Miniature Ponies and French Horn playing warm up Craigweil House this Winter

Colin was chuffed to have a special surprise visit from a miniature pony brought in by Bea, Abby and Alexis of Kaipara College

New Craigweil House resident, Don, and his friend Jimmy joined the regular entertainer Jo Fingers expertly playing their clarinets. not Rose's daughter Victoria listening with her pet parrot in the right corner

Craigweil House resident Nora and Bill with the miniature ponies brought in by Kaipara College students

Craigweil House has seen a fair bit of fun, brightening the start of the cooler months. Recently ponies did the rounds at the home and hospital. Brought in by students of Kaipara College, Bea, Abby, and Alexis, the ponies visited residents in the lounges and surprised others in their bedrooms. The pet miniature ponies were very calm, well-behaved, and received many pats. The visit was a part of a school health promotion project, run by the college.

French celebration week culminated in the afternoon tea of French cuisine and an exquisite live performance by French horn musician Anita Austin

French language, geography, food, and culture were also showcased recently at Craigweil House’s “French Celebration Week.” The mini festival culminated in an afternoon tea of French cuisine with an exquisite live performance by French Horn musician, Anita Austin.
The music has been flowing at Craigweil House this month with new resident, Don, bringing his skill on the clarinet. During the regular Happy Hour Live Music with singer and keyboardist, Joe Fingers, Don and his friend Jimmy joined Joe Fingers on their clarinets, making for a stellar jam session.
Another highlight was Charlotte of Pets Assisting Therapy bringing in various hand-reared animals. Pet therapy is a regular event Craigweil House residents enjoy. On the most recent visit, residents had the opportunity to hold a rabbit, have a cockatiel perch on their hand and shoulder, and bottle feed a baby goat.

Rose, resident of Craigweil House, talking to the miniature ponies brought in by students of Kaipara College

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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