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  • Celebrating Matariki
    Pakuranga Park
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    24 June 2022

    Celebrating Matariki

    Happy Matariki from Real Living! Our villages have been celebrating the Maori New Year strengthening the bond with the local community. Pakuranga Park residents were thrilled to have the visit of some very special guests, the students of St Mark’s Catholic school and Pakuranga College.
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  • Blue and Gold for Ukraine
    Epsom Village
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    08 June 2022

    Blue and Gold for Ukraine

    At Real Living our communities have a strong sense of purpose. Epsom Village’s midwinter dinner raised $350 for Save the Children: Ukraine Children's Emergency Fund. On top of that, the residents had the best fun dressing up in blue and gold, enjoying Ukraine-inspired food and celebrating their special friendships.
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  • Meet Carolyn and her grandson Jake, a story of bravery and survival
    Pakuranga Park
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    02 June 2022

    Meet Carolyn and her grandson Jake, a story of bravery and survival

    So many of our residents have extraordinary life stories that would keep you on the edge of your seat. On the 9th of December 2019, Carolyn and Paul Milbank were enjoying their villa at Pakuranga Park when they found out that their grandson, Jake, was one of the victims of the White Island eruption. Their story is one of pain, bravery, family love…and a happy ending.
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  • Art & Craft Expo
    Pakuranga Park
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    25 May 2022

    Art & Craft Expo

    Pakuranga Park’s Art & Craft Expo was an absolute success! Almost 500 visitors attended the exhibition last weekend to admire the stunning display of artwork and creative endeavours from our residents. The expo was not only a delight for the senses, but it was also for a good cause: the village raised more than $700 for Dementia Auckland!
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  • Meet Eileen, the unstoppable nonagenarian
    Epsom Village
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    13 May 2022

    Meet Eileen, the unstoppable nonagenarian

    Some of our villagers are so vibrant and energetic that when they turn 90 they give us a big surprise! Eileen is one of the most active residents at Epsom Village. She organizes the Cinema sessions and the Quirky Quiz, she joins most social events and tags along to all the trips. And she doesn’t look one day past 70!
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  • Community garden
    Warkworth Oaks
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    04 May 2022

    Community garden

    Check out the blooming wonderland of vegetables and herbs located behind our newest retirement village, Warkworth Oaks. Even if the village is located right in the middle of the town centre, the residents have managed to build this stunning community garden for all of them to enjoy.
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  • Easter at Real Living
    Epsom Village
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    20 April 2022

    Easter at Real Living

    Easter is a time of tradition, togetherness and joy. Our residents have shared lots of special moments with their Real Living families. They participated in a Cornhole competition with the Easter Bunny as a referee, they had a Happy Hour with fabulous Easter bonnets and some residents let their creativity shine - just have a look at this charming chicken for the best Easter egg hunt!
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  • Real Living visits the Sculptureum
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    08 April 2022

    Real Living visits the Sculptureum

    Living in one of our villages has lots of perks, for example the regular trips to the countryside. Pakuranga Park and Epsom Village residents were fascinated by their visit to the Sculptureum, a world-class tourist attraction located in Matakana. With three sculpture gardens and six art galleries spanning over 1.5km of flat paths, the Sculptureum is a feast for the senses.
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  • Meet Megan Batra, Remuera Gardens Clinical Manager
    Remuera Gardens
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    31 March 2022

    Meet Megan Batra, Remuera Gardens Clinical Manager

    During uncertain times like the ones we’re living, it’s more important than ever to have caring staff who will go above and beyond to keep our residents safe. Megan Batra is one of our most valued employees. Being Remuera Gardens Clinical Manager, she oversees the running of the rest home with health and safety protocols at the top of her priorities.
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  • David Kelsall, new Sales and Marketing Manager
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    23 March 2022

