49 days ago

Bringing generations together

AMI Insurance

Cambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.

For Rebecca, it is simply a joy to spread joy. She remembers the first rest home visit she arranged. “At one point I looked over at a lovely resident who was 100 and he was kind of shaking and I was worried. I got closer and saw that he was shaking with laughter because my boys were having a paper plane competition, throwing paper planes from one end of the lounge to the other. It was beautiful.”

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1 day ago

What would you do with $50 million?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.

To read more, click stuff.co.nz....

What would you do with $50 million?

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11 days ago

Have you experienced Readers Tours? We'd love your feedback

The Team from Readers Tours

If you have been on a journey with Readers Tours we would love to hear your feedback and share your experience with others.

If you would like to leave a review on Google, please click the link below

Click Here to review > g.page...

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2 hours ago

Uplands Kindergarten is 50 years young Sunday 1 March.

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Past and present families and friends of Uplands. Please come along, if you find you are able to at the last minute, on Sunday between 10am and 1pm.
Our service at 10am in Somervell Church will be family friendly and we will cut the cake during the service and sing our favourite songs - plus Happy Birthday. Alumni, please join us for Tu tira mai and Great Big God – we are sure you will remember the words!

After the service we have refreshments, cake, BBQ sausages and the compulsory asparagus rolls and fairy bread downstairs in the kindergarten. We have facepainters and a pirate, a photo booth and a memory book for you to write in.

We look forward to seeing you.