Expansion starts for veterans’ quarters
Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, is behind the development of the Levin War Veterans Retirement Village on Prouse St. Up to 59 two-bedroom retirement villas will be built on the land behind Enliven’s Levin War Veterans Home, with the first 12 villas due to be completed late 2022. The site was blessed by kauma¯ tua from Muau¯ poko. PSC chief executive Joe Asghar, cultural director Jim Berry, Enliven general manager Nicola Turner and staff from the home attended the blessing last Wednesday. Along with the current home, the new village development will see Enliven offer a full continuum of care to Horowhenua retirees and those with links to the Defence Force around the country. “We have already had many enquiries come through about the development since our first announcement in April,” Asghar said. “We are excited about the opportunity to provide more good quality housing options for Horowhenua retirees.” Enliven operates rest homes and retirement villages across the lower North Island. For more information about Enliven, and to keep up-to-date with the development’s progress, visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz.