at their most vulnerable. or Joan Leckie, knowing her husband Norm would receive first-rate support helped make the process a little easier.

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Posted on: 27th September, 2018

Laughter the fountain of youth for Moira

What is the secret to ageing well? If you ask Johnsonville’s Moira Koorey, it’s the ability to have a laugh. “It’s good to be a woman in my family, they’ve all lived good long lives,” the 83-year-old chuckles.

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Posted on: 15th September, 2018

Elders much to offer younger generations

The Wairarapa is now home to more elders over the age of 65 than ever before, making it vital to challenge old stereotypes about ageing. One effective way to do that is to foster contact between elders and younger members of the community, staff at Enliven’s Kandahar Home in Masterton have discovered.

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