Manukau Courier : February 24th 2011
4 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS Live life your way at Elmwood Freedom: At Elmwood Villas, you ca n pace your life - as rela xed or stimulating a s you want. Photo: Geoff Budd, Senior Agency. The good life: If you a re looking at high quality retirement care, don't look further. Photo: Geoff Budd, Senior Agency. facility which offers all senior living and care options: Independent living, rest home care, onsite hospital and respite and palliative care. A brand new community centre was completed in December 2010 and a great variety of social events keeps residents busy and occupied - shopping trips, line dancing, dance club, friendship club, tai chi, happy hour, special dinner nights, bus trips, monthly village market, billiards, darts, library, a theatre room, and a strong residents committee among others. Helen also has plans for a modern gym. There is a computer room with Skype so you can talk with family anywhere in the world 24/7. Don't worry, free computer classes will make you as tech savvy as your grandkids. Importantly, Elmwood Lifestyle Care & Village is part of the Oceania Group and benefits from the group's expertise and policy of hiring experienced staff. However, more than anything else what you will appreciate is at Elmwood you can enjoy the friendship of like-minded people. You can't put a price on that. Affordably priced, the villas will sell fast. If you are interested, call Helen on 269 0750 or visit 131 Hill Road, Manurewa. Website www.oceanialiving.co.nz. Advertisement 3524261AA Retirement is your time in life, a time when you have the freedom to do what you choose, pursue your passions and live free of worries. If that's the kind of lifestyle you have in mind for the golden years, the splendid new villas being built at Elmwood Lifestyle Care & Village are worth a look. Offering unbroken views of the sun-kissed Bombay Hills, these two-bedroom, open-plan dwellings are being built because of the increasing demand for high quality retirement care, which this pleasant little village has become known for. There are a bunch of reasons why our seniors are gravitating towards Elmwood. One, when the responsibilities of owning or renting their home outweigh the benefits, independent living at Elmwood offers privacy and freedom without the hassles. Two, the vibrant lifestyle. For many residents, this means an exciting social calendar, events and regular get-togethers with friends, family, and like-minded company. Sales & Village Manager, Helen Kingi, clarifies that above all else, they value the freedom, privacy and security of residents. ``Freedom means being able to pace their lives as they choose as relaxed or stimulating as they want,'' she says. Located opposite the Botanic Gardens, Elmwood is a IN BRIEF Happy rides New rides and good weather are proving a successful mix for Rainbow's End. The operator of the Manukau theme park has reported a 77 percent increase in net profit for the six months to December 31, 2010. An extra 24,000 people visitedduring that time. Chairman Tony Frankham says Rainbow's End exceeded projected targets thanks to a very strong lead-up to Christmas. The park has taken on additional staff to operate its new attractions and food and beverage outlets and to cater for the increase in visitors. Dance scene People can watch and learn about movement at this year's Pacific Dance Fono. Pacific Dance New Zealand along with Dance Aotearoa New Zealand, the Lion Foundation, the Centre for Pacific Studies and Creative New Zealand have set the scene for an interesting fono with the theme Casting the Net. Go to www.pacific dance.co.nz for more information. Spreading the word on burns Kitchen dangers: Burns prevention educator Nathalie Johnson points out the danger of cords and hot drinks for children. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY By MELISSA KINEALY ' Adults are the most shocked by how deeply a child can be burnt from hot water. ' Nathalie Johnson Hot water burns like fire. That's one of the messages burns preven- tion educator Nathalie Johnson is spreading throughout the com- munity. And with two-thirds of all children admitted to hospital for burns from accidents with hot water, hot food, hot drinks or steam, the message is vitally important. Ms Johnson works for the south Auckland- based Burn Support Group Charitable Trust visiting kindergartens, schools, culture groups and senior citizen groups across Auckland. When I teach children about burns prevention we use pictures in a learning book and I try and make it interactive for kids so they see what the dangers are and to reinforce learning for them,'' she says. A trained teacher, she took up her new role two- and-a-half years ago wanting to teach some- thing meaningful''. I think this will make a difference.'' Teaching burn preven- tion is more graphic'' and her resources include photos of burns. Adults are the most shocked by how deeply a child can be burnt from hot water.'' Part of her role is organising an annual camp for children who have been burnt and she says it's remarkable how well most of them cope. But her lessons aren't restricted to children. Senior citizens, for example, also need to be educated about protect- ing themselves from burns. One of her pre- vention messages focuses on seniors not lifting heavy kettles. The Burn Support Group works alongside the New Zealand Fire Service, Safekids and Injuries Free Counties Manukau. Call Ms Johnson on 021-265-8928 or admin- istrator Carrie Trow on 276-0250 for infor- mation. Go to www.burns.org.nz for details on the trust and how to make donations.
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