Wednesday August 30, 2017
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you want to be doing?
Emma McAuliffe, Wellington City “I would want to be traveling the world.”
Ken Okada, Korokoro “I would be focusing on exporting wine to Japan.”
Richelle Okada, Korokoro “I would be teaching English.”
Oscar Jay, Houghton Bay “I would want to be doing archeology.”
Nicole Naucabalavu, Karori “Staying on a tropical island out of touch with the world, living off the land and sea.”
Josh Briggs, Wainuiomata “I would most likely have a role in the community sector supporting young people and families to access housing.”
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Parking problems Dear Editor, Every time I go to Countdown I see cars parked on strange angles. Some drivers are so bad at parking they take up two car parks. Maybe they need to go back to basic driving and how to park a car or any vehicle. I see some ignorant sods still park in disability car parks without disability cards. It’s very selfish to take up a disability park when you don’t have a disability these people who have disabilities have
to pay for those cards. Start thinking of others, don’t just try and use the closest car park near the door way just because it’s raining. Those car parks are near the door way for those with disabilities not for inconsiderate bad drivers. Most drivers these days just drive in on any angle climb out and leave the car how they parked it. They don’t even look to see how far over the white line they are. Don’t the driving schools teach young
people how to park these days? In my days, parking was part of the test. If you couldn’t park, you failed and there are lots of people who are good drivers who can back me up on that statement. If you can’t park properly you are a hazard to other drivers on the road. One other matter, the speed around Countdown is 5kph – not 50kph! Yours sincerely, Peter Wells Wainuiomata (Abridged)
Enliven’s new Woburn Home manager passionate about putting residents first Enliven’s Woburn Home and Apartments has a new manager, Ginni Scott, and she’s passionate about putting residents first and building elder-centred communities. “I like to spend time with the elders wherever possible and do everything in my power to ensure they have the best possible quality of life.” Ginni has worked extensively in aged residential care and the mental health sector in a variety of roles. She is an experienced health service manager and a registered mental health nurse. She was attracted to Enliven’s Woburn Home because of its positive, personcentred culture. “Woburn Home and Apartments is run by Enliven, part of Presbyterian Support Central; it’s well-established and has a great reputation in the community, so I knew it would be a fun and positive place to work,” says Ginni. “I also love Enliven’s philosophy, which is based on the elder-centred Eden Alternative model of care. It takes a really holistic view of elders’ wellbeing and champions their independence and choice.” Presbyterian Support Central’s Enliven service was voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted in Aged Care and Retirement Villages in the 2017 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey. “Clearly that says a lot about the way the organisation interacts with and supports
Woburn Home welcomes new manager Ginni Scott. PHOTO: Supplied.
the people it cares for, as well as family, staff and the community,” says Scott. As manager, she hopes to use her diverse range of skills, experiences and interests to ensure Enliven’s values are embedded in practice at Woburn Home. “Aged care is a sector I’m really passionate about. I’m really enjoying getting to know the residents, their families and the staff better, and working together to do the very best by our residents.” For more information about Enliven, including Woburn Home and Retirement Apartments, visit www.enlivencentral. org.nz or phone the friendly team on 04 569 6400 PBA
Wainuiomata News 30-08-17