Wyndham and Districts Community Rest Home

AT A GLANCE WYNDHAM AND DISTRICTS COMMUNITY REST HOME WHAT: Community-based, not-for-profit residential care home WHERE: Rural Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand WEBSITE: www.eldernet.co.nz/Facilities/Rest_Home_Care/Wyndham_and_Districts_Community_ Rest_Home/Service/DisplayService/FaStID/1082 Wyndham and Districts Community Rest Home I n the spring, a sea of yellow daffodils and hundreds of tulips adorn the landscape… in summer, the scent of roses accompanied by picture perfect shrubbery and trees is simply delightful. Welcome to the award-winning Wyndham and Districts Community Rest Home, where residents are part of the family and everyday living is filled with activity, compassion and joy. Located in scenic rural Southland, Wyndham & Districts Community Rest Home Inc. is a 23-bed residential care home run as a registered charity and overseen by a volunteer board of local business people. The community is incredibly proud of its Home – with good reason. The facility has earned a reputation for aged care excellence and rural hospitality; providing residents with the highest standard of care in a warm, friendly environment with the assurance of privacy, comfort and dignity. Annette Sinclair, Nurse Manager at the Wyndham and Districts Community Rest Home, reports on the backstory: “Twenty-one years ago, when the Home was in danger of closing, the community rallied around and raised the funds to buy the facility. The building was originally a maternity home, then the Southland hospital passed it on to Presbyterian Support who turned it into a rest home facility. But over time, the rest home was struggling, so they decided it would need to Everything’s coming up roses