    David Kelsall, new Sales and Marketing Manager

    Real Living has appointed David Kelsall as the Group’s new Sales and Marketing Manager. With 20 years of experience in the retirement industry, David brings a wealth of knowledge to our family. He loves being part of a company “where everybody is pulling in the same direction, to enhance our residents’ lives”.
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  • Happy St Patrick's Day
    Epsom Village
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    17 March 2022

    Happy St Patrick's Day

    At Real Living we love Ireland’s National Day so today we’re sharing one of the favourite ways to celebrate it: baking Irish Soda Bread. Louise is one of our residents and star bakers and she has a tried and tested recipe for this popular Irish staple.
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  • Meet Shirley, the gorilla’s radiographer
    Pakuranga Park
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    10 March 2022

    Meet Shirley, the gorilla’s radiographer

    Meet Shirley, a Pakuranga Park resident with an extraordinary life story. In 1997, Shirley was working as a radiographer in a private clinic in South Africa when a robber shot a gorilla at the zoo. Imagine her surprise when she found out that the injured animal was being moved to her clinic, and she was called to do the x-rays! Quite the adventure of a lifetime… but not the only one in Shirley’s life.
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  • Garden Party
    Epsom Village
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    25 February 2022

    Garden Party

    When it comes to outdoor parties, our stunning gardens offer the best backdrop. Epsom Village had an Al Fresco Party this week to celebrate all the birthdays that fell into the 2021 lockdown. It all started with some quiet melodies, but at the end all the residents were dancing to Abba under the old oak tree.
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  • Ruru Apartments Open Day
    Pakuranga Park
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    16 February 2022

    Ruru Apartments Open Day

    What a huge success for our Ruru Apartments’ first Open Day! Around 160 people headed to Pakuranga Park on Friday to check out our brand new ultra stylish apartments. If you couldn’t make it that day don’t worry at all! Just call Kate Wynn on 09 576 5990 to make an appointment.
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  • Meet Mel, full-time worker enjoying the retirement lifestyle
    Epsom Village
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    08 February 2022

    Meet Mel, full-time worker enjoying the retirement lifestyle

    You don’t need to be retired to move to our retirement villages. With an entry age of 55+, many of our residents still work part-time or even full-time. Take Mel for example, she’s the Practice Manager of a busy Orthopaedics surgery, and she also has a very busy social life, inside and outside of the village. Moving to a retirement village allowed her to live to the fullest without the hassles of home maintenance.
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  • Fashion Parade
    Pakuranga Park
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    28 January 2022

    Fashion Parade

    The red carpet was rolled out at Pakuranga Park for Sophie Pink’s fashion parade. Four residents volunteered as models to showcase a huge variety of outfits, from comfortable tunics to elegant evening gowns. The parade was followed by a sale with prices discounted at 70%.
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  • Mahurangi Health Collective
    Warkworth Oaks
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    18 January 2022

    Mahurangi Health Collective

    Warkworth Oaks is situated right in the heart of beautiful Warworth village, with health services such as the Mahurangi Health Collective only a short stroll away. Lots of residents use their physiotherapy, massage and podiatry services to have the highest quality of life possible.
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  • Thirty years making model railroads
    Pakuranga Park
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    11 January 2022

    Thirty years making model railroads

    Ray started building model railroads 30 years ago and he’s completing his third track at Pakuranga Park. His neighbours love to visit him (Covid-permitting) to admire his creation, which includes a fully functioning turntable, miniature plants and even a fast-food shop.
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  • Christmas parties
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    22 December 2021

    Christmas parties

    Christmas functions have been an absolute success at Real Living. The villages have combined delicious food, elegance, live music and a good sense of humour to celebrate the magic season. After such a trying year it has been lovely for the residents to finally get together and toast for a more "ordinary" 2022.
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  • Christmas, a time for giving
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    21 December 2021

