• Milestone birthday in courtyard gardens at Resthaven Mitcham

    When Resthaven Mitcham resident, Mrs Margaret Edwards, turned 80, she could think of no better place for a celebration than the brand new site courtyard gardens and barbeque area. ‘The new gardens, which opened in January, are very popular with residents,’ says Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz. ‘The plants have quickly established, with beautiful flowers blooming … Continued

    ‘Gnome’ more funny business at Resthaven Westbourne Park!

    When Resthaven Westbourne Park resident, Mrs Weronika McMerrick, saw that the site garden gnomes were looking a little tired, she decided to do something about it. Mrs McMerrick, a former cake decorator, is singlehandedly restoring the gnomes to their former glory, with some minor repairs and a fresh coat of paint. Resthaven Westbourne Park Lifestyle … Continued

    Anzac Day poem written by residents

    The Resthaven Paradise Lifestyle team recently started a new Poetry Group, with the theme of the first meeting being ‘Anzac Day.’ Residents were encouraged to contribute ideas and words that related to Anzac Day, which the group turned into a poem: ‘Anzac Day’ Voices raised in song and courage Young soldiers, jaunty slouch hats and kit … Continued

    Doreen, 100, remembers Gallipoli veteran, Uncle Les

    Anzac Day holds a special significance for Mrs Doreen Pope (100) of Oakbank, as she remembers her Uncle Les, a returned serviceman who fought – and survived – at Gallipoli. ‘Uncle Les was on the first wave at Gallipoli, and survived,’ says Mrs Pope. ‘He was in the Third Light Horse, and he had only … Continued

    Supporting Veterans and their Carers

    As we approach Anzac Day, it is proper and timely to acknowledge our respect and recognition of the significant sacrifices and contributions that veterans and their families have made to our way of life and communities. When they have a need, support should be available when and where it is needed. The Department of Veterans’ … Continued

    Art classes with volunteer Moni at Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    Moni feels ‘a lot more confident,’ since she started volunteering with Resthaven. ‘It’s helped me a lot,’ Moni says. ‘I’m helping residents, but at the same time, they’re helping me.’ Moni volunteers once a week from 10am – 3pm supporting the lifestyle program at Resthaven Bellevue Heights, 47 Eve Road, Bellevue Heights. ‘I accompany residents … Continued

    Resthaven Malvern Redevelopment Celebration

    On Thursday 19 April 2018, residents and their family and friends, volunteers, staff, and guests will gather at Resthaven Malvern to celebrate the completion of a major redevelopment. The site now offers all single rooms with ensuites for residents, including premium singles and couples rooms, new indoor décor, and beautiful garden and courtyard areas. Board … Continued

    Resthaven to speak at ‘Asia Opportunities’ Seminar

    Resthaven’s collaborative relationship with the Baan Sudthavas Foundation (BSV) in Thailand has led to an exciting opportunity to present at the seminar entitled, ‘Asia Opportunities in Ageing Well’ on 20 April at the City of Charles Sturt. Resthaven Executive Manager Workforce Development and Governance, Wendy Morey, was invited to speak at the event about Resthaven’s … Continued

    National Advance Care Planning Week 2018

    Resthaven Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin Resthaven has long held a commitment to Advance Care Planning principles, and actively assists residents, clients and staff to develop an Advance Care Plan tailored to their needs. Resthaven will hold a series of workshops at Resthaven sites for residents, their families and friends, as well as staff, … Continued

    Resthaven Aberfoyle Park job opportunities

    Resthaven’s new residential aged care home, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, is now advertising for staff. The site, at 100 Hub Drive Aberfoyle Park is planned to open its doors in July. ‘With our twelfth home about to open, we are currently recruiting for a number of staff positions,’ says Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential Services. ‘This … Continued

    Mini Commonwealth Games at Resthaven

    In April, residents from Resthaven Bellevue Heights took on their counterparts from Resthaven Marion for their very own ‘mini’ Commonwealth Games. The Resthaven Bellevue Heights team, the ‘BVH Giants,’ were a rowdy mob as they waited to be picked up by the trusty Resthaven bus, which took them to Resthaven Marion. Once they arrived, the … Continued

    Interested in living at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park?

    We are now accepting expressions of interest from older people wishing to live at our newest residential site, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park. To make an enquiry or place your expression of interest, please contact Resthaven Accommodation Enquiries on (08) 8373 9113. ‘Expected to open in July, we have already received many enquiries’, says CEO Richard Hearn. … Continued

    Unley Legends nominated in the 17th Annual Leadership Excellence Awards

    On Friday 6 April, Resthaven will join the City of Unley at the Local Government Professionals Australia, SA, 17th Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner, where we will wait with bated breath to see if our joint project, ‘Unley Legends’ can bring home an award! ‘Unley Legends’ was a 2017 co-sponsored initiative between Resthaven and … Continued

    Warrawong 2U visits Resthaven Malvern

    On 27 March, Resthaven Malvern residents enjoyed a visit from the ‘Warrawong 2U’ team, who brought with them a selection of native animals for residents to touch and hold during an informative, two-hour presentation. ‘This is just great for residents,’ said Lifestyle Coordinator, Felicity Billing, as she cuddled an orphaned baby wallaby. ‘Their faces really … Continued

    Resthaven supporting Parkinson’s in the Park

    This family-friendly event will be held 10am–3pm at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley Road, Unley, will feature aged care and Parkinson’s information, historical tours of Unley, a family dog show, pie judging, and fete stalls, activities, demonstrations, and lots more. Parkinson’s SA and Resthaven will also have information stalls, where staff will be available to … Continued