Activities at Craigweil House are many and varied

One corner of the room as the jam session was in progress. Others were playing tambourines, drums, ukuleles, bells and maracas.

Rex Keane of Kaipara Memorial RSA, who led the service, reciting the Ode of the Fallen.

Craigweil House residents Alf, Rose and Elaine sitting in the C-130 Hercules Loadmaster at the RNZAF Base Auckland.

Flight Sergeant Nathan Hodges giving Craigweil House residents a tour of the C-130 Hercules Loadmaster.

The residents of Craigweil House have been keeping busy with in-house events, special visitors and unique outings. Recently a group travelled to the Air Force’s largest operational air base, RNZAF Base Auckland in Whenuapai-Hobsonville.
Group. Captain Andy Scott and Executive Assistant to the Base Commander Alison Elford warmly welcomed our residents to the historic airfields and spoke of its interesting history. The team had prepared a plane, the C-130 Hercules Loadmaster, to show residents and give them an inside look. Avionic Mechanic Hope Gregory was there to answer questions, and residents took turns sitting in the cockpit. It was a fun outing and for many a chance to reconnect with old interests.
Another special event recently was a ‘note-worthy’ music therapy session in which Craigweil House was a symphony of laugher, music and chatting as Retts van Dam (Mapu-I-Musika Therapy Fale founder) facilitated playing instruments, dancing, listening to music and writing songs. We find music therapy to be a fun opportunity for expression and creativity, and it brings us together as a community.
For Anzac Day, in collaboration with the Kaipara Memorial RSA, Craigweil House held a traditional service to remember and pay tribute to the Anzac service men and women of our dear country. We were joined by Steve Wilson (RSA Vice President) and Rex Keane of the Kaipara Memorial RSA who spoke stirringly of the courage, camaraderie and determination of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
If you would like to enquire about Craigweil House for your loved one, please get in touch. We are a boutique countryside facility with personalised compassionate support and care for rest home, hospital and secure dementia levels of care – 09-420 8277.

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