• Daniel Radcliffe makes Keith’s car ‘almost famous’

    When filmmakers visited Adelaide recently to film upcoming thriller, ‘Escape from Pretoria’, starring Daniel Radcliffe, they needed to make Adelaide look like 1979 South Africa – and Mr Keith Rothe’s 1977 Classic XC Ford Falcon was the perfect prop! In the movie, Daniel Radcliffe drives Keith’s beautiful vintage car down Adelaide’s Pirie Street, making it … Continued

    Friendship Scarves Keep out the Cold at Regency Cottage

    Resthaven Western Community Services ‘Regency Cottage’ guests are keeping out the cold by knitting colourful ‘friendship scarves’ together during their respite stays. Coordinator, Jodi Brabon, says, ‘Guests at our Regency Cottage respite house make the scarves whilst enjoying a yarn over a nice hot cuppa.’ ‘Friendship is the thread that ties us all together, and … Continued

    A Golden Key to Career Progression

    Congratulations to Resthaven Residential Services Accountant, Tom Lynas, who recently completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA Finance) at the University of South Australia. Tom joined Resthaven more than ten years ago, after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). ‘I started out working in for-profit businesses, but I didn’t like how they put profits … Continued

    Appreciate the aged care workforce

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety continues to review serious issues affecting the aged care sector, examining where processes and care have not achieved acceptable outcomes and where improvements need to be made. We trust coming hearings will consider the quantum of improvements and resources required to achieve these. In his summary … Continued

    Welcome and Farewell for Westbourne Park

    On Friday 16 August, Resthaven Westbourne Park held a special ‘welcome and farewell’ afternoon tea to farewell long-time Manager Residential Services, Marian Greenshields, and welcome new Manager, Pam Alde. Residents and staff were delighted to have the opportunity to farewell Marian after 13 years with Resthaven, eight of those as Manager. The site team thanked … Continued

    Key to 75 Year Marriage

    ‘Don’t boss each other around’

    Congratulations Mr and Mrs Jack and Barbara Wilton, who celebrated an amazing 75 years of marriage on 5 August, 2019. Mr and Mrs Wilton, who both reside at Resthaven Paradise, met at a dance when Barbara was 18 years old and John was 20. The couple ‘waited a few years’ before marrying on 5 August, … Continued

    Spotlight on Homelessness

    This week is National Homelessness Week, run by Homelessness Australia, and this year’s message is ‘Housing Ends Homelessness’. Poverty is a root cause of homelessness: having a lower income than necessary to sustain a healthy and secure life, and to access the housing market, can result in tenuous housing situations, and potentially, homelessness. Almost 15,000 … Continued

    Knitted with Love

    Mrs Tillie Kirtland has been knitting since she was seven years old. Now aged 94, she is still going strong, and using her knitting talents to create beautiful hand-crafted dolls for those in need. Tillie’s love of knitting began when she was confined to bed with scarlet fever, and she knitted to keep boredom at … Continued

    To Costco we go!

    An excited group of Resthaven Mitcham residents recently enjoyed a bus trip to the ‘invitation only VIP shopping event’ at the Costco Warehouse in Kilburn. Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz, says, ‘Residents really enjoyed the drive out west on the Resthaven bus, with many guests commenting on how much the area had changed.’ ‘On arriving at … Continued

    The Human Worth of our Neighbour

    When I was much younger, I was told, as many others were, that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. I would like to add another item to that short list, and that is that we are all born as whole, precious human beings. We are all born with the same innate sense … Continued