Enliven | Positive Ageing Services

We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age

Kandahar Home, Masterton
  • Rooms available now
  • Warm, welcoming and vibrant
  • Rest home, hospital and dementia care services
  • Respite and convalescent care

Enliven Central’s Kandahar Home is situated on spacious grounds in Roberts Road, Lansdowne, Masterton. Residents enjoy the home’s character features and warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The Kandahar difference

Enliven Central embraces the Eden Alternative – an elder-directed model of care. At Kandahar you’ll be supported to maintain your independence and routines, and to continue with your hobbies, interests and passions.

Your pet is welcome to move in with you if it ‘gets on’ with other people and animals and your grandchildren and other family are always welcome to visit. If you’re a gardener we have plenty of space and if you’re a cook, our chef is always looking for a helping hand! There is also a high level of family and community involvement at Kandahar Home. Residents are welcome to entertain visitors at any time – there are no set visiting hours here!

Read more about the Eden Alternative.

Enjoy the social life

A highlight for many residents is the social life. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Kandahar Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making for a varied social calendar. The constantly changing programme includes activities such as sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, arts, craft, picnics and meals out. Residents are encouraged to invite their family and friends to enjoy the various lounges, gardens and courtyards, or join them for a meal. This can be served either in one of the lounges, in the shared dining room or in the privacy of your room.

Your place. Your space.

 Josephine’s collected hundreds of stuffed toys during her lifetime, and decorated her room at Kandahar with them.
Josephine’s collected hundreds of stuffed toys during her lifetime, and decorated her room at Kandahar with them.

At Kandahar Home you’ll enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and lovely grounds and gardens. But of course, you’ll also have your own private room. This is your space.

The refurbished rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.

Our people

Kandahar Home staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace an elder-directed philosophy of care.

We have nurses on-duty 24-hours-a-day. The home’s GP (from Masterton Medical Centre) visits at least twice a week and we are in regular contact to ensure all clinical needs are met. Of course, if you have other health needs, such as physiotherapy, we’re usually able to arrange for a health professional to visit you at Kandahar Home.

Rest Home

Kandahar Home’s rest home level care provides you with the very best in clinical care in an engaging and caring environment.

Read what Melva has to say about Kandahar Home.


Kandahar Home’s hospital level services are similar to rest home care, but focus on supporting residents with complex clinical needs.

Dementia care

Kandahar Home caters for people with varying degrees of memory loss or dementia. However, if you need a more secure place to keep you safe from wandering Kandahar Home’s sister site Kandahar Court is able to provide that. Enliven’s nearby Kandahar Court is a purpose-built home for people with dementia. It includes secure gardens and courtyards so you can enjoy the outdoors while staying safely within the grounds.

Day activity programme)

The day programme, sometimes referred to as the Kandahar Club, been designed for older people in the Wairarapa community who are still living in their own homes.

The programme will give you opportunities to socialise with others at a similar stage in life and take part in a variety of fun and engaging activities. Activities include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, arts, craft, music and cooking.

Kandahar Home’s day programme runs Monday to Friday.

Respite and Convalescent Care

Enliven’s Kandahar Home also welcomes older people who require short term care and support. This may be when your usual carer or family member needs a break or following surgery or illness.

During your stay, you’ll enjoy your own furnished room, shared lounges and delicious meals in the dining room or your room. You’re also invited to take part in any of the social activities and residents outings.

Accessing our services

Accessing any of our services is easy. You can be referred by a doctor or Needs Assessment Agency, such as FOCUS, or you can call us directly.

Our services can be paid for privately, or you may be eligible for a subsidy from Wairarapa District Health Board.

Read more about rest home care subsidies.

Contact us

Manager: Peter Newman
Address: 8 Roberts Road, Masterton
Phone: 06 370 0447
Fax: 06 370 9270
Email: kandahar@psc.org.nz


Eden registered
Rest Home
24-hour nursing care
63 bedrooms
Social Club (Day Activity Programme)

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