Kandahar Village takes the stress away for Margaret

For Margaret Alecock and her husband Graham, a move to Enliven’s Kandahar Village in Masterton took some of life’s stresses away.

Margaret says it was becoming difficult to maintain their property and a move to the Kandahar Village, where all property maintenance and gardening is taken care of, was the right move for them.

“Things were starting to get a bit hard with our property, and it was getting a bit hard to keep up the gardens.”

They had only been at the village for two months when Graham started to have frequent falls, and the decision was made that he would move into Kandahar Home, which neighbours the village.

Margaret says it was difficult to adjust but having the rest home so close makes it is easy for her to walk over and visit him.

“I thought it was the end of the world, but now he calls the home ‘his home’, he likes it.

“It’s best to go and see him at about 2.30pm, that’s when he is quite bright and you get a nice big welcome, and you get afternoon tea!”

In the summer, when their son comes to visit, Graham comes over to the village and they enjoy lunch together in the villa.

Enliven offers a full range of positive aging services in Masterton, so if there comes a time Kandahar Village residents need extra support, they will have priority entry to our Kandahar home when there is availability. Kandahar Home offers rest home and hospital care, as well as respite and a day programme. While nearby Kandahar Court offers specialist dementia care.

Kandahar Village is located in Totara Street, Lansdowne, Masterton, and has villas available now. Call sales agent Nell MacDonald on 06 370 0662 to view today.

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