Cultivate - Sharing rewards everyone

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Sharing rewards everyone

Living life a little alternatively Knox Home is a little different from what you might immediately think. First and foremost, Knox is a care home and hospital in Epsom, Auckland for elders and those younger who live with physical disability. Importantly though, we’re an Eden Alternative™ home. In 2014, we became New Zealand’s first home to be fully registered. The little differences you’ll find at Knox are the things that make a big difference to the lives of Knox residents. As a charitable trust with over 100 years of service to the Auckland community, Knox knows what it’s like to be a little alternative and we understand what it takes to provide superior care and attention. Our focus is on enriching lives and combating loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The Eden Alternative principles are extremely important to us, so that’s why we recognise every day as a gift. Our mission is to make sure we add to the fulfilment and enjoyment of every single one.

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10 Ranfurly Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023 PO Box 74060, Greenlane, Auckland 1546 Telephone 09 523 3119

Your opportunities can help us to involve everyone Growing old or changes in physical ability shouldn’t prevent anyone from connecting with others, contributing to the community or continuing to grow. Everyone can give and receive. Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital’s Cultivate programme develops links and relationships with a wide range of community groups and organisations so that Knox residents can be meaningfully involved in the world they live.

We should not speak about disability, but about enhancing our abilities. Some people have lost their voice. For me, my voice is my blessing. I got depressed about no longer working, AND I tried to fight it. I felt I couldn’t offer anything. So I started volunteering to test my abilities. You doubt yourself, but I challenged myself. I can teach, I can use my voice to make a difference.


Residents may want to help others, learn a new skill, take up or reinvigorate a hobby, join a special interest group, perform a kind deed, give someone a surprise or simply experience something new. We know that the community will benefit from the additional diversity that Knox residents bring. And don’t for a moment think that Knox residents need patronising because of their age or disability. These are motivated, interesting individuals like the rest of us whose lives can be enhanced by your inclusion. We’re not asking for care assistance, simply the opportunities to share with residents.

Like everyone, Knox residents have interests and ambitions, bucket lists and dreams. Cultivate brings together the opportunities for them to do what they want to. It may be a regular thing or a oneoff arrangement but every experience makes a big difference to the lives of those participating.

Knox is an Eden Alternative home absolutely committed to a little more loving, understanding, care and companionship with as much fun and laughter as possible. We know that growing old isn’t necessarily about decline, rather an opportunity for continued growth and wellbeing. We look forward to your support. Please contact our Community Partnerships Manager.