Happy birthday Ross Home

After a year of planning, Ross Home celebrated its 100th birthday during October.

Over 100 people attended and celebrated with Ross Home, including residents and their families and a number of current and previous staff.

Friday began with residenst having the opportunity to share memories and make song requests during the lunch hour. As the evening arrived guests enjoyed drinks and nibbles, amongst plenty of chatter as guests connected, often with other people they hadn’t seen in some years.

The pace changed on Saturday afternoon when guests joined residents and staff for high tea and live entertainment. Many came dressed in period costume, making the home a very colourful space. A cake was cut in each of the five areas of Ross Home, with a resident from each area involved.

The celebrations concluded on Sunday with a church service, followed by a BBQ lunch at Ross Home.

One hundred years ago there were only 28 female residents at Ross Home. Today, Ross Home accommodates 124 residents with varying levels of care — rest-home, hospital and psycho-geriatric hospital.

‘‘Our philosophy today is still very much aligned to 100 years ago. We want residents to enjoy a sense of community, with friends, family, and whanau involvement,’ explains Enliven Director Maurice Burrowes.

Thank you to our sponsors: Acorn Furniture, Antidote Dunedin, Campbell's Butchery, CR Kennedy, Cubro, EBOS, Ecolab, ELS, Maxwell Rogers, Mobility Solution, Spark Energy, Tak Flooring and Trents Wholesale Ltd.

Thank-you to everyone who has been part of Ross Home over the last 100 years.                       


Ross Home Centenary Merchandise: A limited number of our Ross Home Centenary Book, 2019 Ross Home calendar (put together by residents) and other Centenary merchandise is available. Most items are $5 each. Please contact Ross Home reception on (03) 473 0029 about purchasing any items (pick up available only).