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Reevedon visits Mr Grumpy
Mr Grumpy cooks with Reevedon Home resident Robin Richardson.
Mr Grumpy cooks with Reevedon Home resident Robin Richardson.

Elders from Reevedon Home and Village in Levin turned to a Kiwi favourite when they put their cooking skills to the test recently.

The home’s Men’s Group got the chance to prepare their own lunch when they visited Mr Grumpy’s Fish N’ Chip shop in Foxton Beach.

Recreation officer Davina Rawiri says Men’s Group embarks on a new adventure each week.

“The ideas for what we do come from the men, plus we get invitations from community organisations and event organisers.”

Reevedon Home resident Robin Richardson says the infamous Mr Grumpy isn’t so grumpy after all.

“He’s a lovely guy – although they call him Mr Grumpy, you wouldn’t get anybody with a better temper!”

Robin says the trip to Mr Grumpy’s was a unique experience that brought back fond memories.

“I really enjoyed it. I owned a tea room in Masterton for 12 years and we made fish and chips there. Barbara, my wife, was the cook and my daughter and her friend worked alongside us.”

Davina says the group is helping to foster friendships, spark reminiscing about life experiences, increase the men’s confidence and give them opportunities to try new things.

“It has given the men more opportunities to get out and about in their local community. They interact with people of all ages, from all walks of life, and take part in spontaneous activities. It’s a lot of fun.”

Reevedon Home and neighbouring Reevedon Village are both operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central.

For more information about Reevedon Home and Village in Salisbury Street in Levin, free phone 0508 36 54 83 (that’s 0508 ENLIVEN) or click here. 

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