Celebrating a century

Ross Home is counting down to celebrating their centenary in October 2018.

Ross Home is the oldest Presbyterian Support owned care home in New Zealand. It was named after Sir John Ross, who donated a ten-acre block of valuable land in 1916.

When the home opened in 1818, there were 28 female residents. This has grown significantly, and the five wings are now home for 124 residents. An additional 10 cottages surround Ross Home, and the people who live in these are an active part of the community.

Margaret Pearce, Ross Home Manager, is proud of the role that Ross Home plays in North East Valley community, where it is located.

“We’ve always been well connected to the community with various local school and groups coming into the home. I’m particularly pleased with the strong relationship we have with the training providers, and the contribution of many students that spend time at Ross Home every year. In the last 24 months, around 240 students have been part of our team.”

The Ross Home centenary will be celebrated over Labour Weekend (19 - 21 October 2018). The community, and those with a previous association with Ross Home, are invited to attend.

The centenary weekend programme is available here. Registrations to attend the weekend are $20 per person.

For more information about the centenary celebrations, or to register to attend, call in to Ross Home at 360 North Rd, or phone 03 473 0029.