• Henny Penny brings joy at Resthaven Mitcham

    The ‘Henny Penny’ Hatching Program is once again bringing much joy to the residents, staff and families of Resthaven Mitcham, as they delight in watching the baby chicks hatch. ‘The response to the Henny Penny Hatching Program has far exceeded our expectations,’ says Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz. ‘The hatching of the eggs causes so much … Continued

    Time to make a difference

    With a new state government now in power, many people are interested in their policies and strategies to support older people. Outcomes that assist individuals to maintain active and healthy lifestyles not only benefit the individual and their carers, but also the wider community. Although aged care services generally fall under federal government policy, there … Continued

    From a little help at home, to residential aged care

    When life is drawing to an end, having support from family and a trusted service provider can ease the steps along the way through the journey. Sharon Vafiadis describes her mum’s ‘Resthaven journey’. It initially started with just a few hours of support at home, later progressing through to having comprehensive palliative and end of … Continued

    Today is Harmony Day

    It’s a day of celebrating inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging; a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common. Priscilla de Pree, Resthaven’s Multicultural Project Officer, encourages celebratory events across Resthaven’s network of services. She says, ‘The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone … Continued

    From Carer to Care Coordinator – Noelene’s 22 year career story

     In April 2018, Resthaven Leabrook Care Coordinator, Noelene Hoeper, will retire after 22 years of service to Resthaven. Noelene’s story is inspiring, not just because of her long service, but because she started as a personal carer. With hard work and support from Resthaven, Noelene worked her way forward to become a Registered Nurse, Clinical … Continued

    Voting Support for the Vision Impaired

    With the state election on Saturday 17 March, Resthaven Community Services offers vision support services for people aged over 65 who would like assistance to vote. The Electoral Commission SA has implemented a new computerised voting system called, ‘VoteAssist’, to support people with a vision impairment to vote. From Tuesday 13 March to Friday 16 … Continued

    Age no barrier to enjoying technology at Resthaven Marion

    Mrs Joan Johnson of Resthaven Marion certainly doesn’t fit the stereotype of your average 96 year old. With her baby blue iPad and colourful room decorations (including a woven wall hanging purchased in Egypt) Mrs Johnson ‘loves’ using technology to continue exploring the world around her. ‘I have a very enquiring mind,’ she says. ‘I … Continued