CHT Events & News
Hand-made treasures bring in a crowd at CHT St Margarets
Local artists and crafters made up the 20 stalls at the CHT St Margarets Hospital Community Craft Fair on Sunday 18 March, attracting a steady stream of visitors during the event. Refreshments and a sausage sizzle were also popular as visitors browsed and bought from sellers boasting a myriad of hand-crafted items including knitting, soaps, toys, ornaments and jewellery.
CHT Lansdowne Home & Hospital – Chinese New Year Celebrations
In celebration of Chinese New Year, CHT Lansdowne Home & Hospital staff created a captivating display at a community festival to drive awareness and engagement amongst the local people. Free blood pressure tests, treats for kids and information packs, as well as professional looking decorations made their participation hugely successful with over 200 people visiting the CHT stall during the festival. Mandarin and Cantonese speaking staff were also on hand to ensure that communication with festival visitors was as welcoming as possible.
CHT Hillcrest Home & Hospital hosts special wedding
An extra special afternoon was in store for CHT Hillcrest Home & Hospital residents and staff as the celebrated the wedding of Howard and Lia. Howard’s grandmother raised him as a youngster and as she was unable to travel to his home in Australia, they brought the wedding to her! The CHT Hillcrest team transformed a lounge area, decorated the space beautifully and provided afternoon tea for nearly 60 guests.
CHT Amberlea bring joy to locals at Christmas
CHT Amberlea Home & Hospital created an unique way to make sure no elderly people on their own went without a gift at Christmas, by packing shoe boxes with treats and helpful items. Members of the community, including local businesses, donated items and packed the 40 boxes which were then distributed throughout the community by Dr Warwick Palmer.
Orewa Santa Parade Stars CHT Farmyard
CHT Halldene staff wowed the crowd at the 2017 Orewa Santa Parade with a wonderful group of farmyard friends, inducing miniature ponies and Clydesdale horses, in celebration of their community.
Te Puke youngsters sprinkle kindness on CHT Glynavon residents
With strong harmonising voices, nine children from Fairhaven Toitoi Manawa Immersion Unit visited to sing to CHT Glynavon residents on Tuesday 12 September, choosing tunes that the elderly reisdents remembered from days gone by.
The children also made Kawakawa massage oil and massaged the resident’s hands while they talked to each other about their lives and experiences.
These children are learning the value of Manaaki Tanga – caring for others, and putting this into practice by learning massage and to be gentle and caring. The children said it is one of the best things they have done , commenting “we have sprinkled kindness” onto the older folks.
CHT Glynavon residents, and kids alike, spent the morning smiling, laughing and will be returning soon for another visit. A couple of the kids mentioned they didn’t have grandparents of their own and wanted to adopt the residents as their own!