Charlene Van Zyl

Charlene Van Zyl

Founder of Eden Alternative Mauritius and Living Change

Eden Registry…an Unexpected Journey

The South Island of New Zealand joins the Eden Registry.

An unexpected Eden Alternative journey. Sally Hopkins (Business Development Manager) from Eden in OZ & NZ shared this inspiring story of a journey to some homes in the South Island of New Zealand. An unexpected Eden Journey.

In December 2012, Cathy Meyer and I were privileged to visit four homes in the South Island of New Zealand for their first ever Eden Registry visit for Eden Principles 2 and 10. Three of the homes are a part of a group from Presbyterian Support South Canterbury (PSSC) in South Canterbury. The fourth home is Archer Village in Christchurch. PSSC commenced their Eden journey late 2010 with six Managers attending an open Eden Alternative Certified Associate course in Auckland New Zealand. Armed with new knowledge they confirmed with their CEO, Michael Parker, that the Eden Alternative was the right philosophy of resident directed care for their organisation. Training 90 staff is a massive investment and the results are paying off.  (Read more, download story here)

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