    Christmas, a time for giving

    Real Living villages are full of talented residents who have the opportunity to show off their talents during Christmas time. Pakuranga Park and Epsom Village organised Market Days for the villagers to sell their creations, from knitted Christmas decorations to homemade cards. Some of the residents donate their proceeds to charity or send their homemade items straight to the SPCA, Middlemore Hospital or Auckland City Mission.
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  • International Volunteer Day
    Pakuranga Park
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    06 December 2021

    International Volunteer Day

    To celebrate International Volunteer Day we’re sharing the stories of some of our most valuable volunteers at Pakuranga Park. Our resident volunteers help the village run more smoothly providing vital help to lots of their neighbours. Some of them, like Mike and Marilynn, also have a very active volunteer life outside the village. They’ve been involved in lots of projects, from Meals on Wheels to Crime Stoppers.
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  • Volunteering at Auckland Hospital
    Epsom Village
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    03 December 2021

    Volunteering at Auckland Hospital

    Auckland City Hospital has 100 Blue Coats volunteers, way-finders who make sure that patients and visitors find their destination without stress. Epsom Village residents Margaret and Lesley are two of those volunteers. They love helping people and find this role extremely rewarding.
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  • Full bloom
    Remuera Gardens
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    24 November 2021

    Full bloom

    Remuera Gardens has more than 130 different kinds of roses in their spacious landscaped gardens. The roses are in full bloom now and their dreamy fragrance is filling every corner. The village’s gardener, Aaron Sweden, is so passionate about his job that he looks after every rose as a masterpiece.
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  • Diwali, the Festival of Lights
    Remuera Gardens
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    18 November 2021

    Diwali, the Festival of Lights

    At Real Living we’re very grateful for all the cultures that make up our villages. Remuera Gardens recently celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The residents had a real taste of the traditional sweets, and they were thrilled with the dance demonstration performed by the staff.
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  • Tried and True
    Pakuranga Park
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    16 November 2021

    Tried and True

    Pakuranga Park’s new cookbook has just been released and is full of delicious recipes submitted by our talented residents. “Tried and true: A Taste of Real Living” was developed during the lockdown and it’s the perfect Christmas gift if you like real, foolproof recipes.
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  • Homemade Market Day
    Pakuranga Park
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    11 November 2021

    Homemade Market Day

    Christmas is fast approaching, and our residents’ creativity is in full swing! At Pakuranga Park the Villagers have been busy crafting homemade decorations, baking delicious treats and preparing presents for the Women’s Refuge. On Thursday 11th of November the village will have a Market Day for the residents who want to sell their unique gifts to their neighbours.
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  • Meet Neville, Epsom Village’s star swimmer
    Epsom Village
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    10 November 2021

    Meet Neville, Epsom Village’s star swimmer

    At 77 years of age, Neville swims 2km three times per week. While most of us are having our first coffee, he’s down at the beach to train. His devotion for exercise started when he was young: he has 11 marathons under his belt, innumerable medals, and he is the current New Zealand Ocean Swim Series champion in his age group.
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  • Melbourne Cup
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    05 November 2021

    Melbourne Cup

    Glitz and glamour were on display this week at the villages in celebration of the Melbourne Cup. The residents showed off their most elegant outfits to join in the spirit of Australia’s most famous annual horse race. Some villagers decided to put their creativity to the test with their own homemade costumes and the most fabulous hats.
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  • Halloween Parade and Happy Hour
    Epsom Village
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    02 November 2021

    Halloween Parade and Happy Hour

    Epsom Village celebrated Halloween with a spooky parade and Happy Hour. The residents dressed up as witches, skeletons, monsters and even a hippy lady from the seventies. After so many weeks in lockdown, the parade brought some long needed good laughs to the village.
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  • Ted and Friends
    Pakuranga Park
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    29 October 2021

    Ted and Friends

    Pakuranga Park residents stopped to have a “little chat” with Big Ted this week, the Howick teddy bear that has been entertaining locals during this lockdown. Susan Mudford, the lady behind the Big Ted displays, has known lots of Pakuranga Park residents over the years, so she was very pleased with the surprise visit.
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  • Outdoor exercise comes back to Real Living
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    21 October 2021

