The walking circuit is complete and now residents at Wanaka Retirement Village can wander around the gardens with ease, thanks to the generosity of Concrete Brothers Ltd.
"Walking around the adjacent facilities is a daily activity for many residents and now they can do it on a firm surface, which is particularly appreciated by those with walking frames," says Jacqui Boylen, Presbyterian Support Otago's Enliven Wanaka Manager.
"The Concrete Brothers offer to provide this much-needed link for us was totally unexpected and the end result by a friendly, professional crew can't be faulted," she added.
"It's a huge morale boost to us when a commercial concern recognises the work we do and offers its services in support of that. I can't thank them enough."
Village Manager Su Anderson said the very generous donation was especially appreciated by those residents who had previously no path access to their front doors.
"The difference to the look of that part of the village is quite amazing too. It's now a much nicer place for villagers to spend time catching up with each other."
No grassy walker wheels! Doris Watts, seen chatting to Shirley Gilchrist, is delighted with The Concrete Brothers new path because her feet and walker wheels now stay clean during her daily walks around the Village.
Presbyterian Support Otago's Acting Chief Executive Gillian Bremner personally thanks The Concrete Brothers crew for their work in creating a safer environment for Elmslie House and Wanaka Retirement Village residents.