March 2017

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Good afternoon,

Welcome to the March ePeople - our first edition for 2017. This edition is packed with stories about some of the great things that our people, and those who support us, are doing.

Take a break, grab a cuppa and enjoy a few stories from the team at Presbyterian Support Otago.  We hope you find them an enjoyable read.


In focus:

Dementia increase sparks action

Right now, two out of three people in New Zealand are affected in some way by dementia....

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Community generosity shines

In the last three months we've had Christmas, summer holidays and back to school for 2017.... 

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Bowling them over in Oamaru

Every Monday afternoon the Iona Chapel is full of noise as 30+ residents enjoy a round of indoor bowls.... 

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Step back in time for vintage month

For the month of March we have transformed Shop on Carroll into a 1930s vintage store....
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Student gives us a lesson

St Hilda student Millie Dickson stopped in with a very generous donation for children in need....
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Other news to note:

Shop on Taieri Annual Boot Sale is on now. Boots are $6 - $60 with plenty of styles and colours available. Get more details here.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the Taieri Gorge Rail Walk on Sun 7 May. Tickets are limited - book today.

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Carolyn is ready to chat

We are pleased to introduce Carolyn Sims as PSO's new Supporter Liaison....
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Buddies in Balclutha

Georgia lives in Balclutha and has volunteered as an Adult Buddy for the last 6 months....
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Books to brighten a day

On Wednesday afternoon Miriam Vollweiler heads to Ross Home where she spends a few hours as the voluntary librarian....
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YouthGrow impresses local MP

Dunedin North MP David Clark spent a Friday morning at YouthGrow and was very impressed with what he found.... 

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