• Indigenous artist, Audrey Brumby visits Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    On 20 March, artist, Audrey Brumby, delighted Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living residents with a special visit, where she treated them to a beautiful display of her traditional Indigenous artwork. Retirement Living Coordinator, Jeannie Peace, says, ‘We were spellbound as we watched Audrey paint beautiful, bright and vivid pictures with a steady and skilled … Continued

    Harmony Day Celebrations across Resthaven

    On Thursday 21 March, staff, volunteers and residents across Resthaven held ‘Harmony Day’ events, celebrating the diversity of the Australian community in which we live. At Resthaven Marion, residents went all out, constructing a ‘harmony walk’ in their award-winning Warrawee Gardens. Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, says, ‘The day started with a Harmony Day reflection service in the … Continued

    iSupport Project Trial

    Resthaven is supporting a new project, led by Prof Lily Xiao of Flinders University, which aims to support informal and family carers of people living with dementia. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, explains, ‘Through the iSupport project, customers who attend Resthaven’s Community Respite Services are testing a set of on online education modules. … Continued

    Celebrity Visit on Pancake Day | Aged Care Online

    Residents at Resthaven Malvern were delighted to host UnitingCare Pancake Day mascot ‘Penny Pancake’, and Channel 10 newsreader Rebecca Morse, at their annual Pancake Day event on Shrove Tuesday.
    Source: Celebrity Visit on Pancake Day | Aged Care Online

    170 year old grandfather clock starts new chapter at Resthaven

    When Mr Peter Broadbent moved into his Resthaven Port Elliot retirement living unit in 2018, he brought with him an important part of South Australian history – a 170 year old grandfather clock which had been sent out to the ‘colonies’ by his great-great-uncle in the 1850s. The nine-foot-tall pendulum clock needs to be wound … Continued

    International Women’s Day 2019

    International Women’s Day is Friday 8 March 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Balance for Better’. Manager Residential Services, Resthaven Port Elliot, Pamela Alde, talks about what International Women’s Day means to her. ‘To me, the “Balance for Better” theme represents an imperative for a gender balanced workforce, where all people are equally valued for their … Continued

    Animals Anonymous at Aberfoyle Park

    In January, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park was delighted to host a visit from ‘Animals Anonymous’, who brought with them a selection of friendly Australian animals and reptiles for residents to touch and hold. Lifestyle Coordinator, Michelle Hobbs, says, ‘There were all sorts of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, and even a crocodile!’ ‘There were also some gorgeous … Continued

    Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day

    Today on 5 March, thousands of people across the country are flipping and eating pancakes to help raise funds for UnitingCare. Resthaven is associated with the Uniting Church, so funds raised at Resthaven events go towards lifestyle and leisure programs. Many sites are hosting events, including Resthaven Malvern, where Penny Pancake, Rebecca Morse, and the … Continued

    Greek-speaking staff leap language barrier

    More than a quarter of Resthaven Western Community Services clients are from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. Of those customers who were born in a non-English speaking country, 55% are Greek or Italian. For this reason, it is vital that staff at the site at 96 Woodville Road, Woodville, are able to cater to … Continued

    Developing leaders and a quality workforce

    Aged care is attracting far more news and headlines than we are accustomed to. There is a mix of topics related to how the aged care system can be accessed, improved and some specific stories of very challenging failures of care experienced by some individuals. Good care and services should be expected and available to … Continued

    Resthaven Craigmore donates hand-knitted items to Lyell McEwin

    A group of keen knitters from Resthaven Craigmore have donated an enormous ‘goody basket’ of hand-knitted items to the Lyell McEwin hospital. Lifestyle Coordinator, Katrina Bosworth, says, ‘The knitting group meet every Friday afternoon, where they create an array of beautiful hand-knitted items.’ ‘Amongst the items the ladies create are adorable little treasures for babies, … Continued

    Resthaven Malvern Valentine’s Day lunch hits the sweet spot

    Resthaven Malvern has held a romantic ‘couples luncheon’ in celebration of Valentine’s Day, for residents and their partners. Lifestyle Coordinator, Felicity Billing, says, ‘It’s not always easy to spend time with your partner when you have different care needs. Several people commented that they had not shared a Valentine’s celebration with their loved one in years.’ … Continued

    Rotary creates sensory garden for Resthaven Westbourne Park

    Rotarians from the Mitcham Rotary Club have joined forces with the local garden centre to begin work on a ‘sensory garden’ at Resthaven Westbourne Park. Manager Residential Services, Marian Greenshields, says, ‘We are delighted that the Mitcham Rotary Club is so kindly donating their time and energy to create this garden to benefit the residents … Continued