    Outdoor exercise comes back to Real Living

    Real Living villages are starting to enjoy the new freedoms approved by the government. Outdoor exercise classes have started at Epsom Village, with a maximum of ten people. The residents are very happy to be able to safely mix with other bubbles and organise socially distanced Happy Hours.
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  • Meet Janet, the embroidery designer
    Pakuranga Park
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    14 October 2021

    Meet Janet, the embroidery designer

    Janet's career as an embroidery designer started more than 60 years ago, when she left England to move to New Zealand. She has worked with some of the most famous designers in New Zealand, but her creative talent also expands to art, handmade dolls and even a project to create a children’s book.
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  • Happy Grandparents Day!
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    03 October 2021

    Happy Grandparents Day!

    New Zealand Grandparents Day celebrates all the joy and value that grandparents bring to the lives of their grandchildren. Real Living is honouring grandparents today with several displays in our villages. The residents have shared pictures of their favourite moments with their grandchildren.
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  • Al fresco Bingo
    Remuera Gardens
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    01 October 2021

    Al fresco Bingo

    Remuera Gardens celebrated International Coffee Day on Friday with a special round of Bingo. The residents gathered outside to play a couple of games while they enjoyed a delicious treat, freshly made coffee from the Coffee Guy.
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  • Kindness letters to combat loneliness
    Epsom Village
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    29 September 2021

    Kindness letters to combat loneliness

    We’re overwhelmed by the kindness shown by high school student Annabelle Liang. With the help of her friends, she has written more than 90 letters for Epsom Village residents to ease the loneliness of the lockdown. Thank you Annabelle, Jojo, Sebastian and Johnnie from King’s College for such a heart-warming initiative!
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  • Interview with Clinical Manager Karen Talbot
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    27 September 2021

    Interview with Clinical Manager Karen Talbot

    This year Mental Health Awareness Week is about creating space for conversations about mental health and wellbeing. In this interview with Clinical Manager Karen Talbot we talk about Real Living’s program to support mental wellbeing in the villages and the challenges of the lockdown.
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  • Lockdown health and wellbeing at Real Living
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    21 September 2021

    Lockdown health and wellbeing at Real Living

    During the lockdown Real Living goes the extra mile to make sure their residents are safe and healthy, physically and mentally. Here are a few examples of what the villages are doing to improve the wellbeing of the residents: social distanced exercise classes, lockdown happy hours, wellness calls and little gifts to lift up everyone’s mood.
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  • Covid vaccination
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    10 September 2021

    Covid vaccination

    Real Living Group has almost completed the Covid vaccination program for their staff and residents. The team at Walls and Roche Pharmacy (Royal Oak) administered the second dose of the vaccine to Epsom Village residents. Our villagers and staff have played their part in protecting themselves, their whānau, and the community from the effects of the virus.
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  • Meet Angela, the hairdresser at Remuera Gardens
    Remuera Gardens
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    07 September 2021

    Meet Angela, the hairdresser at Remuera Gardens

    How much are you missing your hairdresser? Angela, Remuera Gardens’ own hairdresser, is looking forward to going back to work once alert levels drop. She has one simple advice for her clients; “Please be strong and don’t cut your own hair!”
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  • Random Acts of Kindness Day
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    01 September 2021

    Random Acts of Kindness Day

    Today we’re celebrating New Zealand’s Random Acts of Kindness Day (RAK). It may seem difficult to RAK when we’re in lockdown, but here we give you some ideas to support one another even during these challenging times. Random acts of kindness, however small, can have the power to brighten someone’s (and your) day.
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  • Meet Margaret, the nature photographer
    Remuera Gardens
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    31 August 2021

