Message from Jo

What an extraordinary year this has been. Life for all of us changed in the most unpredictable ways. As we head towards the Christmas season, I have been reflecting on the year just gone. Many people had to reach out for help for the first time in their lives, as jobs were lost or hours reduced. Older people living in our Enliven homes were unable to see their loved ones in person for many weeks. Many of us dealt with feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, especially at the start of the COVID period.

Throughout this challenging time, it has been heartening to see how our staff, volunteers, donors, residents and clients have supported each other. Together, you have created a more resilient community. Although there is always more work to be done, particularly for the vulnerable in our community, I would like to thank you all for the important part you play in improving life for those in need.

I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, blessed Christmas.

Jo Rowe

CEO Presbyterian Support Otago