Kapiti Seniors: Cabinet Minister Kris Faafoi and Revd Maureen Ellis officially open the Shalom Suite at Sevenoaks.
Friday 19 July saw the official opening of the Shalom end-of-life suite at the Kapiti Retirement Trust's Sevenoaks site by cabinet minister and MP for Mana, Kris Faafoi.
The Shalom Suite is the latest development undertaking by Kapiti Retirement Trust to extend its charitable service to the Kapiti community. The construction of the Shalom Suite, located within the Matai Wing, the Trust's dedicated respite facility at Sevenoaks occurred thanks to a generous benefactor who has funded the construction of the unit.
Other donations, including one from the Kapiti branch of the Nikau Foundation, have paid for the fit-out of the suite along with specialist equipment, including a state of the art care bed which can meet the requirements of those with the most complex of health conditions. While the infrastructure has been funded by donations, the Kapiti Retirement Trust will meet the ongoing shortfall in operating the unit. The Trust will now be operating two end-of-life suites where family members and friends can come and go as they wish 24/7 with their focus being to support and love.