On 17 December, Santa took a break from his duties at the local garden centre to visit residents at Resthaven Marion, at 10 Township Road. It was quite warm, so he had to catch his breath before heading inside to visit the residents, with several elves to help. Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, says, ‘It was … Continued
On 20 December 2018, Resthaven Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services, David Norton, announced the purchase of vacant land at 122 Smart Road, Modbury for future aged care and support services. ‘This land is in a prime location; adjacent residential and commercial precincts and creates an opportunity for local residents who need aged care to … Continued
On 12 December, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services clients from the ‘Parkinson’s Support’, ‘Wellness on Wednesday’, and ‘Squeaky Joints’ groups enjoyed a combined Christmas lunch at the Bridgeport Hotel.
Source: Christmas Fun in the Murraylands | Aged Care Online
Shorter waiting times for home care packages is associated with increased life expectancy and older people’s ability to remain in their own homes, a recent study led by the Registry for Older South Australians (ROSA) at the South Australian Health and Medical Institute (SAHMRI) shows.
Source: Research supports need for more home care packages
On 12 December, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services clients from the ‘Parkinson’s Support’, ‘Wellness on Wednesday’, and ‘Squeaky Joints’ groups enjoyed a combined Christmas lunch at the Bridgeport Hotel. Coordinator, Denni Ebert, says, ‘The lunch was so much fun, with almost 40 clients from across our three groups joining in.’ ‘We enjoyed … Continued
Almost 40 gathered at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge on December 12.
Source: Resthaven Murray Bridge clients enjoy Christmas lunch at Bridgeport Hotel | The Murray Valley Standard
A custom built sculpture commissioned by Resthaven, and handcrafted by South Australian artist, Gerry McMahon, now greets visitors at the entrance of Resthaven Murray Bridge, at 53 Swanport Road. The sculpture, titled ‘Dream on Flight,’ is described by Gerry as a: ‘Sculptural snapshot of a child, grandmother and pelican, set on a plinth design to … Continued
Sisters, Marjorie Holman and Rhonda Brown, aged 97 and 91 respectively, are both enjoying the support provided by Resthaven Community Respite Services. Marjorie especially has a long association with Resthaven, having volunteered at Resthaven Westbourne Park as a Chaplain’s Assistant and in the site shop for more than 20 years. Rhonda and Marjorie were born … Continued
Source: 30 year volunteer celebrates 60th site anniversary | Aged Care Online
The Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services Men’s Group hears lots of interesting stories, but none so amazing as the lifesaving rescue of Mr Stephen Jones by fellow Resthaven client, Mr Bob Biggs, during World War II. Coordinator and Men’s Group facilitator, Corinne Lama, says, ‘It all started during an Arctic expedition during WWII.’ ‘Mr Jones*, who … Continued
At this time of year, we look forward to catching up with family and friends, to enjoy sharing time and hospitality. However, the festive season can also bring mixed feelings. For people living in poverty, it may be a very difficult time. Poverty is a root cause of homelessness: having a lower income than necessary … Continued
On 5 December, Wei Jie Tan, from the University of Adelaide was awarded the inaugural Resthaven Palliative Medicine Prize at the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery Declaration Ceremony. The Palliative Medicine Prize is awarded to a final year University of Adelaide medical student who has demonstrated excellence in palliative medicine during their medical training. ‘We … Continued
With continued increasing demand for aged care support at home in the south-east, Resthaven has recently opened a new office space in Mount Gambier. The Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services office is located at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier, in the heart of the shopping district. ‘We have seen an increase in the demand for … Continued
Resthaven Aberfoyle Park recently received a lovely letter of thanks from the family of a resident: ‘It has been five weeks since my mum shifted into Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, and I am amazed at how well she has coped with the change.’ ‘We were preparing ourselves for the shift to set her back, but that … Continued
ROSA research supports need for more home care packages New research led by the Registry for Older South Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI shows that shorter waiting times for home care packages
Source: ROSA research supports need for more home care packages – Scimex
Resthaven Riverland Community Services recently launched a new social group, with one of its first outings to the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery. Manager Community Services, Sandy Smith, says ‘Clients were transported to Murtho, where they sat along the banks of the Murray River, listening to acoustic band, “Trick”, whilst enjoying beautiful cheese platters prepared for us … Continued
In November, residents and staff at Resthaven Port Elliot were delighted to host the ‘Old McDonald’s Farm’ petting zoo to the home at 50 North Terrace, Port Elliot. Lifestyle Coordinator, Kirsty Meggison, says, ‘We host the Old McDonald’s Farm petting zoo regularly throughout the year, and the visits are always very popular – this time … Continued
One Resthaven resident is single handedly bringing Christmas spirit to life, by hand-painting locally made wooden toys to donate to children in need.
Source: Santa’s workshop comes to Resthaven
Resthaven Murray Bridge development complete, 60th anniversary celebrated
Source: Resthaven Murray Bridge development complete, 60th anniversary celebrated | The Murray Valley Standard
A new era: Major revamp marks 60 years of caring
Source: $16.5m Resthaven Murray Bridge revamp marks aged care facility’s 60th anniversary | The Senior