Wednesday June 7, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What is your favourite thing about winter?
Jacquie Reece, CBD “The cool clothes.”
Zaina Kiani, Johnsonville “Sitting beside the heater to get warm.”
Zamina Kiani, Johnsonville ”Staying at home.”
Felipe Cecilio, Newlands “Winter sports.”
Denzil Fernando, Newlands “I wish it was warmer.”
Dexter Smith, Tawa “I get to wear sweaters and jumpers, they are my favourite clothes.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville two adjoining houses in Arapiko Street have been subject to a stone throwing attack over a two day period. Most of the rocks thrown have hit the walls and roofs of the houses but one smashed a window at the rear of one house. Recorded film footage is with the police. In Newlands a car parked in the driveway of a house in Black Rock Road was found on fire.
The owner and a neighbour put the fire out with a hose. It was initially thought to have been caused by an electrical fault in the vehicle but later a melted petrol container was discovered at the seat of the fire under the vehicle. An insecure garage door at a house in Robert Street allowed intruders to help themselves to items inside. Some stolen items were located nearby including some which appear
to have come from burglaries committed elsewhere. A green Mazda Capella saloon parked locked and secure overnight in the driveway of a house in Fitzpatrick Street was stolen. An intruder entered the garden of a house in Colchester Crescent and stole a hose and its fittings. In Khandallah a silver Mazda Bounty utility vehicle parked locked and secure overnight outside a house in Lucknow
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Terrace was stolen. The vehicle contained a quantity of hunting and fishing related items. In Crofton Downs a house in Winston Street was entered although the means of entry are not known. There are no sings of force having been used. A bedroom and lounge were searched and a quantity of electronic items, including a large TV, a laptop computer and associated equipment, three iPads, a video
camera and speaker were stolen. In Kaiwharawhara a house in Rangiora Avenue was broken into by climbing through a bedroom window. Bedrooms were searched and electronic items targeted. Two silver Apple Macbooks, an iPad, an LED TV and monitor, a PS4, a DSLR camera and two lens, two NZ passports, a UK passport, and a quantity of NZ and foreign cash were stolen.
Setting straight rest home misconceptions Cashmere Home resident Lilian Riley is encouraging locals to throw their preconceptions about rest homes out the window, because Enliven is doing things differently. Enliven’s Cashmere Home and sister-site Cashmere Heights Home, located on Helston Road in Johnsonville, provide rest home and hospital care, as well as respite and health recovery. Lilian says while she was tentative about rest home life at first, she’s pleasantly surprised by how much she is enjoying living at Cashmere Home. “My daughter was having surgery last December so I came here [Cashmere Home] for respite to try and make life a bit easier for her. I had looked around a few rest homes and Cashmere was my choice,” Lilian explains. “I’m now living here permanently and it’s a great life. I’m having a ball here!” For Lilian, the team at Cashmere is what sets the home apart from the rest. “The patience and care they show me is just incredible. They’re always courteous, helpful and kind, and the medical care is tremendous,” says Lilian. “They allow you the freedom to do what you can. If you’re really keen to do something, they will try to make it work. They try to make the impossible possible, and I think that’s incredible.” Lilian says there’s also plenty to do at Cashmere Home. “You would be surprised by how short of time I am here – I’m always doing something,” she explains. “My friends come to see me and say I look like I’m enjoying myself here, and I truly
Cashmere Home resident Lilian Riley says she’s enjoying every moment at the Johnsonville rest home.
am. I have a lot of fun and I think I’m quite fortunate to be here.” Presbyterian Support Central’s Enliven brand was recently voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted in Aged Care and Retirement Villages in the independently commissioned Readers Digest 2017 Most Trusted Brands Survey. For more information about Cashmere Home, or sister-site Cashmere Heights Home, which both provide rest home, hospital and health recovery care, call 04 477 7067 or visit www.enlivencentral.org. nz. PBA
Independent Herald 07-06-17