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Line dancing with Enliven
Cashmere's line dancing group performs for Longview Home.
Cashmere’s line dancing group performs for Longview Home.

The heel kicking, country-western line dancing group from Enliven’s Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home in Johnsonville is putting on a show for it’s sister sites.

Recently eight Enliven staff members from Cashmere, along with their line dancing instructor, ventured to sister-site Longview Home to show off their dancing talents.

Aileen Oliver, manager of Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home, says the line dancing group began as a team building activity and has grown into a popular pastime for staff and residents alike.

“It’s great exercise, a way for our staff members to bond, plus it’s entertaining and something we can share with our residents and encourage them to join in if they can,” says Aileen.

“We practice once a week and started doing little performances for our residents. They have fun watching us, so we thought we’d visit other Enliven homes and do the same for their residents and staff and encourage them to try it for themselves.”

Longview Home manager Olwyn Cunningham says Longview’s residents and staff enjoyed the line dancing performance and are looking forward to the next one.

“Our residents enjoyed watching them – they were tapping their feet to the music and thought the staff from Cashmere did a great job,” says Olwyn.

Enliven is part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central and provides a range of residential care services including rest home, hospital, health recovery, and respite from its five Wellington homes.

Enliven’s Wellington homes include Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home in Johnsonville, Longview Home in Tawa, Huntleigh Home in Karori, Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore and Woburn Home in Lower Hutt.

For more information about Enliven’s homes and services call 0508 ENLIVEN (that’s 0508 36 54 83) or click here.

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