September 20, 2021

Move to Covid level 3

Dear residents, families and friends, As advised by the Prime Minister this afternoon, Auckland will move down to level 3 from 11.59pm tomorrow, Tuesday 21 September 2021 for two weeks, with a further review on Monday 4 October 2021. The Ministry of Health has advised that all aged residential care facilities are to remain locked down as if we are […]
August 23, 2021
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Covid level 4 lockdown continues – no visitors

Dear residents, families and friends As advised by the Prime Minister this afternoon, Auckland remains in level 4 lockdown until 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August 2021, pending a further evaluation on Monday 30th August 2021. We understand that this extension to the lockdown may continue to cause a high degree of distress for residents and families, but we must continue to […]
August 17, 2021
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Covid level 4 August 17

IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN – NO VISITORS Dear residents, families and friends, As advised by the Prime Minister tonight, Auckland has been placed in level 4 lockdown form 11.59pm tonight for the next 7 days. To support the well-being of our residents and staff, therefore effective immediately we have stopped all visitors from entering our facilities today. The only exception to this […]
August 6, 2021
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Thanks to a caring angel

There are many moments when residents show kindness to one another with gestures as simple as holding a hand or sharing a conversation about family, photos and memories. Shirley is a legendary caring angel who frequently finds ways to bring joy into the lives of her buddies at The Cottage. When residents head out for a van trip Shirley asks […]
May 24, 2021
Chef with seasonal ingredientsat Ambridge Rose

Seasonal taste sensations

When the seasons change, so too does the menu for Ambridge Rose residents. The meals prepared in each home are overseen by our executive chef, Mike Jones, who sources as much fresh produce and meat from local suppliers, as well as Ambridge Rose’s gardens. With the shorter days, there is an abundance of late harvest fruit and vegetables including pumpkins, […]
May 24, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine at Ambridge Rose

Dear families, friends and residents, We have now been advised by the DHB of the date to start the vaccine process for our residents. The confirmed first dose is due to administered in teh week commencing May 31, 2021 The Manor: 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 2nd June 2021 At The Manor, we will be setting up two lounges for this […]
May 19, 2021
Woman 100th birthday card

Celebrated a century on Christmas Day

When Martha was born in Rotterdam on Christmas Day, 1921 she must have been a special gift for her older sister and parents. Martha recalls her mother always did something special to celebrate her birthday, even though it fell on Christmas Day. She grew up in a city home with three sisters and remembers her father imported marble from Italy […]
May 12, 2021
Women with chicken egg

Here chook, chook

In March, our eagerly anticipated new residents arrived at The Villa and they are proving to be extremely popular with everyone. Three laying hens named Nibbles, Butter and Kentucky have made themselves at home in the backyard and they entertain residents, staff and visitors with their gentle nature and fossicking for food. For months there were preparations – selecting the […]
May 3, 2021
Family looking at bird feeder at The Cottage

Hello to the birds

A love for the garden and being outdoors continues to be a daily pleasure for Mary at The Cottage. Her husband, Cliff and daughter, Joanne kindly donated birdfeeders and a birdbath for the pleasure of all residents and the local birds enjoy them, too. Mary and Cliff have lived in Howick for more than 45 years and Mary spent much […]