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Thursday September 24, 2015

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Question: What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Connie Tam, Mount Cook

Alex Brge, Newtown

A break from University, as it is really stressful. I go to Massey University to study Geography and Japanese.

More bright sunshine.

Sarah Elford, Kilbirnie To be going away, somewhere in New Zealand on the North Island. We go camping a lot each year, so this year were hoping for bright sunshine!

Pamela Goodchild, Seatown

Jo Gail, Miramar

A holiday overseas to somewhere new we haven’t been before either China or Hawaii.

I’m most looking forward to getting into the garden and straightening it out to see the flowers bloom into colour.

Penny Flaws, Newtown For my children not being sick with winter bugs and seeing our friends who are moving to Wellington.

Kilmarnock Heights Home ‘like family’ Ninety-three-year-old Karaka Bay resident Ida Bale says moving to Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore has been like moving in with family. Moving to a rest home can be stressful for some, but Ida’s found the move a piece of cake. She puts the easy transition down to the fact she’s been spending time at the home for the last nine years – attending the home’s day programme. “I’ve been coming to the day

programme at Kilmarnock a few times a week for the last nine years and I loved every minute of it,” Ida explains. “I had decided long ago that if the time came for me to move into a home then I would come here without a doubt.” Recently, Ida made the decision to move into care in order to give her family peace of mind. “My health over the last few years hasn’t been the best and my son was worrying about me, so I

decided it would be best for him if I moved into a home,” says Ida. “It was an easy decision. This is a very special place, it’s like family.” Ida has now been living at Kilmarnock Heights Home for a month and says it’s like visiting the day programme every day. “We have the best entertainment and activities happening here. They have great insight into what we enjoy. I think that’s part of what makes this place so good,” Ida explains.

“It’s nice having people around – there isn’t a single person here that I don’t get along with. The people and the staff are just great.” Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central. The home embraces an elderdirected philosophy of care called the Eden Alternative which focuses on ensuring elders have every opportunity to have companionship, spontaneity, fun, meaningful activ-

ity and purpose in their lives. Kilmarnock Heights Home provides long term rest home care, as well as short term respite and engaging day activity programme for older people living in their own homes or with family.  To find out more about Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 04 380 2034, email kilmarnockheights@psc. or visit

A life worth living at

Kilmarnock Heights Home Kilmarnock Heights Home is vibrant, welcoming and inviting from the moment you walk through the door. Here, you’ll be supported to maintain your independence and continue with your hobbies, interests and passions. A highlight for many residents is the social life - as well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events. At Kilmarnock Heights Home we can offer rest home care and short term respite, as well as a day guest programme for people living in the community. Call Kilmarnock Heights Home on (04) 380 2034 to find out more.



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