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Man with Parkinson's restoring MG to raise money for people with spinal injuries

Parkinson's disease makes restoring his MG hard work, yet therapeutic for Eric. The father of former Kiwi Pro wakeboarder Brad Smeele is taking on the project to raise money for his son's charity.

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Silent disco gets rest home residents grooving

Excerise needn't be dull- and Elmwood Village residents are proving just that! Keeping the body and mind active has become a beloved part of their morning routine with Oceania's 'Move and Groove'.

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Long-lasting marriage celebrated

They met 62 years ago at a ballroom dancing class in Sri Lanka and now this loved up couple are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary at Atawhai rest home where Kingsley has been recovering from cancer treatment.

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Making the best rest home food

Reporter Brenda Vowden caught up with Gracelands Chef Andy Glover to talk about his move into aged care, how rest home food has changed, and his upcoming debut at the Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition in Auckland.

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94-year-old remembers his fallen crewmates

In 1939, 16 year old Norman Streeter enlisted in the Royal Air Force. This ANZAC Day, Norman reflected on his time in the service on land and in the air, but most significantly, the crash that ended his war experience.

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Everyday items evoke memories

Volunteers from the Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum arrived at Atawhai rest home with a very special suitcase. From shearing gear to spark plugs, these everyday items evoked all sorts of memories for our residents.

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Millie a purr-fect mate for Atawhai residents

Since Millie was rescued from the SPCA three years ago, she's brought happiness to Atawhai residents' lives - so much so, she even scored herself a spot on TV as the inspiration for Oceania's popular 'Magic Moments' ad.

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Stoke students make unlikely buddies

Age is just a number when it comes to the special laughs, conversations and connections shared between Wharerangi Rest Home residents and Stoke Primary School students.

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Aged Care rewarding career option for all

Never thought about Aged Care as a career path? Think again. Diversional Therapist, Deborah Watts, explains why it's such a rewarding and varied environment to work in.

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