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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.

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

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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.

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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".

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