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Care Suites offer care with a difference

While other villages offered a resort style setting, Catherine knew straight away that Elmwood would feel like home. Settling into her very own Care Suite couldn't have been easier.

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Nurses remember the good old days

A group of retired nurses at Elmwood Rest Home & Village have formed a newfound bond over their years working in the profession, catching up to share their special stories and many laughs.

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Family still centre of 103-year-old's life

Victoria Place resident Clara has just reached her 103rd birthday, but celebrating another year with 5 generations of family around her is all she could ever wish for.

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Gracelands celebrates weddings

Love was in the air at Gracelands Rest Home after a week long celebration spent reminiscing on one of the most important days of their lives.

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VR takes retirement village residents on sentimental journeys

Take a magical virtual reality trip with the residents of our Lady Allum rest home. One of our award winning entries at the New Zealand Aged Care Association - NZACA awards last week.

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Happy days are here again

Gracelands staff, residents and their families rock 'n' rolled back in time to the 50's with a nostalgic two-day event. Cheeseburgers, sundaes, circle skirts and bobby socks- what a time to relive!

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Making exercise fun

Exercise strengthens both the mind and body, and even more so when it's enjoyable! Atawhai rest home have travelled back to their younger days of Saturday night dances with their popular new exercise routine- disco classes.

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100 years and a lot of porridge

The Oaks resident, Maude Stanbury, has just celebrated her 100th birthday. The secrets to her longevity? Living in the moment and porridge every morning. That's a lot of porridge!

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Food is the Way to their Hearts

Chef Dean Bernstone has a deep respect for the elderly and is using his culinary skills to express that respect and appreciation, much to the delight of residents at Atawhai Rest Home.

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