FROM THE NEWS DESK
I am reflecting on Peter and Dee Gordon’s remarkable four year labour of love for Wanaka. Also on former district resident Stina Mooyman’s remarkable six-figure donation to the Upper Clutha Hospice Trust (Mooyman, 93, now lives in Henderson.)
The $9.3 million Aspiring Enliven Care Centre is a district asset for seniors and the terminally ill.
To quote a Longfellow poem read by Presbyterian Support Otago chief executive Gillian Bremner at Friday’s official opening:
‘‘Age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.’’
That is what the benefactors and partners were aiming for - that the stars do get to shine.
Bremner said, and I agree: Everyone should be proud of what has been achieved at the Aspiring Enliven Care Centre because it is absolutely stunning.