    Meet Margaret, the nature photographer

    With less traffic and human activity, the lockdown gives nature a chance to flourish. It’s a great opportunity for photographers like Margaret Cocker, one of Remuera Gardens talented residents. She loves taking pictures of the great outdoors, but also the tuis, fantails, song thrushes and blackbirds that come to feed at her garden.
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  • Daffodil Day, covid-style
    Pakuranga Park
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    27 August 2021

    Daffodil Day, covid-style

    Daffodil Day symbolises hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer. Real Living villages found their own way to keep the tradition alive and raise funds for the Cancer Society. The team at Pakuranga Park wore groovy hats and paper daffodils to celebrate this special day with a lot of enthusiasm and a great sense of humour. The village raised almost $2500.
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  • Banana Caramilk cake, with Margaret Maggs
    Pakuranga Park
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    26 August 2021

    Banana Caramilk cake, with Margaret Maggs

    This month we're sharing a delicious recipe of Banana Caramilk cake with Margaret from Pakuranga Park. Margaret’s talent for baking and decorating cakes has impressed many staff and residents at the village. She’s such a good cook that her nephew, well-known conservationist Daryl Eason, took her to Codfish Island to participate in the efforts to save the kākāpō.
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  • Crazy Cats happy Hour
    Epsom Village
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    19 August 2021

    Crazy Cats happy Hour

    Epsom Village celebrated International Cat Day with a special Happy Hour last week. Residents came dressed up as their favourite cat characters… including a special appearance by a real cat! Celebrated on August 8 every year, the day is used to raise public awareness about cats and to learn about ways to keep and protect them.
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  • Meet Laki, from in-house builder to aerobics instructor
    Epsom Village
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    16 August 2021

    Meet Laki, from in-house builder to aerobics instructor

    Laki Tualevao has worked as the renovator for Epsom Village for the last eight years. He loves his job so much that he has made countless friends in the village. Sometimes he joins the singing group with his favourite song and during last year’s lockdown he went the extra mile to make sure all the residents felt safe and happy.
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  • A breathtaking display of contemporary New Zealand art
    Pakuranga Park
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    11 August 2021

    A breathtaking display of contemporary New Zealand art

    Pakuranga Park Village turned into a stunning Art Gallery yesterday afternoon. The community really enjoyed the opportunity to see the works of contemporary New Zealand artists such as Flox, one of the leading stencil-based artists in our country. According to Real Living Groups' director Chris Murphy, the exhibition is part of the Village's efforts to give back to the community.
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  • International Cat Day
    Epsom Village
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    09 August 2021

    International Cat Day

    Would you like to meet the two cheekiest residents at Epsom Village? If you wander around the gardens you may bump into Katsumi and Boscarelli, two lovely cats who have become quite popular among the residents. This weekend they celebrated International Cat Day with their favourite pastime: keeping warm in their owner’s cosy apartment.
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  • Roy Williams, Commonwealth gold medalist
    Pakuranga Park
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    06 August 2021

    Roy Williams, Commonwealth gold medalist

    Commonwealth gold medalist Roy Williams has just moved from Te Aroha to Pakuranga Park Village. He is the only kiwi to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the demanding decathlon. He’s settling into his new apartment in the village where he has been binge-watching the Tokyo Games, with a special interest in the new Olympic sports such as skateboarding.
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  • At the frontline of the Olympics
    Pakuranga Park
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    05 August 2021

    At the frontline of the Olympics

    Joan Gilchrist was a sports journalist who specialised in horse riding. She covered five Olympic Games including Los Angeles in 1984, when New Zealand was the top country in the world in the equestrian events. She’s been enjoying watching the Olympics from her villa at Pakuranga Park.
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  • Real friendships
    Epsom Village
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    29 July 2021

