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.
Octacan 201617 May 2016
Filling our foodbank Thursday 23 June, 7:30am - 2:30pm The Octagon, Dunedin Support Octacan by collecting and donating as many cans as you can carry! Get your workplace, team mates, friends and family...
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.
Giving feels good15 April 2016
You know that because you give to Presbyterian Support Otago. But, did you know that tax time now comes with 33.
Holmdene Certification4 March 2016
Holmdene in Balclutha has received its second much-prized four year certification from the Ministry of Health.
Forever Buddies1 March 2016
“Bayli will always be my buddy, even when he’s 30 years old,” says Adrienne. Bayli smiles.
Buddy Programme impresses1 March 2016
As they say, the proof is in the pudding, and that’s certainly the case in the Buddy Programme evaluation report released prior to Christmas.
Enliven1 March 2016
Presbyterian Support Otago has re-named our services for older people “Enliven”. Our community-based, retirement and residential aged care services now fall under this new national brand.
Head in hands1 March 2016
Cathy’s stomach does a nervous flip when she reads her son’s school stationery list.
Where there's a will there's a way1 March 2016
The abundance of natural light, spacious rooms and ensuites, soothing décor and an easy indoor-outdoor flow from almost every room has residents likening the Kirkness Unit at Iona care home,...
Starting over1 March 2016
Family Works staff support women released from New Zealand prisons to settle back into the community.
Success engaging young adults1 March 2016
It’s not easy engaging with young adults who find traditional schooling too hard to deal with.
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.
Care Centre to open in October23 February 2016
Progress on Aspiring Enliven Care Centre adjacent to the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre is on schedule to receive its first residents in early October. The $9.
Locals opting for a taste of home11 February 2016
Dunedin TV popped out to Taieri Court this week to talk with Manager Mary McKay and Presbyterian Support Otago CE Gillian Bremner about how locally supplied Meals on Wheels are...
YouthGrow brings lasting success13 January 2016
Success comes in many guises. The first step towards success for YouthGrow students is finding a place where they fit in, and can thrive.
Maybank Men11 January 2016
Name fifty different models of car. Build a model bi-plane from just a peg and three icecream sticks.
Painting Joy6 January 2016
For Joy St George, resident of St Andrews care home Dunedin, Wednesdays were just another day.
Young people with heart10 December 2015
Four year old Max Ackland, from Dunedin, accompanied his mum, Dana, one day when she volunteered in the Family Works foodbank.
Sharing Christmas joy2 December 2015
People look forward to Christmas every year. Spending time with family and friends, enjoying Christmas treats, and sharing what they have with those they love.
Where there’s a will there’s a way21 October 2015
Presbyterian Support Otago is very fortunate to have strong community support for our work. People give in a variety of ways, one being leaving a gift in their will.