• COVID-19 Vaccination Information for our Communities

    COVID-19 Vaccinations for Resthaven Residents The COVID-19 vaccination for residents of Residential Aged Care Facilities is being coordinated by the Australian Government and delivered by organisations contracted to the Commonwealth Department of Health. The vaccine being provided to residents through this program is the Pfizer vaccine (the AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered through GP programs). … Continued

    New Social Group for Resthaven Riverland Community Services

    Social group launched with ‘Wilkadene’ outing

    Resthaven Riverland Community Services recently launched a new social group, with one of its first outings to the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery. Manager Community Services, Sandy Smith, says ‘Clients were transported to Murtho, where they sat along the banks of the Murray River, listening to acoustic band, “Trick”, whilst enjoying beautiful cheese platters prepared for us … Continued

    Petting Zoo at Port Elliot

    In November, residents and staff at Resthaven Port Elliot were delighted to host the ‘Old McDonald’s Farm’ petting zoo to the home at 50 North Terrace, Port Elliot. Lifestyle Coordinator, Kirsty Meggison, says, ‘We host the Old McDonald’s Farm petting zoo regularly throughout the year, and the visits are always very popular – this time … Continued

    Santa’s workshop comes to Resthaven

    One Resthaven resident is single handedly bringing Christmas spirit to life, by hand-painting locally made wooden toys to donate to children in need.
    Source: Santa’s workshop comes to Resthaven

    Murray Bridge development complete, 60th anniversary celebrated

    Resthaven Murray Bridge development complete, 60th anniversary celebrated | The Murray Valley Standard

    Resthaven Murray Bridge development complete, 60th anniversary celebrated
    Source: Resthaven Murray Bridge development complete, 60th anniversary celebrated | The Murray Valley Standard

    Resthaven Murray Bridge revamp marks 60th anniversary

    $16.5m Resthaven Murray Bridge revamp marks aged care facility's 60th anniversary | The Senior

    A new era: Major revamp marks 60 years of caring
    Source: $16.5m Resthaven Murray Bridge revamp marks aged care facility’s 60th anniversary | The Senior

    Once Upon a Time at Christmas

    by Alice L Domagalski

    It was 1939, and Christmas was coming! Grandma had made the puddings, five of them securely tied in their calico cloths and hung from the rafters of the wide south-facing verandah. Rich in dried fruit with a dash of brandy, they were boiled for hours, and now left to season and mature; gifts for her … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge 60th Anniversary Celebration

    ‘I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Resthaven Murray Bridge in 2018 than with the completion of the current major redevelopment project,’ says Manager Residential Services, Debbie Lindner. ‘The $16.5m redevelopment that has taken more than two years has completely changed the site. There is a new main entrance … Continued

    Christmas tree decorations for St Peters Anglican Church

    Christmas display brings festive cheer

    Resthaven residents have created a bounty of handmade decorations to be displayed on the ‘Resthaven tree’ at St Peters Anglican Church at Glenelg, as part of the church’s annual Christmas tree display. Resthaven Marion Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, says, ‘Residents from several Resthaven sites across the southern areas contributed handmade items to decorate the Resthaven … Continued

    Older Australians deserve quality aged care

    The Australian aged care system continues an ongoing reform process. The aim is to simplify access to services and increase choice and control for individuals. It is imperative that Australia continues to plan for the future needs of all its citizens as the population ages. The substantial growth in the number of people who will … Continued

    Resthaven clients get crafty with papier maché

    Halloween Heads!

    In early October, Resthaven Northern Community Services clients created amazing papier maché “Halloween heads” during their weekly social group, held at the site at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth. Manager, Tracey Bunyon, says, ‘The social group meets on Thursday or Friday mornings, and enjoys morning tea together, followed by a range of activities.’ ‘We do something … Continued

    Callout for volunteer bus drivers!

    Three of Resthaven’s volunteer bus drivers are retiring at the end of the year, so we are putting this call out for more volunteer bus drivers. You may know someone, your friends may know someone and your neighbours may know someone… Join us in spreading the word. People really enjoy the bus trips, the destinations … Continued

    God is with you this Christmas

    A Christmas message from Resthaven Coordinating Chaplain, Rev Cate Baker Everyone experiences Christmas in different ways throughout their lives. I remember the wonder and awe of trees, carols and large family gatherings as a child. Now, I am caught up in the ‘busyness’ of creating delight for my own children, whilst also managing the cooking, … Continued

    Staff integrity at Resthaven

    Thank you, Resthaven

    The family of a Resthaven Malvern resident recently contacted Resthaven to thank staff for the ‘excellent care and attention’ given to their mother, who passed away in late 2018. ‘Everyone treated mum with respect and kindness when she was a resident at Resthaven Malvern,’ says a family representative. ‘We had absolute faith in the integrity … Continued

    Information Technology in Aged Care Conference (ITAC)

    Resthaven Designs for Innovation

    David Norton, Resthaven Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services says, ‘Invite your customers into Business Transformation.’ This week, 21–22 November, Resthaven will present at the 2018 Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. ‘We will share the major business transformation underway at Resthaven,’ David explains. ‘It is centred on enhancing … Continued

    Opening of $6m Resthaven Westbourne Park redevelopment

    Mrs Audrey Rice, Marian Greenshields, Tina Cooper On Thursday 15 November, residents, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders gathered at Resthaven Westbourne Park to celebrate the completion of the $6m site redevelopment. Manager Residential Services, Marian Greenshields, was delighted to cut the celebratory cake with the help of Executive Manager Residential Services, Tina Cooper, and resident, Mrs … Continued