Benefits of a Buddy11 January 2019
‘A seed that fell from a tree in autumn, can one day grow to be a tree itself in spring.’
Thanks for your support in 201817 December 2018
2018 has been a busy, fulfilling and inspiring year for Presbyterian Support Otago staff and volunteers.
Countless hours given by volunteers every year3 December 2018
Over 600 people volunteer with Presbyterian Support Otago, and they contribute almost 60,000 hours every year.
Generous donation makes an impact in Central Otago30 November 2018
At this time of the year Family Works is preparing to support over 220 families across Otago, helping to make sure they can have a Christmas season to celebrate.
Generous giving comes in many shapes and sizes30 November 2018
Gift-giving is an important tradition during the Christmas season for many; it is a way to demonstrate care between friends and family and is the source of smiles on the...
New faces in our fundraising team30 November 2018
We’ve recently welcomed two new Fundraising team members - Jude and Hannah.
Spotlight on Wanaka30 November 2018
Wanaka is one of the beautiful towns in Central Otago. It was founded in the 19th Century during the Gold Rush.
Life membership presented30 November 2018
A highlight at our 2018 Annual General Meeting in October was the presentation of a Life Membership Award to Rev Dennis Povey.
Happy birthday Ross Home30 November 2018
After a year of planning, Ross Home celebrated its 100th birthday during October.
Send a teen to the movies30 November 2018
Teenagers can be hard to buy for, and are often the ones who can miss out when finances are challenging.
Kids continue to stock the bus30 November 2018
Stock the Bus 2018 was a hit! With nine stops on our route, we needed two buses this year to have enough room for all the generous donations.
Buddy team are community award winners30 November 2018
The Buddy Programme teams in Central Otago and Wanaka, and also in South Otago, were announced as category winners at the Trustpower Community Awards in October.
Twenty five years of support30 November 2018
Ron Sinclair has spent the last 25 years forging relationships with our supporters in Central and South Otago.
National winners at Iona30 November 2018
Iona Enliven Care Home in Oamaru was announced as category winner at the 2018 NZACA / EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards as part of the NZ Aged Care Association Conference.
Rev Dennis Povey awarded Life Membership26 October 2018
Congratulations to Rev Dennis Povey, who was awarded Life Membership of Presbyterian Support Otago at the Annual General Meeting this week.
Celebrating a Century of Care - Ross Home15 October 2018
This article was published in The Star on Thursday 11 October.
Iona is a great place for international staff13 September 2018
Iona Enliven Care Home in Oamaru was thrilled to be announced as a category winner during at the 2018 NZACA / EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards at the NZ...
Making a difference to bring a balance27 August 2018
Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft gave the illustration of a young person's life being like a four legged chair – home, school, friends, and community are the legs.
Helping kids gain essential life skills27 August 2018
Over a dozen group programmes happen across Otago each year, making a positive difference in the lives of many children.
Sharing songs, making music27 August 2018
Each Saturday morning Ting Choo heads to St Andrews Care Home in South Dunedin where she volunteers, playing the piano and interacting with many of the 78 residents.
Alexandra in the spotlight27 August 2018
In Central Otago, located on the banks of the Clutha River on State Highway 8, 188 kilometres by road from Dunedin, lies Alexandra.
Lives changed as gardens grow27 August 2018
YouthGrow is one of our Family Works programmes in Dunedin. They provide an environment where young people grow and learn, based in a working nursery.
Celebrating a century27 August 2018
Ross Home is counting down to celebrating their centenary in October 2018.
Donations flood in for Octacan27 August 2018
Take a chance, make a change, add a little something; and you can have an impact on the life of a stranger.
Potatoes with positivity on the side27 August 2018
A fellow student told Sarah Chatsfield she should always “make this moment yours”. Sarah has never forgotten this advice.
Handing on pre-loved items27 August 2018
Spring is here, and the change in season is an inspiration for many to do a little spring cleaning around the home.
Hands up for help27 August 2018
When life is full of challenges, and the way forward seems unclear, it can be the helping hand of others that brings clarity and direction.
App bringing helpful info to older people’s fingertips23 July 2018
Presbyterian Support Otago is excited to be progressing with the development of an app that is designed to make information about the services, resources, and programmes for older people in...
Connecting with the community to celebrate a century18 July 2018
Ross Home is counting down to celebrating their centenary which are happening over Labour Weekend, in October 2018.
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