David looks forward to Thursdays. That’s when he joins nine other men at the Enliven Waikato Blokes’ Club for activities and outings. The men share an interest in engineering and often visit workshops.
Mya is matter-of-fact about her disabilities, the result of brain damage at birth. “I have cerebral palsy and sometimes I have seizures,” she says. Like many little girls her age, Mya loves singing, drama and drawing.
At age 6, Jean contracted scarlet fever which affected her hearing and led to bone infections. Now in her 80s, she is profoundly deaf, and has osteoarthritis in all her joints. “I spent many years in hospitals, supposedly dying..."
Angelina left her parents behind in South Korea when she immigrated to New Zealand ten years ago for a better life for herself and her family. Her role as an Enliven support worker has taught her the value of spending time with loved ones.