Cambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.
For Rebecca, it is simply a joy to spread joy. She remembers the first rest home visit she arranged. “At one point I looked over at a lovely resident who was 100 and he was kind of shaking and I was worried. I got closer and saw that he was shaking with laughter because my boys were having a paper plane competition, throwing paper planes from one end of the lounge to the other. It was beautiful.”
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Hi Neighbours, motorists running through red traffic lights create some of the highest death and injury risks. Auckland Transport's roll-out of cameras is making a difference, but do you think penalties are tough enough ? Read the story below:
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In conjunction with our friends at Auckland Museum, we are excited to launch the Old Auckland Neighbourly Group. Join your neighbours to explore Auckland of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Auckland used to be.
Join the Group now to find out what's so special about this incredible photo below - and have a guess at where it might be before Sunday 16 Feb and we'll put you in the draw to win a $100 Prezzy® card!