We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age
Young and old joined forces at Enliven’s Kandahar Court last Wednesday.
As part of the schools community project, Year 7 students from Lakeview School paid the residents a visit, bringing with them hot cross buns and plenty of crafting skills.
Kandahar Court Recreation Officer, Sandy Wellington explains that Kandahar Court has a long standing relationship with the school which is right across the road.
“Children from the different classes come over and visit the residents and read to them on a regular basis, but this is the first time that the older pupils have been over,” says Sandy.
During their visit the children shared morning tea with the residents and made Easter cards together.
“The residents had a great time and loved having the children around. The children seemed to enjoy themselves too – when they were leaving, they were all asking me ‘Can we come back again soon?’ – It’s great that they had fun!”
Spending time with children is an important part of the Eden Alternative, a model of care practiced across all Enliven Central rest homes. The philosophy aims to ensure that residents feel engaged, connected and purposeful.
Kandahar Court provides residential dementia care, while sister-site Kandahar Home, also in Masterton provides a full range of aged care services including respite, rest home and hospital level care.
To find out more about the services offered at Enliven’s Kandahar Court and Kandahar Home, call (06) 370 0447.