• Christmas: Time to pause and reflect

    Opinion Piece from CEO, Richard Hearn In our diverse society, Christmas is a time of celebration. It has particular significance for Christians. It is a time when we reflect and celebrate relationships, of being part of a family, a community and acknowledging the contributions made by individuals in building our community – workers, friends and … Continued

    What Home Care Reforms Mean for You

    On 27 February 2017, the Australian Government’s Home Care reforms come into effect, aiming to improve the way home care packages are delivered to older people. Resthaven has been planning for the Home Care reforms, and is confident that our services will continue to provide the same high standard of care. ‘The changes mean more … Continued

    Stage 3 of Resthaven Murray Bridge redevelopment approved

    Stage 3 of a $15 million redevelopment at Resthaven Murray Bridge has been approved by the Development Assessment Panel. ‘The Resthaven Murray Bridge redevelopment includes construction of 20 new rooms to replace the original Talbot, Jenkins and Christopher areas. This will also include a new reception and administration area, a dedicated hall, new café, hairdressing … Continued

    Stage 2 of Resthaven Malvern redevelopment complete

    Yesterday at Resthaven Malvern, stage 2 of the major redevelopment was officially ‘handed over’ to Manager, Terry Kirkwood, meaning that residents can now move into their new, large rooms. The site, located at 43 Marlborough Street, is undergoing its first upgrade in more than 20 years, and this handover marks the ‘mid point’ of the $8.5m … Continued

    Award winning aged care leadership program launched in SA

    A UK initiative promoting quality of life and delivering positive change in care homes for older people has been so well received in South Australia that there are plans to offer the program again next year. Source: Award winning aged care leadership program launched in SA

    New Office for Resthaven Community Services Strathalbyn

    Staff at Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services are settling in nicely to their new premises at 9 Rankine Street, Strathalbyn. The refurbished site houses staff from the recently closed Mount Barker office, as well as staff who were previously working from an office in Donald Street, meaning expanded services that are coordinated … Continued

    Christmas celebrations across Resthaven

    Christmas celebrations are in full swing across Resthaven, with all residential sites holding festive ‘Resident Christmas Functions’ throughout December. Christmas celebrations kicked off at Resthaven Mitcham on 1 December, where residents, families and volunteers enjoyed a festive cocktail party. Next year, once the site redevelopment is complete, they will enjoy Christmas in their brand new … Continued

    Retirement Living Residents Celebrate Christmas

    With Christmas festivities in full swing across Resthaven, Independent Retirement Living residents at Marion and Bellevue Heights recently enjoyed their own Christmas celebrations with Resthaven staff. Residents held lovely morning and afternoon teas in the company of Sue McKechnie (Executive Manager, Community Services), Jeannie Peace (Retirement Living Coordinator), Lynn Openshaw (Manager, Service Development), and Lesley … Continued

    Quality Time at Westbourne Park’s Men’s Group

    Every Friday at Resthaven Westbourne Park, a group of men gather with Resthaven Coordinating Chaplain, Rev Kingsley Congdon, for a casual get-together known as ‘Men’s Group’. The group of around ten enjoy discussing a variety of interesting topics, catching up on the latest news and just being together in each other’s company over morning tea … Continued