Playgroup with a twist31 May 2017
An unusual Oamaru playgroup celebrated its 23rd birthday in April, with people of all ages on hand to mark the occasion.
Spectacular views enjoyed in Taieri Gorge30 May 2017
The sun was shining, the views were incredible, and people went home very happy! Tickets sold out early, and more than 460 people enjoyed the rare opportunity to walk the Taieri...
Representing Dunedin at the National Community Awards30 May 2017
Presbyterian Support Otago was the Dunedin representative at the Trustpower National Community Awards, held in Rotorua in March.
Countdown to Octacan30 May 2017
We only have a few short weeks until the annual Octacan collection in Dunedin’s Octagon on Thursday 22 June.
Footpath puts brakes on residents30 May 2017
Natalie Hill loves her life at Holmdene Enliven care home in Balclutha. There is just one frustration.
Igniting a spark of life30 May 2017
We asked for your support to introduce Spark of Life to our Enliven care homes in the last edition of People.
Foodbank donation leads to work experience30 May 2017
Otago Girls’ High School Year 12 student, Tamsyn Lawrence, wasn’t in the classroom for the first week of April.
Supporting people through the winter months30 May 2017
As the winter months arrive, the number of people who look to us for help increases dramatically across all of our services.
Presbyterian Support’s service, Enliven, most trusted Aged Care provider23 May 2017
Presbyterian Support (Enliven) has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Aged Care and Retirement Villages Brand.
Filling our foodbank16 May 2017
Thursday 22 June, 7:30am - 2:30pm Lower Octagon, Dunedin Support Octacan by collecting and donating as many cans as you can carry! Get your workplace, team mates, friends and family together and...
Four new residents welcomed into expanded Ranui Court Retirement Village15 May 2017
Four Alexandra residents are very excited to have a change of address this month, when they move into four new units that have opened at Ranui Court Retirement Village in...
Shop on Carroll celebrating steampunk15 May 2017
Step into Shop on Carroll between 8 – 20 May and you’ll find yourself immersed in the extraordinary world of steampunk.
Knitting keeps Noelene busy9 May 2017
St Andrews care home (Dunedin) resident Noelene Perkins spends time each day relaxing in her sunny room with knitting needles in hand.
Knitted toys are made with love1 May 2017
Marie Myhill has called St Andrews care home in Dunedin her home for the last eighteen months.
Aged care provider Enliven says pay equity a game changer18 April 2017
MEDIA STATEMENT Aged-care service provider, Enliven, is welcoming the recently announced pay increase for care and support workers.
Winning volunteers at Presbyterian Support Otago27 March 2017
Presbyterian Support Otago was thrilled to participate in the 2016 Trustpower National Community Awards, held at Rotorua Lakes over the weekend.
Dementia increase sparks action28 February 2017
Right now, two out of three people in New Zealand are affected in some way by dementia. Almost 60,000 kiwis have received a diagnosis (Alzheimer’s New Zealand 2015).
Community Generosity Shines at Christmas28 February 2017
In the last three months we’ve had Christmas, summer holidays and back to school for 2017.
Student gives us a lesson28 February 2017
St Hilda student Mille Dickson (pictured with social worker Nick Callaghan) stopped in at Family Works in January with a very generous donation.
YouthGrow impresses local MP28 February 2017
Dunedin North MP David Clark spent a Friday morning at YouthGrow and was very impressed with what he found.
Carolyn is ready to chat28 February 2017
New year, new face! We are very pleased to introduce Carolyn Sims as Presbyterian Support Otago’s new Supporter Liaison.
Bowling them over in Oamaru9 February 2017
Every Monday afternoon the Iona Chapel, Iona care home Oamaru, is full of noise.
Step back in time for Vintage Month3 February 2017
Are you, or is someone you know, an avid vintage shopper? For the month of March we transform Shop on Carroll into a 1930s vintage store.
Helping each other, learning together26 January 2017
As children head back to school for 2017 we’re opening the doors to begin a number of Presbyterian Support Family Works programmes that will run for this year.
The Linen Lady makes her mark25 January 2017
In just four short years the generosity of one lady and her TradeMe account has meant our Family Works food bank has received just shy of $23,000.
Books to brighten a day20 January 2017
On a Wednesday afternoon Miriam Vollweiler finishes work early. It’s not so that she can head home to put her feet up. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
A little time makes a big difference18 January 2017
Meet Georgia Crutchley. Georgia lives in Balclutha and has volunteered as an Adult Buddy with the Family Works Buddy Programme for the last six months.
Get your tickets for the Taieri Gorge Rail Walk - Sunday 7th May 201715 January 2017
Our Family Works Youth Buddy Programme is thrilled to be named as the recipient for the Taieri Gorge Rail Walk 2017. Tickets are $59 per person and must be booked prior to the day.
Merry Christmas from Presbyterian Support Otago16 December 2016
It's been a busy, fulfilling and inspiring year for Presbyterian Support Otago staff and volunteers.
Managing your money over Christmas2 December 2016
The holiday period can be a great family time, but it can be very stressful.