    Real friendships

    Happy International Friendship Day! Real Living villages are full of real friendships, like the one that Gail and Colleen have. They met in Epsom Village almost 8 years ago and they became best friends. They love going to cafes and restaurants or just strolling around the village and sharing a coffee or a glass of wine.
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  • Madeleines Trio
    Epsom Village
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    28 July 2021

    Madeleines Trio

    Stunning performance by the Madeleines Trio at Epsom Village. The trio has worked internationally in musical theatre and now they’re back in New Zealand to perform wonderful songs from the 1920-1950s. The residents followed the popular melodies with big smiles and a bit of toe tapping.
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  • Meet Bradley, Pakuranga Park’s Head Chef
    Pakuranga Park
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    23 July 2021

    Meet Bradley, Pakuranga Park’s Head Chef

    Pakuranga Park is hosting a Huntsman dinner tonight with rock oysters and New Zealand lamb rack in the menu. The Huntsman tickets always sell out a few hours after opening the reservations. Would you like to know why? Then read the story of Bradley Castle, Pakuranga Park’s Head Chef.
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  • Tai chi at Remuera Gardens
    Remuera Gardens
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    20 July 2021

    Tai chi at Remuera Gardens

    Tai chi is the most popular exercise at Remuera Gardens, with classes running four times per week. The residents love practicing the gentle movements of this ancient Chinese practice that embodies mind, body, and spirit. Their experienced teacher, Joe, guides them through several sequences of exercises, most of them can be done sitting in a chair. He keeps reminding them that “tai chi is not about muscle strength, but mind strength”.
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  • Kiwi Onion Dip, by Rosemary Dempsey
    Epsom Village
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    19 July 2021

    Kiwi Onion Dip, by Rosemary Dempsey

    Who can imagine a barbeque or a party without a bowl of homemade Kiwi Onion Dip? The creator of this all-time classic, Rosemary Dempsey, lives in Epsom Village. She’s the first resident to share a recipe for our new series “Real Ingredients” by Real Living.
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  • Warkworth Oaks likes to ‘boogie’
    Warkworth Oaks
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    14 July 2021

    Warkworth Oaks likes to ‘boogie’

    Boney M “By the rivers of Babylon” is one of the classic favourites that the residents of Warkworth Oaks enjoy dancing again and again. The village started a socially distanced 'boogie' class during the 2020’s lockdown and it was so successful that it became a permanent weekly meeting.
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  • Manukau Symphony Orchestra concert
    Remuera Gardens
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    13 July 2021

    Manukau Symphony Orchestra concert

    Remuera Gardens has a very enthusiastic Theatre Group that goes out at least once a month to see plays, musicals, concerts, or ballet. At the beginning of July, they attended a concert by the Manukau Symphony Orchestra, and they were all very impressed with Auckland-born pianist Henry Wong Doe.
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  • Finding new passions after you retire
    Warkworth Oaks
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    09 July 2021

    Finding new passions after you retire

    For many people, retirement is the perfect opportunity to cultivate a new passion. Elva Leaming enjoyed her career as a librarian, but now that she has more free time, she likes to dedicate it to her new hobby: drawing.
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  • The very best of… Real Living’s midwinter dinners
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    06 July 2021

    The very best of… Real Living’s midwinter dinners

    When they party, our residents do it with style, creativity and also a good sense of humour. These are the real ingredients behind the success of Real Living’s mid-winter dinners, celebrated during June and July at all our villages. Take a sneak peek at the best pictures!
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  • We're off to see the Wizard!
    Warkworth Oaks
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    03 July 2021

    We're off to see the Wizard!

