• Resthaven Mount Gambier Volunteer Garden Party

    On 20 May, Resthaven Mount Gambier celebrated volunteers with a ‘garden party’ at the home at 24 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier. Stacey Thompson, Manager Volunteer Services, says, ‘We enjoyed afternoon tea together amongst the garden party-themed decorations, with good food and good company.’ ‘Residents helped to make the decorations, as well as set up and … Continued

    New home for local rosellas

    Native birds and wildlife are a feature of everyday life for residents at Resthaven Bellevue Heights, which overlooks Sturt Gorge. To encourage the local rosellas to nest in the trees, Resthaven Carpenter, Nick Patelias, created a suite of wooden bird boxes for the rosellas at the Resthaven Bellevue Heights retirement living units. Jeannie Peace, Retirement … Continued

    Providing Parkinson’s support in Murray Bridge

    Resthaven helps ‘keep you moving’

    ‘Resthaven helps keep people with Parkinson’s moving!’ So says Caroline Tenny, Occupational Therapist with Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services, and facilitator of the local Parkinson’s Support Groups. ‘Resthaven runs a range of Parkinson’s support and self-management groups and programs at wellness centres across metropolitan Adelaide and in regional areas. The aim is … Continued

    National Volunteer Week – 20-26 May 2019

    At Resthaven, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the service so many give in working together with individuals and enriching their quality of life. Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, says ‘At Resthaven, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the service so many give in working with individuals and supporting them in … Continued

    A lifetime of decisions

    National Palliative Care Week

    Proudly working as I do in aged care, and knowing how important such services are to people when they are needed, I am dismayed by the palpable lack of interest in aged care in the recent Federal election campaign. On one hand, there was bipartisan support for the Quality and Safety Royal Commission, whilst on … Continued

    Occupational Therapy students see real-life results

    Three Occupational Therapy students from the University of South Australia are undertaking a nine-week participatory community practice project with Resthaven. The aim of the project is to gain understanding of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). CST is a structured, evidence based group therapy that has demonstrated positive results for older people with mild to moderate dementia. … Continued

    National Palliative Care Week 2019

    Next week is National Palliative Care Week, 19–25 May 2019. The theme, ‘What matters most?’ continues this year, asking Australians to think about what matters most to them at the end of their lives. The aim is to encourage people to plan ahead and discuss future wishes with their loved ones or health professionals whilst … Continued