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PARATA HOME & DAY CENTRE
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE
MAKE NEW FRIENDS..?
39 Kitchener St, Gore Ph (03) 208 3810
Parata Day Centre is an excellent way to develop
It is a Community Recreation Centre for the
elderly of Gore and Districts. Anyone living
at home interested in activities from Crafts
and Music to Sports and Bus Trips are most
A typical day at the Centre begins with
transportation from your home to Parata,
morning tea followed by activities. A full midday
meal is supplied to keep up the "energy levels"
for a busy afternoon. At the end of
the day visitors are provided with a
If you require residential or respite
care, Parata Residence provides
a very high standard full time care
with interesting and entertaining
Come along and enjoy the entertainment.
" There is never a dull moment "
Cameron House Rest Home
Moving into a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make
-- at Cameron House this decision is made easy.
Cameron House is a small facility with a rich, warm family atmosphere.
The residents happiness, comfort and wellbeing is the focus and the
priority is ensuring a sense of family and community. This helps those
staying at Cameron House feel like it is their own home.
Manager Hellen Webb is full of praise for her staff and the community
groups that help create a great environment for residents.
"We recognise that every resident is an individual and as such has
different needs in relation to ethnicity, spirituality, disability, gender,
sexual orientation, social status and age" says Hellen.
52 -- 54 ELIZABETH ST, GORE. PH (03) 208 9728
12 Civic Avenue, Gore. Phone 208 6218
For more information phone 03 208 6218
Try something new
The following RSA clubs
welcome new members anytime
• Indoor/Outdoor Bowls
• Darts • Pool • Snooker
• Travel Club • Texas Hold'em Poker
204 Spey Street Invercargill Ph 03 218 1161
• Mobility scooters • Hand Rails • Sales & Service
Platinum years Advertising Feature
Retirement provides the opportunity to travel
It could fairly be said that the birth of backpacking and travelling'', in its freewheeling, adventure-seeking,
determinedly experiential sense took place in the 60's.
Something about the open-
endedness, bohemianism and free-
dom of such a style of travel was
firmly in tune with the loosening of
attitudes in general during those years.
The 60's were the heyday of the baby
boomers, of course, the same individu-
als who are now approaching retire-
ment and entering their golden years.
Research in the US (www.atme.org ) has
indicated that, as we might expect,
baby boomers have expectations
relating to travel that differ significantly
from previous generation of retirees,
expectations that tie into their
experiences of travel in their formative,
The research, by Travel Marketing
Decisions, came up with some key
Boomers consider travel a
necessity, not a luxury.
Boomers have travelled more than
their predecessors. As experienced
travellers, they seek out more exotic
destinations or more in-depth ways of
experiencing familiar places.
Boomers want to have fun.
Companionship, stimulation and the
cultural/social experience make travel
fun for boomers.
Boomers demand immediate
gratification. They invented the
question, ''Are we there yet?'' and
have little patience for long, uninter-
rupted stretches of road time.
Boomers are not
passive. They want a
measure of control in
designing their travel
experience and, once on
the road, they want to
choose their activities.
Boomers also crave the
''local, human touch.''
Boomers strongly per-
ceive themselves as
individuals, and therefore
do not appreciate the
''herding'' experience of traditional
Boomers like creature comforts,
despite expressing a desire for
authenticity of experience. Food and
accommodation needs to, ''reflect the
experience of a place without being
down and dirty.''
Boomers are sceptical of institu-
tions and individuals. As a result, they
tend to actively and personally
research their travel options before
Travel companies have obviously
taken many of these messages on
board, as we have seen an increase in
the diversity of travel options over the
past few years, with the notable
expansion of small group, lightly
structured adventure travel to destin-
ations off the beaten track.
Whatever your supposed demo-
graphic inclinations, however, and
whatever your personal tastes, the
open years of retirement provide the
opportunity of extended travel to all
who wish to get a taste of foreign
Why not think about a bit of sun, sand
It could be just the tonic, baby.
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