Information for every step of your caring journey!

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When Caring Ends

by Editor

Looking after someone may be a large part of your life, but it is inevitable that your caring role will change over time. This may be because the person you…

And What Now?

Ros Capper has written And What Now? for those who are rebuilding after a major life change. Following is an extract from her book for other people facing life-altering challenges!…

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Body Art: Lasting Memorials in Glass

Auckland glassblower Peter Viesnik (left) creates lasting memories of loved ones. His eye-catching glass crucibles give new meaning to the ad jingle “thousands of luminous spheres”. The Auckland artist’s remembrance…

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Bereavement Bouquets

When ordering funeral flowers or a plant for a grieving person, Whitney from Flowers on Featherston recommends blooms and foliage in creams, whites, and greens. If you favour colourful blooms,…

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Supporting a Friend Through Tough Times

How can a young person can help a friend or family member who is going through a difficult life situation?  Produced by national not-for-profit skylight, the new Supporting a Friend…

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A Dad’s Story: Helping Kids Adjust to Grief and Change

After caring for wife Kathryn at home for several years, Ian Wilson of Taumarunui reluctantly accepted the need for residential care. Ian shares his advice for other couples adjusting to…

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Carer Story: Saying Goodbye To Leona

By Elizabeth Paske, Mary Potter Clinical Manager  Leona and I were closer than sisters. We’d gone through all kinds of major events together: deaths, divorces, kids, job changes … life.…

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