Craft group popular at Enliven’s Reevedon Home

Reevedon Home resident Robin Johanson works on her bird feeder.

Residents at Enliven’s Reevedon Home have been exploring their crafty side recently following the establishment of a new wood-working group.

Recent sessions have involved about 10 attendees, both men and women, keen to put hammer to nail.

“So far we’ve made tool boxes and small bird feeders,” observes Reevedon Home recreation officer Mary-Ann Stokes.

“We have two residents who are ex-builders and they’re really enjoying it – they provide tips for others in the group.”

Mary-Ann says they have been fortunate to have had support for the group from Bunnings Palmerston North.

“They arrive with everything we need for the session, and support the residents as they work on their projects,” Mary-Ann says.

After the hard work is complete, the group usually has a cup of tea together and chats about their projects.

Some residents have already given away their creations to family or friends, Mary-Ann says.

“The group allows the residents to take part in a meaningful activity, which aligns nicely with our philosophy of care.”

There are plans to either paint or tile the remaining bird feeders and find a suitable place on the grounds around Reevedon Home for everyone – especially the birds – to enjoy.

In Levin Enliven offers a full continuum of care from independent retirement living to rest home, hospital and dementia care, short-term respite, health recovery care and an engaging day programme. To learn more about Enliven’s philosophy and services, visit You can also call 06 368 7900 (Reevedon Home) or 06 366 0052 (Levin Home)

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