New signage points to a bright outlook for Chalmers Home

A new sign of the times at Chalmers Home.


Chalmers Home manager Jenny Darby is proud of the home’s place in New Plymouth’s community and says the striking new signage really reflects that.

“By retaining the original front welcome sign and repainting it in our Enliven turquoise and adding the all-important word ‘home’, we are really solidifying our place amongst the elder community and our staff and reinforcing the quality care we offer,” she says.

Other key signage on the hospital building as well as wayfinding signage has been refreshed to make it more welcoming than ever.

Overlooking the Tasman Sea to the west and Mount Taranaki to the east, Jenny says Chalmers Home, built in 1963, has one of the best outlooks in the country.

“The view is admired by residents and their visitors and families alike,” she says. “It’s really uplifting for everyone; staff included no matter what the weather.”

While being so close to the sea has its maintenance challenges, other refurbishments, such as reroofing, new skylights in the hospital wing, recladding, window and joinery replacements, upgrades to residents’ rooms are well on their way to completion.

Jenny believes the time and money is well spent.

“We’re here for the long haul and investing in Chalmers Home to ensure it is future proofed for generations to come is top of mind.”


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