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Addington Rest Home

When you’ve weathered a few storms change isn’t so scary; we have been honoured to have some rich conversations with residents and staff at Addington Rest Home. We learned that the Phillipino community is strong in Christchurch, with many registered nurses coming here to work as carers, that rest homes are not common in the Phillipines. We also learned that mini skirts in the 1960s caused traffic accidents (allegedly), that the most important thing to do is a job which is fulfilling, and heard tales of house-building and disability in Christchurch in the 1970s (Ramps at 1/12 grade with a 3ft run up preferred). Here are two representatives of a beautiful, funny and knowledgeable community, who overwhelmingly told us that Christchurch will never be the same again, but weren’t worried about it.

 

This conversation was part of our project One Conversation, 100 Communities.

Date: April 27, 2016