• Resthaven and SA Government partnership supports future aged care workforce

    A partnership project between Resthaven and the South Australian Government will support 30 current Home Support Workers to undertake a traineeship, combining a Certificate III in Individual Support with on-the-job training. Resthaven Manager Workforce Development, Tom Cleghorn, says, ‘The Resthaven Aged Care Traineeship Project aims to support a skilled future aged care workforce.’ ‘Home Support … Continued

    Philip and Marley at Resthaven Craigmore

    Mr Philip Buss of Resthaven Craigmore has developed a special bond with ‘Marley,’ the German Shepherd owned by Acting Lifestyle Coordinator, Samantha Mathews. Samantha says, ‘Marley is three years old, and started visiting Resthaven Craigmore in October 2018, after her brother passed away.’ ‘She was lonely by herself, so, with the permission of the Manager, … Continued

    Couple from Resthaven Aberfoyle Park get married at Lenzerheide


    Love is in the air!

    Mr John Minns and Mrs Yvonne Bails have been together for 19 years, but it wasn’t until after moving into Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, that they decided to tie the knot! John and Yvonne met at a bereavement group, after both their partners died from cancer in the same month. ‘The Daw House Southern Hospice signed … Continued

    Resthaven CEO recognised at 2019 ACSA Awards

    On Friday 19 July, Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn, was awarded the ‘Distinguished Service in Aged Care’ award, at the 2019 South Australian Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards. This award celebrates the recipient’s outstanding achievement in aged care, and contribution to the betterment of the aged care sector. With more than 30 … Continued

    No English? No worries! Home Support in the Northern Suburbs


    Language no barrier

    Mrs Mara Lalic of Salisbury East may not speak English, but that doesn’t stop her from accessing support services to assist her to remain living independently at home – and it’s all thanks to Resthaven Northern Community Services Home Support Worker, Zora Peric. Zora says, ‘Mara and I met through the Macedonian community in Adelaide.’ … Continued

    A Festive ‘Christmas in July’ Bus Trip

    On 12 July, almost 50 Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services clients enjoyed a festive ‘Christmas in July’ themed bus trip to the Adelaide Hills. Manager, Sue Dahl, says, ‘The first stop was Ferryden Park, for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Christmas pageant float and workshop.’ ‘Clients were delighted to learn how the … Continued

    How to access aged care services


    Knowing where to start

    None of us like to think about a time when we might need to have support with our daily lives. So when the time comes, many older people do not know where to start, and it can be complex. I encourage everyone to consider aged care services as soon as a need for support arises … Continued

    ‘Christmas in July’ feast for 8th Birthday

    On 17 July, Resthaven Mount Gambier celebrated their eighth birthday with their annual ‘Christmas in July’ feast at the home at 24 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier. Lifestyle Coordinator, Trudyanne Bedson, says, ‘Residents thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch, which included roast turkey with gravy and cranberry, sauce, roast vegetables, and all the trimmings.’ ‘Our new Manager, … Continued

    Local Art Brightens Murray Bridge Walls

    Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services has purchased seven pieces of art from local digital artist, Mark Richards, to display in their new offices at 37 Swanport Road. Mark, who is also a member of the Resthaven Murray Bridge Hills & Fleurieu Community Services Parkinson’s Support Group, was delighted to sell the seven … Continued

    Grandparents Day at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park


    A Celebration of Young and Old

    In July, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park held a ‘Grandparents Day’, with entertainment by a very enthusiastic group of grand- and great-grandchildren! Lifestyle Coordinator, Michelle Hobbs, says, ‘First up, we had the great-granddaughter of Mrs Wilkinson, Tash, who bravely performed on her saxophone for us all.’ ‘Then, Tash’s sister, Jess, was supported to read a story to … Continued

    An artistic celebration of NAIDOC Week

    In honour of NAIDOC Week 2019 (7-14 July), Indigenous artist, Kristen Forbes, visited Resthaven Paradise residents to share her culture and history through the expression of art. Kristen is a Narrunga (SA) and Arrente (NT) Indigenous woman, and this is the second time she has visited Resthaven Paradise, having visited for NAIDOC Week in 2018. … Continued

    NAIDOC Week at Resthaven Craigmore

    Residents at Resthaven Craigmore celebrated NAIDOC Week (7-14 July) with a beautiful Indigenous-themed artwork display, Craft Group activities, and a site barbeque. NAIDOC Week aims to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee,’ however, the acronym has since … Continued