    “There's no place like home” when you live in one of Real Living’s villages. Mahurangi College Students visited Warkworth Oaks recently to promote their production of The Wizard of Oz. How many generations of children have marched to the iconic song “We’re off to see the Wizard”?
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  • Take a look at: Pakuranga Park Bowling Club
    Pakuranga Park
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    30 June 2021

    Take a look at: Pakuranga Park Bowling Club

    Pakuranga Park Bowling Club has around 40 members who know everything about the benefits of this social sport. They’re not only keeping active and healthy by playing bowls on average three times per week, but they also have lots of fun in the meantime.
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  • Market Day full of homemade delicacies
    Remuera Gardens
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    28 June 2021

    Market Day full of homemade delicacies

    The sky may be looking grey, but the stalls were full of colours today at Remuera Gardens. The residents had all morning to browse through the stalls of homemade goodies and garments. One of the most visited stalls was the one that displayed all kinds of preserves and jams.
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  • Auckland Zoo visit
    Epsom Village
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    24 June 2021

    Auckland Zoo visit

    Epsom Village residents had a lovely sunny day at the zoo last Thursday. The giraffes, zebras, monkeys, and lemurs were some of the animals who were basking in the sun. Some lucky residents managed to spot the new baby rhino running around with her mum. Top favourite animals were the meerkat, cheetah, and the green iguana…which was much bigger than expected!
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  • Thrilling Quiz Night with 40 contestants
    Remuera Gardens
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    21 June 2021

    Thrilling Quiz Night with 40 contestants

    The Quiz Night is one of the most popular monthly events at Remuera Gardens. On Monday the village hosted its third “Believe it or Not” quiz with 40 people participating. Family and friends are invited too! Next quiz night Monday 19th July.
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  • Meet David, the woodturner at Epsom Village
    Epsom Village
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    18 June 2021

    Meet David, the woodturner at Epsom Village

    David Harmes has been able to fulfil his childhood dream at Epsom Village: woodworking. He spends a few hours every week at the Village’s workshop creating gorgeous ornamental pieces, old-fashioned children’s toys, and unique designs such as the Concentric Spheres. His motto: “If a human can do it, I can too!”.
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  • Vintage cars and lunch at a Jukebox Diner
    Remuera Gardens
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    09 June 2021

    Vintage cars and lunch at a Jukebox Diner

    The Wednesday Wanderers at Remuera Gardens went on a day trip to Hamilton to visit the Classics Museum. The museum has over 100 cars for display and an extensive collection of petrol, pedal cars and early pinball machines.
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  • Going green at our retirement villages
    Epsom Village
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    08 June 2021

    Going green at our retirement villages

    At Real Living we also try to play our part in protecting the environment. Our retirement villages at Epsom, Remuera and Warkworth have a complimentary electric car for the residents to use. The Electric VW Golf, known as the e-golf, is the car that Epsom Village started using at the beginning of April.
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  • Pakuranga Park raises money for the Breast Cancer Foundation
    Pakuranga Park
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    27 May 2021

    Pakuranga Park raises money for the Breast Cancer Foundation

    Pakuranga Park hosted a very successful Pink Ribbon Breakfast on Thursday to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. About 80 residents participated in the event. They all enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by Bradley and his team at the village café. Main meal was Eggs Benedict on salmon or bacon, with a vegetarian option of mushrooms. The village raised $1300, how impressive!
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  • Learning new computer skills at Warkworth Oaks
    Warkworth Oaks
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    25 May 2021

    Learning new computer skills at Warkworth Oaks

    Warkworth Oaks residents enjoyed morning tea and a talk from Tech Buddies on Tuesday 25th May. The presentation concentrated on managing emails, scam prevention, computer upgrades, internet security as well as issues with mobile phones and laptops. Tech Buddies had so many questions from residents they didn’t manage to cover all the subjects they hoped, and they will need to come back at a later date.
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  • A four storey mural for the Ruru apartment
    Pakuranga Park
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    21 May 2021

    A four storey mural for the Ruru apartment

    Auckland stencil artist Flox has created her largest interior mural to date in the new Ruru apartments at Pakuranga Park. The piece is twelve metres high and six metres wide and it brings the Ruru (native owl or morepork) name to life. The mural, a vibrant portrayal of native birds and plants, welcomes residents and visitors into the atrium.
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