• 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