• Christmas: Time to pause and reflect

    Opinion Piece from former 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 … 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

    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

    ‘My Home Life’ UK Academics visit Resthaven

    On 9 December 2016, Sarah Rhead, Executive Officer of the SA Innovation Hub, hosted a wrap up meeting at Resthaven Head Office, Wayville, with visiting academics, Professor Julienne Meyer CBE (Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People, City University of London) and Professor Belinda Dewar (Professor of Practice Improvement, University of the West of Scotland), … Continued

    ‘Squeaky Joints’ Cookbook Launch in Strathalbyn

    On 15 December, Resthaven’s Murray Bridge, Hills and Fleurieu Community Services’ new offices at 9 Rankine Street, Strathalbyn, will host their first ‘event’, giving clients a ‘sneak peek’ of the new space prior to its formal opening in early 2017. The occasion marks the launch of the ‘Squeaky Joints’ cookbook, entitled ‘Squeaky Joints and Well-Oiled … Continued

    Building Project Update – December 2016

    It’s been another busy period for the Resthaven buildings and capital works program! Current developments include: Resthaven Malvern Stage 1 of the redevelopment at Resthaven Malvern is almost complete. Residents relocated from Kingfisher north to facilitate the commencement of Stage 2, which is now underway and due for completion in December. Stage 3 will follow, … Continued

    Resthaven Port Elliot High Tea Launch

    On Thursday 1 December, the Resthaven Port Elliot Resident Food Committee were delighted to ‘test’ the first ‘High Tea’ service at the site. The guests, dressed in their best for the occasion, thoroughly enjoyed the delicacies on offer, served by Resthaven Port Elliot Manager, Pam Alde, and Coordinator, Housekeeping Services, Shannon Hutchins. “Gift vouchers are … Continued

    The festive season begins!

    The festive season will officially kick off at Resthaven Mitcham today, with the site holding the first Resthaven Residents’ Christmas Party. These events are held at all Resthaven residential sites throughout December, and attended by residents and representatives from the Resthaven Executive team. Thanks to the major site redevelopment currently underway at Resthaven Mitcham, the … Continued