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Flora’s Story – Independence at 100 Years Old

Flora’s Story – Independence at 100 Years Old

I’m 100 years old. I used to be a nurse then, once my family grew old up, I was in hospital administration. Thanks to Visionwest, I’m still in my own unit. It makes me feel so good to still have that independence. Flora has been a Visionwest Home...

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Karen’s Story of Independence – Life is for Living

Karen’s Story of Independence – Life is for Living

It keeps me independent because I’m able to do the things I need to accomplish in a shorter period of time and then get out and be a part of the things I really want to be a part of. Karen is talking about the independence that comes from having...

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Barbarah’s Story – Home is Where the Memories are

Barbarah’s Story – Home is Where the Memories are

As newlyweds, Barbarah and her husband moved to Tauranga to build a home for themselves, start a family, enjoy the quieter pace of life and build memories. Barbarah’s husband joined the police force. Within a few years they had three children but,...

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Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody* is too unwell and vulnerable to work but in order to access the government support she needs, she had to complete an online application form. For Jody this was a major barrier. She doesn’t own a computer and has no idea what an online form...

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Thank you for your encouragement – Home Healthcare

Thank you for your encouragement – Home Healthcare

It’s always great to hear the comments of satisfied whānau. Our Visionwest Home Healthcare Support Workers work hard and it’s a real encouragement to be told how much those we look after appreciate all that we do. Here are a few recent thank you...

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International Day for Older Persons

October 1st is International Day for Older Persons 2020. The theme this year highlights the role of healthcare workers in contributing to the health of older persons and we want to again pay tribute to our VisionWest Support Workers and the...

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COVID Revisited – Need, Isolation and Hope

COVID Revisited – Need, Isolation and Hope

Last week Brook Turner, VisionWest Community Trust’s Head of Services Development and Partnerships, was interviewed on Rhema. The following blog was written using information from that interview. In it, Brook explains about COVID stress and the...

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Final wish fulfilled thanks to the right support

Final wish fulfilled thanks to the right support

Visionwest Home Healthcare has a team of more than 1,300 support workers who deliver care to over 7,500 people in their own homes with the aim of preserving independence, dignity and quality of life. One such client was June* who had needed some...

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Visionwest Response to Budget 2020

Visionwest Response to Budget 2020

Lisa Woolley, CEO of VisionWest Community Trust responded to the budget by saying, “We are pleased to see the Government’s response for those most in need in our community at this time, many of whom have never before experienced such financial and...

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Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge

Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge

The Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge: Over 3,000 Food Parcels As New Zealand moved into lockdown on Wednesday March 25, the immediate challenge for the Pātaka Kai was how to distribute parcels to whānau in need of food, at a time when that need...

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Flora’s Story – Independence at 100 Years Old

Flora’s Story – Independence at 100 Years Old

I’m 100 years old. I used to be a nurse then, once my family grew old up, I was in hospital administration. Thanks to Visionwest, I’m still in my own unit. It makes me feel so good to still have...