Wednesday April 19, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Are you going to attend Wainuiomata’s Dawn Service on Anzac Day?
Zach Jensen, Wainuiomata
Joanne Bryant, Wainuiomata
Manogaran Solagar, Wainuiomata
Kyle Wilson, Wainuiomata
Gabrielle McIntyre, Wainuiomata
“Yeah, I may, and take my daughter down there.”
“No, it’s too early for me.“
“I`d like to go – I just want to go to meet the people.”
“No I`m working all Anzac Day, I start about 6am.”
“Yeah, just to respect them. I have family that have been in the war.”
Nick Warrington, Wainuiomata “I attend every Anzac Day dawn service – I have since I was in cubs.”
LETTERS to the editor
Observing the road code
Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to news@wsn. co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.
Dear Ed, To all those people who disobey road rules, it’s about time you had a refresher course how to drive properly. What part of the word STOP don’t you understand? Why not go into a Police station and ask a policeman what this word means? He
would say have you got a licence. Are you one of those who drive through a stop sign without stopping? I have seen very close calls over the years at stop and give way signs. People are so careful when they get their licence, and once they pass as full drivers they forget
the road code or don’t care to apply it. One day you may not be so lucky and you might have an encounter with a big truck. I don’t shed tears for idiots. If I used the words I was going to use for you idiots I would get told off by the police, so this is a tame ver-
sion of what I really thought due to an incident the other day when some clown in his 20’s waited until I was near The Strand intersection and pulled right out in front of me. Oh, yeah, he gave me the two-fingered salute. Immature. Peter Wells (abridged)
Woburn Home resident Betty McMillan relaxes in one of Woburn Home’s homely lounge areas.
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A multi-million-dollar makeover is under way at Enliven’s Woburn Home in Lower Hutt. The popular rest home is undergoing renovations to make it look and feel homelier than ever, including the addition of 22 en-suites, revamping lounges and dining areas, and increasing bedroom sizes. Clinical Nurse Manager Anneke Barkwith says the renovations are part of Enliven’s commitment to creating a home where elders feel ‘at home’. “Creating a really ‘domestic’ feel to the home is part of our model of care, the Eden Alternative. After all, for the elders who live here, this is their home so we don’t want it to look or feel clinical like many traditional rest home environments.” She says the current upgrade is just one of a number of initiatives underway. “We’ve already renamed the wings and lounges after streets on a Monopoly board.” The idea came from one of the home’s residents. “Now each resident room has an actual
address, for example their room could be 12 Vine Street, which brings a sense of normality to their lives,” says Anneke. “By changing the way we communicate things like that we can help change how people feel about where they live and their sense of identity. It’s brings more warmth to the home. “A lot of thought has gone into the plans and we’re really excited to see the end result!” Property manager Andrew Hemsley says a huge amount of thought and care has gone into the plans. “The project had been carefully planned and staged in such as way to ensure there’s minimal disruption to the residents,” he explains. “If fact, I think staff and residents are enjoying seeing the progress and looking forward to the end result!” PBA For more information about Woburn Home, located at 57 Wai-iti Crescent in Lower Hutt, call 04 569 6400 or visit www. enlivencentral.org.nz.
Wainuiomata News 19-04-17