As one of its first residents, Lois has lived at Enliven’s Woburn Retirement Apartments for five years.
Lois says she loves the peaceful surroundings and the privacy at Woburn Apartments, something she never thought she would experience in apartment living.
“It is nice and open here – it suits me,” Lois says of her home. “I never thought I’d get used to living in an apartment but now I like it.”
Now a great-grandmother of two, Lois used to live in a two-story house at Paraparaumu. Her daughter, who lives in Epuni, saw the Woburn Retirement Apartments advertised and thought it would be good for her mother to move to a smaller place that was closer for her to visit.
Lois enjoys a short stroll to the stream near the apartments every day. A lover of animals and nature, Lois enjoys watching kingfishers, wood pigeons, and many different kinds of birds that are in the area.
“It’s nice to sit and see the birds moving around,” Lois says.
Lois also enjoys getting her hair cut regularly by a professional hairdresser at the neighbouring Woburn Home.
Recently, she has taken advantage of Enliven’s meal delivery service and has a hot lunch delivered to her apartment from Woburn Home.
“It is nice to know there is someone there,” Lois says of the support available to her. “You can call on someone.”
To find out more about independent living at Enliven’s Woburn Apartments, call 04 439 4949 or visit https://www.enlivencentral.org.nz/retirement-village/woburn-retirement-apartments-lower-hutt/