Nazareth Rest Home News

Residents' Toast to Freedom

On 1 August 2005, Nazareth residents, along with many other people throughout the country, gathered to remember all those who have and are suffering for their defence of human rights. After a discussion about the work of Amnesty International, and stories of some specific human rights' defenders, residents joined together in drinking a toast to freedom. Some residents and staff took the opportunity to sign letters regarding the suffering of people in Zimbabwe, Myanmar (Burma) and Afghanistan.

The photo shows a group of residents raising their glasses, in front of a table with the Amnesty candle and letters to be signed.

On 22 June, residents and staff celebrated the Maori New Year,  Matariki, with a Chapel Service and a warm mid-winter dinner. Shown are a group of residents gathered in the Chapel after the service.  The candles and banner signified the Matariki cluster of stars which usher in this time of celebration.

Diversional therapist Sonya Hodge introduces resident Miss Eveline Doe to the new 'sensory' corner at the Home. The funds for setting up were donated by family and friends of a former resident who had been greatly helped by visiting a Sensory Centre in the local community.  The section of the lounge was blessed in the presence of residents and family, and named "Molly's Corner".

Gallery / Whakaahua

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