• 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