Eden Alternative

The halls are alive with the sound of music

Once a month, HBH Senior Living’s much-loved Day Programme hosts a very special event -  a singalong accompanied on the piano by Margaret Williamson. Margaret has been playing the piano at...

The importance of staying connected

After 21 years of working at HBH Senior Living, Sophie Flavell has seen many changes. Especially since the Eden Alternative was introduced 5 years ago, she’s noticed a real difference...

The Eden Alternative: from institution to involvement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In our last blog, we explained how The Eden Alternative was founded to alleviate the problems of loneliness, boredom and helplessness experienced by older people. In this article, Juliette Tuckey...

Creating Eden: how the Eden Alternative came about

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Eden Alternative is a philosophy of care that aims to transform residential care by addressing the ‘three plagues’ of aging: loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The philosophy was founded by Dr...

Update on the HBH Eden journey

Many of you will have seen Juliette Tuckey at HBH during the past few months, often with Coco the dog hot on her heels! Juliette has joined the team to...

Beating the winter blues

The team who run the HBH activities programme are an energetic bunch who keep residents active and involved throughout the week. Last week they organised a blue-themed day as a...

A special visit from some feathered friends

On Friday April 20th, a group of volunteers from the Auckland Metro Bird Club created a very special ‘bird show and tell’ morning for our residents. They brought along a...