News & Views

Sharing ages & stages

Woodlands residents are always grinning after their visit each term to the local Greenwood kindergarten class.

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Keeping a watch on our birds

Birdwaching has become a popular pastime for our residents and it can even be done from the comfort of their own backyard.

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Celebrating more than a century for Kathleen

Eldon Rest Home resident, Kathleen Burder, recently celebrated her 107th birthday alongside her family, staff and residents

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Volunteer an invaluable asset

Tim Hunter has been a dearly valued volunteer at Atawhai Rest Home for 36 years. Family Fun Day gave the perfect opportunity for his efforts to be recognised as he received the 'Volunteer of the Year' Award.

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Pianist makes music to soothe the soul

Healthcare assistant, Barbara Howlett, fills the halls of Ohinemuri with musical cheer as she regularly showcases her life long passion.

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New rest home manager in Marlborough aims to please

Carl Gihon, new Business and Care Manager, brings 30 years of healthcare experience to the Rest Home and Village at Redwood in Blenheim.

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It Takes a Village

From virgin bush to farmland, to an orphanage, hospital and now retirement complex, the Orakei Basin end of Meadowbank Rd has seen many changes over the decades.

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Remember the residents' history

Taking care of our residents' emotional well-being is just as important as their physical needs. Healthcare Assistant, Sharlene Allen, learns a lot from the elderly people she cares for.

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Friends like these

Everyone should have a Wayne in their life according to Woodlands' Diversional Therapist, Suzette Bonar, and she treats this loyal friend of a resident as part of the Woodlands family.

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