News & Views

New leader at Duart Home

Susan McDade has recently joined Oceania as Duart Rest Home's new Business and Care Manager. With new ideas and a spring in her step, she is eager to push Duart to the very top of the ranks as Hawkes Bay's preferred rest home.

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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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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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Get ready for the nasty flu season

Winter is fast approaching, and with that, comes the dreaded flu season. Keep yourself and loved ones healthy during these forthcoming colder months by being mindful of a few small things.

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Building shelters in orchards

To honour our Anzacs, the Activities team at Gracelands listened to and transcribed their residents often harrowing stories about the war. Here resident Shirley Williams recounts her childhood memories.

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Care Suites could be an answer

A Care Suite provides the best of both worlds for Suzanne who is in many ways still independent but needs a bit of extra support.

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War medals go on after 72-year wait

Better late than never, Veteran Norman Streeter receives his war medals at the age of 95.

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