South Asia

  • Aashirwad - better care for the elderly

    Acting Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Berlinda Chin (left) joins others at the opening of the new wing.

    A new wing that caters for the special needs of the elderly in the South Asian community in Auckland has been launched at the David Lange Care Home in Mangere East. The new wing, opened on 10 January 2013, is named "Aashirwad" which means Blessings.

    The move follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Bupa Care Services and the Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust to deliver culturally appropriate care for South Asian community elders in November  2012.