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Magic at Kandahar Home
Magician Zappo entertains the residents of Kandahar Home and Kandahar Court in Masterton.
Magician Zappo entertains the residents of Kandahar Home and Kandahar Court in Masterton.

Kandahar Home and Court are bringing magic to the lives of Wairarapa elders. Literally.

Wairarapa-based magician Zappo recently visited the home to put on an extremely popular show for the elders.

Recreation team leader Di McCuish says the residents thought the show would be a great way to spice up the winter months.

“Winter can mean that we can’t go out as much because of the weather, so we thought bringing a magic show to Kandahar would be a wonderful opportunity to have a special event and do something different – everyone loved it!” says Di.

“The residents thought it was absolutely wonderful. Some of their grandchildren came along to watch which was really nice to see.”

Zappo, a family entertainer, says he created a special show for the event.

“I thought I’d put together a show suited more for older people – it’s fun for the residents, nice and casual and a bit of a laugh,” Zappo explains.

“I used to teach aerobics classes for older people so I’m very familiar with working with the elderly. I’ve learned a lot from seniors over the years and it was great to see the smiles on their faces and their interaction during the show.”

Kandahar Home and sister-site Kandahar Court are both operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provide a full spectrum of aged care including rest home, hospital and dementia care as well as respite and health recovery.

For more information about Kandahar Home and Kandahar Court, located in Lansdowne, Masterton, freephone 0508 ENLIVEN (that’s 0508 36 54 83) or click here.

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