Children's creativity on display10 August 2017
Dunedin was host to a national art and writing competition during July; thematically inspired by Mother Teresa's charitable sentiments.
Volunteering brings valuable connection28 July 2017
People volunteer in many different ways at Presbyterian Support Otago. One of the programmes run by Presbyterian Support Otago is Visiting Volunteers.
Presbyterian Support Otago farewells Chief Executive14 July 2017
Today Gillian Bremner has announced her intention to retire, with effect from early next year.
Bev’s a ‘Good Sort’4 July 2017
New Zealanders are known to be great volunteers but few would spend over 10 hours a week, on average, like Bev Chatwin does in Wanaka.
On a Path to Purpose: A Can’s Perspective4 July 2017
My body forms; what was once shapeless silver is now unyielding metal. A cold, hard shell; a container for precious cargo that I shall receive.
Volunteering brings five years of new friendships23 June 2017
John Meek has been involved as a volunteer with our Enliven services in Alexandra for five years.
Community generosity warms our hearts at Octacan 201722 June 2017
The Octacan collection for Presbyterian Support Otago’s Family Works foodbank has been a fantastic success.
Building great relationships with elderly20 June 2017
Marian Ross is a Club Enliven volunteer who takes pride in involving herself in the elderly community.
Buddy enjoys mentoring 7-year-old19 June 2017
Among the many valuable initiatives that Family Works offers the Buddy Programme is special, as it provides adult mentors for children who need additional support.
PSO volunteers contribute over 36,000 hours to Otago communities19 June 2017
Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) relies on the generous support of over 600 volunteers throughout the Otago area, to deliver more than twenty community programmes to almost 10,000 people.
Giving to Presbyterian Support for 30 years16 June 2017
It’s National Volunteer Week and like many organisations Presbyterian Support Otago has always been well supported by volunteers. In fact, almost half of our people are volunteers.
You CAN support Octacan6 June 2017
The annual Octacan collection, in support of Presbyterian Support Otago’s foodbank, is happening on Thursday 22 June.
Requests for help rise, as tempratures drop31 May 2017
With your support, we can limit the effects of winter for many Otago families.
Steampunk celebrated at Shop on Carroll31 May 2017
Anyone who visited Shop on Carroll in May would have found themselves immersed in the extraordinary world of steampunk.
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.