The Linen Lady makes her mark25 January 2017
In just four short years the generosity of one lady and her TradeMe account has meant our Family Works food bank has received just shy of $23,000.
Books to brighten a day20 January 2017
On a Wednesday afternoon Miriam Vollweiler finishes work early. It’s not so that she can head home to put her feet up. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
A little time makes a big difference18 January 2017
Meet Georgia Crutchley. Georgia lives in Balclutha and has volunteered as an Adult Buddy with the Family Works Buddy Programme for the last six months.
Get your tickets for the Taieri Gorge Rail Walk - Sunday 7th May 201715 January 2017
Our Family Works Youth Buddy Programme is thrilled to be named as the recipient for the Taieri Gorge Rail Walk 2017. Tickets are $59 per person and must be booked prior to the day.
Merry Christmas from Presbyterian Support Otago16 December 2016
It's been a busy, fulfilling and inspiring year for Presbyterian Support Otago staff and volunteers.
Managing your money over Christmas2 December 2016
The holiday period can be a great family time, but it can be very stressful.
Countdown to Christmas28 November 2016
Every family looks forward to Christmas. It is a time of joy, togetherness and celebration.
Are you a little bit good?28 November 2016
Thank you to everyone who signs up as a Family Works Guardian Angel this Christmas.
Let’s Pack the bus together25 November 2016
Huge thanks to The Breeze Dunedin who are partnering with us in the lead up to Christmas with the fantastic Pack The Bus initiative!
Blooming success at YouthGrow25 November 2016
YouthGrow is one of Family Works’ most successful programmes.
New Financial Capability training service25 November 2016
Presbyterian Support Otago’s Family Works service was recently awarded a government contract to provide budgeting and financial literacy training at locations across Otago.
Aspiring Enliven Care Centre Opens25 November 2016
On 3 October, our newest care home’s residents moved in. Slowly at first, new residents began to arrive.
The year in review25 November 2016
On 25 October, Presbyterian Support Otago held our 110th Annual General Meeting.
Give a gift for Otago's future25 November 2016
Presbyterian Support has worked side by side with Otago’s residents for 110 years. Together we’ve done some great work and helped a lot of people.
Ross Home National Finalist - 2016 Excellence in Care Awards25 November 2016
On Wednesday 4 October, Ross Home received the National Finalist Award, Community Connections category, at the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Excellence in Care Awards in Auckland.
Volunteers love to volunteer25 November 2016
Over 600 volunteers give their time regularly to Presbyterian Support Otago, clocking up an impressive 36,420 hours over the last 12 months. Why do they do it? Two of our volunteers explain.
PSO AGM 201617 October 2016
Tuesday 25 October, refreshments from 5pm Burns Hall, First Church, Moray Place Dunedin All are invited to join staff, volunteers, donors and friends to our organisation's annual general meeting.
Taieri Court one of the best25 August 2016
Providing premium quality care and professional services to residents has earned Taieri Court top certification status from the Ministry of Health.
Be a little bit good25 August 2016
For just $1 a day be a Family Works Guardian Angel and give lasting help to Otago's children and families in need. Click here and start today.
Your donation makes a difference25 August 2016
The opening statement of the First Annual Report of the Presbyterian Social Service Association (now Presbyterian Support Otago), for the year ending September 30, 1907 reads: It is with great gratitude...
Instant hit25 August 2016
You know you’re on the right track when eight months after opening, your shelves are bulging and customers are beating a path to your door.
Life goes on25 August 2016
People told her that the old women would quarrel together, but ‘the experiment had been tried in a small way and this had not been the case.
Volunteers at our very foundation25 August 2016
From the day Presbyterian Social Services Association (PSSA) was founded in September 1906 volunteers have been an intrinsic part of our service.
Foodbank: Taking care of the basics25 August 2016
Hares, eggs, honey, fruit and vegetables were donated to our children’s homes in Dunedin from the day they opened.
110 years of care for Otago's children & families in need25 August 2016
Presbyterian Support has been supporting Otago’s children and families since 1906. Whilst our approach has changed over time, our motivation has not.
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.