Ageing Positively – Sandra McLachlan

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Ageing Positively – Sandra McLachlan

‘Get on with it’ is Sandra McLachlan’s life mantra, and she certainly does.

A busy retiree, Sandra is often out and about, whether it be helping Age Concern with their exercise programme, being an active member of the ukulele group and the RSA entertainers, or sitting on the governance board of the MS/Parkinson’s Society Marlborough. Sandra was recently recognised for her hard work, winning Volunteer of the Month through Volunteer Marlborough.

Before she retired Sandra had a busy and varied working life as a bus driver, a diversional therapist and working in a garden centre. Sandra did it all, while carrying out the very important role of mother and grandmother.

After the death of her husband she embarked on a series of adventures including working in the UK for a year as a caring companion. She returned to New Zealand and travelled around in a campervan for four years. But eventually the call of Marlborough and her family drew her back to Blenheim.

When Sandra has some down time she enjoys gardening, knitting, going to the Country and Western club and of course spending time with her family. Despite a few health issues, Sandra says keeping busy, being positive and enjoying people are the reasons she enjoys life, and the reason she gets up and ‘gets on with it’.