Vegies and flowers are not the only things growing in the community garden plot next door to Enliven Carruth’s Day Service in Tauranga. Friendship, skills, and neighbourly pride are also flourishing in Plot 39..
Stewart helps out at the Pohutukawa Day Programme in Whakatane as a part-time assistant, a paid job which was “only supposed to be temporary” when he started 10 years ago, after acting as a volunteer van driver.
Taupo’s rapidly aging population is putting a strain on support services for the elderly, with the sector calling out for more workers. Like many countries, NZ is experiencing an increase in our aging population.
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