Re­muera Gar­dens’ book club a great suc­cess

Central Leader - - LIFESTYLE& LEISURE -

Each month, a lively dis­cus­sion takes place as the 17 mem­bers of the Re­muera Gar­dens’ Book Club gather to­gether in the li­brary to chat about their lat­est or great­est read.

The book club is just one of the many ac­tiv­i­ties that res­i­dents of this fan­tas­tic re­tire­ment vil­lage – sit­u­ated in the heart of Re­muera, are able to en­joy.

Re­muera Gar­dens’ Book Club was set up last year af­ter Eleanor – a for­mer li­brar­ian, moved into Re­muera Gar­dens and took over the run­ning of its won­der­ful li­brary.

The li­brary pro­vides a warm and wel­com­ing space for res­i­dents to read, as well as re­lax and vil­lage man­ager Judi Hig­gin­son says Eleanor has made lots of pos­i­tive changes.

‘‘Eleanor’s sim­pli­fied the way the li­brary is run and made it much eas­ier for people to use. We’re also thrilled at how the book club has taken off, with the res­i­dents re­ally em­brac­ing it.’’

‘‘I wanted the book club to en­cour­age car­ing and shar­ing and be en­joy­able for ev­ery one,’’ Eleanor says.

The huge va­ri­ety of reg­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and events is just one of the rea­sons that res­i­dents are so proud to call Re­muera Gar­dens their home.

In ad­di­tion to the book club, there are an ar­ray of both in­door and out­door recre­ational op­tions in­clud­ing a theatre group, a paint­ing group, swim­ming, bridge, tai chi and pe­tanque, just to men­tion a few.

Reg­u­lar per­for­mances from tal­ented mu­si­cians and per­form­ers are an­other much loved fea­ture.

At Re­muera Gar­dens there is also a strong fam­ily at­mos­phere. Their man­age­ment team and friendly hostesses like to know ev­ery­one by name, and the small and per­sonal com­mu­nity will en­sure you feel wel­come and safe.

The res­i­dents are ac­tively en­cour­aged to main­tain their in­de­pen­dence. In fact, the sup­port ser­vices avail­able on re­quest make it pos­si­ble to live in­de­pen­dently for longer.

To chat about your re­tire­ment plans or to ar­range a time to visit phone Robyn Mor­ton on 630 4379 or 021 845 524, or email robyn.m@re­al­liv­ing.co.nz.

You’ll find Re­muera Gar­dens at 57 Richard Far­rell Ave, Re­muera.

Avid read­ers: Some of the mem­bers of Re­muera Gar­dens’ pop­u­lar book club.

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