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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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New village a good fit for retirees

Wharerangi Village resident, Jim Shaw, likes the central Taupo location and that he can walk to all the local services. "I felt comfortable here right from the start."

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Making the most of Autumn Food

Atawhai residents and their families celebrated autumn with a restaurant night that showcased the delicious produce and stunning colours of the shoulder season.

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Tails to wag with

Green Gables resident Steph Loader was an animal behaviourst and recently launched her book 'Tails to Wag With' filled with stories about the Dalmatians she's rescued and adopted.

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It's about time

At the age of 90 Woodlands resident Roger Owen Finlay, Aircraftsman First Class, was finally awarded the Defence Medal with the effect from March 15 1945; The War Medal 1939-45 and the New Zealand War Service Medal with effect from January 26 1944.

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Welcome Visit from a Four-legged Friend

There’s nothing our residents enjoy more than a regular visit from a loyal friend and spending some quality time together, especially when they’re the four-legged kind.

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Retirement Living: Take steps early to stay independent longer

Life is unpredictable. The longer we wait to make choices for our future, the greater the chance those decisions will be made by someone else on our behalf.

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Soldiers bring own memories

Gracelands Rest Home and Village has been honoured with a special Anzac display of war memorabilia brought in by residents.

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Gracelands make a meal of it for St John

Restaurant night at Gracelands is not only a fun event for residents and their guests, but a way to support the local community. This month $600 was raised for the St John Ambulance Appeal.

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