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
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
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
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
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
On a sunny Friday morning at Resthaven Port Elliot, residents are gathering in ‘Encounter Hall’ for one of their favourite exercise groups – ‘Sit Dance’.
Source: ‘Sit Dance’ a hit at Resthaven Port Elliot | Aged Care Online
Mrs Joan Johnson of Resthaven Marion certainly doesn’t fit the stereotype of your average 96 year old.
Source: “You name it, I’ll google it,” says Mrs Johnson | Aged Care Online
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
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
Resthaven works together with older people and their carers throughout metropolitan Adelaide and in regional South Australia, providing the full range of aged care services, from a little support at home to residential aged care. With continued and rapid expansion in Community Services that support people living in their own homes in their individual wellness … Continued
Resthaven Mitcham’s $14 million redevelopment is nearing completion. Mandy Hutchinson, Manager, Resthaven Mitcham Residential Services, says, ‘The Resthaven Mitcham redevelopment is moving along smoothly, with completion planned for the end of May.’ ‘The roof is complete on the ‘Banksia’ area extension, and the new front entrance off Hill Street is taking shape.’ ‘The building plans … Continued
That is the question posed by Resthaven Coordinating Chaplain, Rev Dr Trevor Whitney, who supports the spiritual needs of residents at Resthaven Craigmore. Rev Whitney says, ‘In the reception area of Resthaven Craigmore, there hangs three themed photos, each depicting an older person looking into a mirror and seeing their younger selves. They are most … Continued
Volunteer, Nic, and volunteer, Marna
When 21 year old Resthaven Malvern volunteer, Nic, sat down with 90 year old Marna, the two were delighted by how much they had in common.
Source: When Marna Met Nic | Aged Care Online
When 21 year old Resthaven Malvern volunteer, Nic, sat down with 90 year old Marna, the two were delighted by how much they had in common. No surprise really, when you consider that both have a deep passion for helping others, which led them both to their volunteer roles. Marna volunteered with Resthaven Malvern for … Continued
It seems nearly every day that we are reminded Australia’s population is ageing. The post-World War II baby boomers, born in the late 1940s and 50s, are now approaching or in their retirement years. And what tremendous contributions they have and continue to make to our community and their families! Most people don’t want to … Continued