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Tales of flying high

Memories of a world at war shared with Mark Sainsburg

In the lead up to Anzac Day 2019 some of our Ryman Healthcare residents have recounted the tumultuous times of World War II.

Broadcaster Mark Sainsbury visited one of our retirement villages to meet with those that served.

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Ryman team raises $100,000 for Mosque victims and families

The team at Ryman Healthcare has raised $100,000 for the victims and families of the Christchurch terror attacks.

Ryman residents and staff rallied in the weeks after the March 15 attacks to hold a series of fundraising events which raised $45,000 for victims and their families.

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2019 Cashin Scholarship winner

We are pleased to announce that Gemma Ballantyne is our 2019 Cashin Scholarship winner.

She's worked at both Anthony Wilding and Yvette Williams, where her colleagues say she's been a star behind the counter answering all those tricky queries!

Gemma, 18, will use the scholarship to fund her pharmacy studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

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Ryman wins award for exceptional customer service

Ryman won the gold medal in the 2019 Reader's Digest Quality Service Award as the retirement village operator that Kiwis believe best demonstrates excellent customer service.

The company also won the award in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

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Vinka receives Order of Merit

For Vinka Lucas, receiving an Order of Merit for services to the fashion industry and design has been the perfect adornment to a long and colourful career.

Vinka reigned supreme in New Zealand fashion circles for 50 years, her use of flamboyant fabrics and vibrant colours always creating a stir, and not just with her designs but her own dressing style too.

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Aging for beginners

Who were they? The now is not what they were. Look again.

Daily we meet new people. For many of the young, older people seem … just old.

This demands a special approach, talking loudly so they can hear, and then repeating messages, as they might not have understood the first time around, or the language of today differs increasingly from the way we spoke in the past.

“What’s cool dear? I find it rather warm.” After that it’s time to get back to the real world: “Nice to meet you,” a fast wave and they’re off.

But what the heck is this word old anyway?

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