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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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