A year to remember
Although 2020 was a year of ups and downs for world, here in Wanaka Retirement Village we did all the right things and kept each other safe.
A small community such as ours means Villagers keep an eye on each other when asked, and during the various Covid-19 lockdown levels that mutual caring meant no-one felt isolated or under stress.
As part of Presbyterian Support Otago we benefitted from the vast experience and informed decision-making of health and safety professionals built up over many years of providing services for older people in the region.
All our activities stopped during levels 3 and 4 but communication didn’t, and that written and phone contact was key to ensuring Villagers felt safe and secure when the world around them was struggling.
Villagers who played 500 and Scrabble seemed to go through more withdrawal symptoms (!!) that others and were quick to get back into their routines when activities resumed.
We finished the year with our 10th Anniversary celebrated alongside Christmas out in the Pembroke Courtyard.
The Village can summarise 2020 with a few bullet points: