• Grandparents Day Celebrated at Resthaven Mitcham

    On 14 October, Resthaven Mitcham residents celebrated ‘Grandparents Day’ with an open invitation to all grandchildren and special friends to join them for a sausage sizzle in the new barbeque area. Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz, says, ‘Older people make a significant contribution to their families and communities.’ ‘Grandparents Day is a chance for children and … Continued

    Blankets for the homeless

    Anne Primus, Heath Sumner, Belle Kerr In October, Resthaven Program Managers made 17 blankets for older women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The activity was part of a team building exercise at the annual Program Managers’ conference. ‘Almost 15,000 older Australians experience homelessness or are at risk of homelessness due to lack … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge Redevelopment

    Construction work at Resthaven Murray Bridge is nearing completion Emmet O’Donovan, Resthaven Manager, Buildings and Capital Projects, says, ‘The final stage of the $16.5m redevelopment of the Resthaven Murray Bridge residential aged care home, at 53 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge is well on its way to completion in early November.’ ‘The final Stage 3 includes … Continued

    Respite Support for Carers

    National Carers Week was an opportunity to raise community awareness about the diversity of carers and their caring roles. Anyone can become a carer, so it is of immense importance that we recognise their valuable role, and how respite supports their wellbeing. Carers Australia (www.carersweek.com.au) acknowledges carers make an enormous contribution to our community and … Continued

    15 year volunteer retirement

    In October, Resthaven Westbourne Park residents and staff fondly farewelled volunteer, Mrs Colin Edwards, who has volunteered with Resthaven for 15 years. ‘For 15 years Col has supported the School for Seniors group and has been a breath of fresh air and will be dearly missed,’ says Volunteer Services Manager, Stacey Thompson. ‘We farewelled her … Continued

    Bay to Birdwood classic car tour for Resthaven Paradise

    Resthaven Paradise residents recently enjoyed the privilege of touring a variety of restored classic cars, which were on their way to the ‘Bay to Birdwood’ annual motoring event. Lifestyle Coordinator, Thuy Pham, says, ‘The Bay to Birdwood is one of Australia’s great historic motoring events, and the cars on display were just amazing.’ ‘Residents loved … Continued

    Unley Legends 2 hits the Big Screen

    On 17 October, Resthaven Malvern residents and volunteers were delighted to attend the launch of ‘Unley Legends II: Age is a celebration’, a joint project of the City of Unley and Resthaven. The event was the City of Unley’s participation in COTA SA’s ‘Zest Fest’ festival. The short film showcasing positive images of ageing was … Continued

    Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Officially Opens

    Today, Friday 12 October, Resthaven celebrated the official opening of Resthaven Aberfoyle Park at 100 Hub Drive, its 12th residential aged care home. Kaurna Elder, Katrina Power, and her niece, Jo Agius gave a heartfelt ‘Welcome to Country’. The official opening and dedication by Rev Sue Ellis, Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, … Continued

    New office opening in Mount Gambier to meet aged care demand

    Resthaven provides a range of wellness services, including social groups, therapy and in-home care and support throughout the Limestone Coast. In response to continued demand, Resthaven will soon open a new Community Services office at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier. ‘We are delighted to open this new office, which gives us the ability to support … Continued

    Royal Commission an opportunity to shape the future

    On 16 September, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced the Australian Government’s decision to establish a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and it will be based in Adelaide. The terms of reference for the Royal Commission have been released, with the announcement that ‘A key task of the Royal … Continued

    Resthaven Marion Garden Features on Network Ten

    At 3pm on Sunday 14 October 2018, Resthaven Marion’s architecturally designed gardens will feature on Network Ten’s new television series, ‘Australia By Design: Landscapes’. The program examines the different features of each landscape, and what is trying to be achieved. The episode, filmed in May 2018, at Resthaven Marion, showcases the Warrawee gardens, with appearances … Continued

    What’s in a name?

    Tomorrow, Resthaven’s 12th residential aged care home at 100 Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park, will be officially opened and dedicated by the Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Rev Sue Ellis. The $30 million home, designed by Brown Falconer Architects, will accommodate 100 older people at capacity, and is named to reflect the local … Continued