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Reevedon Home now has a bloke’s club

Reevedon Home now has a bloke’s club

Reevedon Home resident Frank Williamson with one of the kids.

The men of Reevedon Home have formed their very own bloke’s club and they’re on the hunt for local hobby groups and volunteers to share their interests.

The men’s group aims to unite the male residents of Reevedon Home and take part in male-focused activities together, explains Reevedon Home recreation officer Davina Rawiri.

“It’s about having companionship, shared interests and getting out and about in the community,” says Davina.

The group takes trips around the region looking specifically at things that interest members of the group.

“We’ve been going out to do different things in the community, such as visiting the Horowhenua Hunting club, the Levin Model Railway Club, and we went to a local goat farm to learn about the milking process,” says Davina.

“The men have really enjoyed the outings so far and the banter they have together is so funny, they’re a lot more polite when the ladies are around!”

She says during the goat farm visit the men became so fond of the kid goats that they wanted to take one back to Reevedon Home with them.

“At one point I didn’t think we’d be able to get back in the van to go home without a little goat coming with us!

“It was a great day out and we’re really looking forward to our next trip, which is four-wheel driving.”

Davina says the men’s group is looking for male hobby and interest groups in Horowhenua that are willing to share their interests with the men.

“If you have a workshop that we can visit, or are part of a local male-focused group and wouldn’t mind showing us your hobby or project then we’d love to hear from you.”

Reevedon Home is also looking for male volunteers to visit and spend time with the residents.

“Having that male companionship is really important. It could be playing a card game together, playing pool or darts in our new men’s shed, or simply having a chat.”

Reevedon Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home care, respite and a stimulating day programme.

For more information about Reevedon Home, located at 37 Salisbury Street in Levin, or to express your interest in hosting the men’s group or volunteering, call the home directly on 06 368 7900 or click here.

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