Kandahar residents enjoy visit to Castlepoint

Kandahar Home residents (from left) Kate Apanui, Jeanne Bell and Joy Parsons enjoy a refreshing dip at Castlepoint.


A recent trip to the beach helped to spark memories for residents from Enliven’s Kandahar Home.

The group of residents from the Masterton rest home visited Castlepoint beach and took the opportunity to get their feet wet and enjoy the water.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it; we had fish and chips at the store,” says Kandahar Home and Court recreation team leader Di McCuish.

“One of the residents grew up out there and he talked about how he’d played on the beach in front of the store as a child.

“It was a great opportunity for him to reminisce.”

Di says the feedback from residents about the beach trip was so good they organised for residents from Kandahar Court, Enliven’s specialist dementia home, to visit Castlepoint as well.

“We had lunch out there, which they all enjoyed and once again it was beautiful weather.”

Residents at Enliven rest homes and retirement villages have the option to participate in regular trips out and about.

This type of activity helps residents to maintain a connection with their community and aligns with Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy, which encourages elders to enjoy companionship, spontaneity, variety, independence, choice and meaningful activity.

Di says residents recently went on a garden tour and there are plans to have a game of mini putt in Masterton and take a trip to Cobblestones Museum and Early Settlers Village in Greytown.

Kandahar Home and sister site, Kandahar Court, are both located in Lansdowne, Masterton. Call the homes directly on 06 370 0447 (Kandahar Home) or 06 370 0449 (Kandahar Court).


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