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Fun for all at Reevedon Rave

Fun for all at Reevedon Rave

Reevedon residents Betty and Stan Goston dance the night away.
Reevedon residents Betty and Stan Goston dance the night away.

Residents of Reevedon Home and Village dressed to impress and danced the night away at the inaugural Reevedon Rave in July 2015.

Enliven’s Reevedon Home in Levin hosted their very own winter wonderland themed event, which was attended by 80 people.

Gloria Hakkens attended the Reevedon Rave with her mum and dad, Reevedon Home and Village residents Betty and Stan Goston, and says the night was one to remember.

“It was so beautiful, my sister and I helped mum get ready and dad came over to pick her up – all dressed up with his red bow tie,” says Gloria.

“They used to go to dances together when they were younger so it was so special for them. It has been a highlight of mum and dad’s time at Reevedon.”

Betty moved to Reevedon Home early this year and Stanley followed shortly after, moving to Reevedon Retirement Village next door, Gloria explains.

“It’s been a huge change in their lives with mum needing to move to a rest home, but Reevedon is wonderful for them.”

Gloria says the most important aspect is that her mum and dad can still live as a couple.

“They’ve been married for 62 years and it’s absolutely wonderful that he can be near her. They’re not much more than 50 metres away from each other,” says Gloria.

“Dad goes over to the home every Sunday for a roast dinner, mum can stay with dad if she wants, and mum’s medical care is taken care of.”

The Reevedon Rave went off without a hitch thanks to the generous volunteers and supporters, explains Reevedon recreation officer Davina Rawiri.

“It wasn’t a ticketed event so we’re so thankful to all the local businesses and volunteers who helped out.”

Enliven’s Reevedon Home and Village would like to thank Party Hire Levin, Bob Ward and his rock n roll crew, ballroom dancers Emily Kohing and Alan Field, DJ Shane, Bubs and family singers, Levin Performing Arts Society, Levin Little Theatre Society, Levin Waiopehu Lioness Club, Countdown, New World, Photographer Gary Briggs, Super Liquor Levin, the Trellis Centre, Horowhenua College, Paula’s Furniture Store, Dollar City, Reevedon’s hairdresser Beth, Haven Beauty Therapy, Tsar Nails, Shirley Isaac, Colette Jansen, the Solomon family, Levin Home for War Veterans, and Reevedon’s families, friends and volunteers.

Reevedon Home and Reevedon Retirement Village are operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provide independent retirement living and rest home care in the heart of Levin.

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