Happy Christmas 2020

Staff, family and friends have been busy in the lead up to Christmas with decorating trees, singing Christmas Carols, enjoying fellowship and of course yummy food. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas with your family and friends. Keep safe over the holiday season. Blessings to you all!

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50s Up Brass Band Performance

50s Up Brass Band performance at Archer

Welcome to Spring!!! The 50’s Up Brass Band helped us celebrate the beginning of spring, followed by a yummy afternoon tea!

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Mid-winter dinner a huge success!

What a lovely way to fill in an otherwise wet and dreary winter’s day. Our mid-winter dinner was once again a huge success with delicious food, hilarious entertainment, fabulous prizes and wonderful company. It was great to meet potential residents and welcome newcomers to our villages.

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Volunteers celebrated by Archer Home residents and staff

Archer Home celebrates volunteers

Mid-Winter was recently celebrated by Archer Home residents and staff. Our volunteers were invited and recognised for all they do for our residents. Everyone is given a lucky number and two of our prize winners photographed were Cheryl receiving her box of chocolates and Mel with her extendable back massager. It was a successful event enjoyed by everyone.


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Congratulations to the graduates!

Congratulations are due to Andrea and Emily who graduated with Registered Nurse’s qualifications at the end of last year. 🎉

They have been working at Archer for a number of years while completing their studies. We will miss you both! 😢

Photos: Clinical nurse Manager Cheryl presents Andrea and Emily with flowers, followed by a combined resident and staff morning tea.

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Archer Home’s Annual Pleasant Point Trip

Archer Home's trip to Pleasant Point

Every year Archer Home is invited to a BBQ tea at our general manager’s hut at Butler’s Crossing, Pleasant Point.

We head off just after lunch with a quick stop at McDonald’s in Ashburton for an ice-cream.

On arriving at the hut we all enjoy a quick cuppa before heading down to the river.

Then back to the hut for a BBQ tea where we also enjoy S’mores!

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2019 Christmas Carol Service

Archer 2019 Christmas Carol Service - Linda on Piano

Thanks to everyone who came to Archer’s recent Carol Service and BBQ.

At the 2019 service we were thrilled to host around 180 people, including residents from the home and village, staff, and family members.

A great night was had by all as many families came together. Make sure you come to 2020’s service too!

Photos: Linda, our village resident and chaplain assistant, plays the piano and Noel, one of our volunteers, sings.

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The Chase comes to Archer

Archer was very lucky to host legendary star of The Chase, Shaun Wallace (aka the Dark Destroyer), who talked to us about his life and what it is like to work on The Chase.

Graeme, our General Manager, put him through his paces on New Zealand general knowledge.

Then resident Shirley Freeman received an early 90th birthday present: taking on Sean in a head-to-head, final-chase challenge. We then had afternoon tea and book signings.

Shaun’s visit was an absolute delight – we are still talking about when The Chase came to Archer!


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