Wairarapa News : January 25th 2012
19 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 25, 2012 A UNIQUE COMMUNITY Come join us in a retirement lifestyle for anyone over 55 The Wairarapa Masonic Village in Masterton is situated in park-like grounds in Edith Street on the west side of Masterton, a short distance from town. Large recreational centre with extensive library, billiard table, daily social functions, bus trips, meals arranged, daycare facilities. New and existing villas now ready for you to make your home - spacious and reasonably priced. 4326741AA Wairarapa Masonic Village Irene Bull - Manager E: firstname.lastname@example.org 35 Edith St, Masterton P: 06 378 7391 Wairarapa Masonic Village celebrates its 25th birthday. A BIG thank you to our residents during that time 4326741AA See us for interest free & no payment deals Total Care Flooring Design 17 Queen Street, Masterton, Ph 06 378 2824 OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY Proud to supply and install oor coverings at Masonic Village. 3940717AA IRVINE FLOORCOVERINGS Latest European vinyl designs from $25/m2 SAVE OVER 50%! FREE Bissell Little Green Deep Cleaner (RRP $299) with every houselot of Irvine's carpet IRVINE FLOORCOVERINGS CARPET SALE 4308646AA Wairarapa Masonic Village 4309496AA Celebrating 25 Years 1987 - 2012 DO YOU NEED A VALUATION? Buying, Selling, Insurance, Leasing We offer a prompt reliable service for urban and rural properties throughout the Wairarapa. • Proud to be accreditied valuers to the Wairarapa Masonic Village Ph 06 3786672, 28 Perry St, Masterton www.propertyconsultants.co.nz 4324729AA Masterton village residents young at heart' Sound future: Wellington Masonic Villages Trust CEO Warick Dunn and Masonic Village Board trustee Heaton Haglund in front of the new Glenwood Masonic Hospital. Heaton Haglund has been on the Masonic Village Board for around 14 years and says it is a rewarding role that gives him a lot of satisfaction. The board for the Wellington Masonic Villages Trust consists of people from around the region who are all successful businesspeople and community leaders. Board members meet once a month and look over the regular CEO reports and make decisions about the direction of the trust. In charge of $38 million worth of assets, being a trustee bears considerable responsibility. Mr Haglund says he has seen many developments at the Masterton Masonic Village over the years and he believes it is the best of the three Masonic Villages in the Wellington Region. ''I personally think this is the best village. It's well laid out and we've got good grounds staff that keep the gardens and lawns going. ''For some reason, I believe that our residents in this one are far younger at heart and younger in outlook than the residents at the other villages. It's really a pleasure to go to some of their functions and you wonder where they get their energy from,'' he says. When he was first elected to the board he was slightly over-awed by the calibre of board members that he was joining because they were all highly successful people in Wellington. He now recognises that he has his own attributes to bring to the table. Having run a business in central Masterton for many years and as a Justice of the Peace, he knows the lie of the land locally and brings some street smarts to the role. ''Being in the town and knowing the nuances and which way the wind was blowing, I feel that I am pulling my weight quite adequately on the board,'' he says. The board is made up of Freemasons and it is entirely voluntary. It is part of the masons' community ethos and dedication to care of the elderly that inspires many of them to give up their time and expertise. ''A person has worked hard all their life and then in the twilight of their years it behoves their family, whom they've supported, to look after those as they did in the old days. Now times have changed and someone has to look after the elderly and that was instrumental in getting it (the village) going to provide accommodation,'' says Mr Haglund.
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