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Capturing memories at Enliven homes

Capturing memories at Enliven homes

Residents enjoy a high tea while the photographer snaps away.
Residents enjoy a high tea while the photographer snaps away.

Don’t be surprised if you see the residents of Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home adorning the pages of the newspaper or perhaps even a glossy magazine.

Professional photographer Mike Heydon, from Jet Productions, was in Berhampore to take photos of residents, staff and volunteers at the rest home recently.

“I think everyone had a great time – even those who were a little camera shy at first,” says External Relations Manager Alisha Kennedy.

The photos will be used in brochures, flyers, advertisements and websites for Enliven, including Kilmarnock Heights Home.

“It’s important to Enliven that we capture real moments, with real people who really love living at Enliven homes,” says Alisha.

“Residents and their friends and family are invited to take part in Enliven photo shoots, and there’s always a crowd of willing participants.”

She explains that residents’ involvement with photo shoots fits nicely with Enliven’s philosophy of care, called the Eden Alternative.

The Eden principles touch on ideas such as variety and spontaneity, companionship, continuing hobbies and meaningful activity.

“The key thing about Eden is that it’s elder-directed, and is all about ensuring older people have companionship and meaning in their lives.”

Kilmarnock Heights Home is one of six Wellington homes operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and specialises in rest home and respite care.

Click here to find out more about Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore.

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