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Retire to Kandahar

Retire to Kandahar

Kandahar retirement rental unit resident Norma Hooper.
Kandahar retirement rental unit resident Norma Hooper.

Stress-free retirement is about living independently with help close-by if you need it. That’s the opinion of 90-year-old Norma Hooper, who says Enliven’s Kandahar Retirement Units in Masterton provide just that.

Norma has lived in her retirement unit on the grounds of Kandahar Home for five years. She says having the home next door helps her to feel at ease.

“I’m almost blind so I can’t really see everything that I’m doing,” Norma explains.

“It makes me feel safer living here because there are people to help if something goes wrong.”

Born in Gladstone, Norma came to Masterton looking to downsize her home and find a place that offers ongoing care.

“My garden got too big for me and my husband wasn’t well so I came to Masterton to live. I had always thought it was a nice town,” Norma explains.

“I went around looking at different retirement villages and I chose Kandahar.”

Five years later, Norma says she made the right choice.

“Over the five years I’ve been here I’ve made many friends and enjoyed the company of staff – they’re very patient and helpful,” says Norma.

“I go to the home every day for lunch which is included in my rent. The home also does some of my washing.”

Norma says her health isn’t what it used to be, so she’s happy that she can move into Kandahar Home for fulltime care when she needs it.

“I’ve been in the home for a couple of weeks because of my health and they looked after me well, so I know I’ll be in good hands there.”

Kandahar’s retirement units offer affordable retirement living on Roberts Road in Lansdowne, Masterton, with a daily two-course meal served at neighbouring Kandahar Home included in the rental price.

Enliven can arrange short or long-term healthcare assistance, practical home help, personal care services, meals and house keeping services.

Kandahar unit residents are also given preferential entry into Kandahar Home next door and nearby Kandahar Court, also operated by Enliven.

For more information about Kandahar Home’s retirement units or to arrange a viewing, call 06 370 0447 or email kandahar@psc.org.nz.

Click here for more information about Kandahar Home in Masterton.

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