Judy lives life on her own terms at Kowhainui Village

Judy says since moving to Kowhainui, life’s never been better.


When Judy Titter sold up her four-bedroom house to move to Enliven’s Kowhainui Village a kilometre down the road, her family wondered if she’d made the right choice. 

But Judy says since moving to Kowhainui, life’s never been better. 

“I know it sounds corny, but I feel like I was meant to be here. I just love the feel of the place and being part of the community. 

The contented Kowhainui resident says when her husband passed away two and a half years ago, she gave herself two years to adjust and decide on her next move. 

“One morning I got up and just thought ‘It’s time Judy. You don’t need to be in this big house worrying about keeping it clean and rattling around on your own.’”

 Judy says she now looks back on her family’s concerns with amusement.

“My daughter-in-law said to me ‘Judy, don’t you think you’ve moving too soon?’ I found it funny that she thought that.  I think it’s because people fear growing ‘old’ and losing their independence.’”

“For me though, it was actually about taking things into my own hands and living life on my own terms. I have no regrets at all, in fact, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Kowhainui Village is located on the corner of Kowhainui Drive and Edith Collier Drive. To learn more visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz or call 06 349 1494.


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