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Posted on: 26th October, 2018

Kandahar Home offers connection through culture

Diverse foods, languages, costumes and cultures are capturing the imaginations of residents at Masterton’s Kandahar Home. Today, Kandahar Home service worker Benita Prasad has brought in her personal collection of saris for residents to admire. In the background, a tray of delicious Indian-style donuts beckons.

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Posted on: 22nd October, 2018

Generations learn to stitch together at Karori home

The sounds of children’s chatter are echoing down the halls of Karori’s Huntleigh Home. There, the home’s residents have been teaching students from Karori West Normal School how to stitch yarn ‘poms’, which will eventually be woven together by residents at Palmerston North sister site Brightwater Home to make bedroom rugs for disadvantaged children.

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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: 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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