Aspiring Enliven Care Centre Opens25 November 2016
On 3 October, our newest care home’s residents moved in. Slowly at first, new residents began to arrive.
The year in review25 November 2016
On 25 October, Presbyterian Support Otago held our 110th Annual General Meeting.
Give a gift for Otago's future25 November 2016
Presbyterian Support has worked side by side with Otago’s residents for 110 years. Together we’ve done some great work and helped a lot of people.
Ross Home National Finalist - 2016 Excellence in Care Awards25 November 2016
On Wednesday 4 October, Ross Home received the National Finalist Award, Community Connections category, at the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Excellence in Care Awards in Auckland.
Volunteers love to volunteer25 November 2016
Over 600 volunteers give their time regularly to Presbyterian Support Otago, clocking up an impressive 36,420 hours over the last 12 months. Why do they do it? Two of our volunteers explain.
PSO AGM 201617 October 2016
All are invited to join staff, volunteers, donors and friends to our organisation's annual general meeting.
Taieri Court one of the best25 August 2016
Providing premium quality care and professional services to residents has earned Taieri Court top certification status from the Ministry of Health.
Be a little bit good25 August 2016
For just $1 a day be a Family Works Guardian Angel and give lasting help to Otago's children and families in need.
Your donation makes a difference25 August 2016
The opening statement of the First Annual Report of the Presbyterian Social Service Association (now Presbyterian Support Otago), for the year ending September 30, 1907 reads:
Instant hit25 August 2016
You know you’re on the right track when eight months after opening, your shelves are bulging and customers are beating a path to your door.
Life goes on25 August 2016
People told her that the old women would quarrel together, but ‘the experiment had been tried in a small way and this had not been the case.
Volunteers at our very foundation25 August 2016
From the day Presbyterian Social Services Association (PSSA) was founded in September 1906 volunteers have been an intrinsic part of our service.
Foodbank: Taking care of the basics25 August 2016
Hares, eggs, honey, fruit and vegetables were donated to our children’s homes in Dunedin from the day they opened.
110 years of care for Otago's children & families in need25 August 2016
Presbyterian Support has been supporting Otago’s children and families since 1906. Whilst our approach has changed over time, our motivation has not.
OCTACAN 2016 breaks record29 June 2016
What a wonderful day it was! On 23 June we held our 8th Octacan event in Dunedin.
Aspiring Enliven jobs seminar success29 June 2016
Five seminars in Wanaka and Cromwell attracted around 140 people interested in working at Aspiring Enliven Care Centre when it opens in October this year.
New buddies18 May 2016
Watching the joy her daughter gained from being an Adult Buddy while a student at the University of Otago several years ago, persuaded Wanaka resident, Linda, to join the Buddy...
Building life skills18 May 2016
Understanding that no matter what your income, there are priorities you need to make if you are to avoid costly consequences.
Not alone in Alexandra18 May 2016
Living alone can offer independence. Living alone, for some older people, can also lead to isolation and loneliness.
Sharing good times17 May 2016
To meet this South Dunedin pair one would think they have been mates from way back.
Homeless in Otago17 May 2016
Homelessness: having no other options to acquire safe, secure housing. And it’s happening right here in Otago.
Stepping stones17 May 2016
“Walking into Stepping Stones for the first time I had no idea what to expect or what I wanted to achieve. I just knew that I had to do something.”
TGRW20161 May 2016
What a great day it was! More than 460 people enjoyed the rare opportunity to walk the Taieri Gorge rail line.
Our volunteers are winners!30 April 2016
Presbyterian Support Otago won the supreme award at the 2016 Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards, 27 April.
Holmdene Certification4 March 2016
Holmdene in Balclutha has received its second much-prized four year certification from the Ministry of Health. This again puts it in the top 10% of New Zealand care homes.
Oamaru's new starts1 March 2016
New starts in life are meant to be positive moves, but for many Family Works’ clients in North Otago that is not the case.
Forever Buddies1 March 2016
“Bayli will always be my buddy, even when he’s 30 years old,” says Adrienne. Bayli smiles.