• Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services is on the move!

    Due to increased service demand, Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services is moving to a new, larger office space at 3-5 James Clark Road, Noarlunga Centre, from Monday 11 November, 2019. Manager, Manule Harpas, says, ‘Whilst our current offices at Noarlunga Centre have served us well, with service demand increasing, we require more space from which to … Continued

    Resthaven Celebrates Carers Week 2019

    This year’s National Carers Week runs from 13 to 19 October, and recognises Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers, who make a remarkable contribution to our community. ‘To show our support for carers in our community, we have put together a program of free workshops for carers of older people, facilitated by experts in their respective … Continued

    Resthaven residents visit Hyde Park Nursery School and ELC


    You’re never too old for the sandpit

    Resthaven Malvern residents have made good on their promise to visit the ‘Jacaranda’ children (aged 3-5) of the Hyde Park Nursery School and ELC, visiting the centre this week for morning tea, a singalong, and a sandpit session. Lifestyle Coordinator, Felicity Billing, says, ‘The children have been visiting Resthaven Malvern at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern, every … Continued

    Farm animals delight at any age

    On Friday 6 September, residents at Resthaven Westbourne Park were delighted to host the ‘Old McDonald’s Farm’ petting zoo at the home at 30 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park. Lifestyle Coordinator, Verona Rix, says, ‘Around fifty residents joined us in the lounge (due to the cold weather), where they were able to touch and hold a … Continued

    A Literary Visit from Author, Maya Linnell

    On Monday 16 September, Resthaven Mount Gambier was delighted to host a guest visit from Australian author, Maya Linnell, at the home at 24 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier. Maya is a rural journalist and lifestyle blogger who has turned her hand to fiction writing, with her debut romance novel, Wildflower Ridge. Lifestyle Coordinator, Trudyanne Bedson, … Continued

    Spring has Sprung at Regency Cottage

    Entering into spring, Resthaven Western Community Services is pleased to show off the recent fresh face-lift of Regency Cottage respite service, located at 111 Regency Road, Croydon Park. ‘I was tasked with the project, and am really happy with the result’, says Resthaven Western Community Services Coordinator, Jodi Brabon. ‘The interior décor has been updated … Continued

    Resthaven Limestone Coast clients travel interstate


    Interstate trip the ‘best outing’

    On 9 September 2019, clients from Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services boarded a bus for a much looked forward to trip across the border, to Casterton, Victoria. Clients from Millicent travelled by car down to the James Street, Mount Gambier Community Services office, where they met the Mount Gambier clients. After brief greetings, they hopped on a … Continued

    Kindy Kids Bring Joy

    Children from the Bellevue Heights ‘Montessori Kids’ kindergarten continue to bring joy to residents at Resthaven Bellevue Heights with their regular visits to the aged care home at 47 Eve Road, Bellevue Heights. Lifestyle Coordinator, Susan Klus, says, ‘The students walk from their local kindy to meet with a group of around 40 residents in … Continued

    Looking for support in northern Adelaide through to the lower Barossa?

    Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, says, ‘I frequently hear people discussing a need for support, particularly following a change in circumstance, such as being unsteady and falling unexpectedly. Many say that they just don’t know where or how to start the process.’ ‘Resthaven Northern Community Services offers both government subsidised and private services, including Home Care Packages, … Continued

    90 years young on the back of a Harley

    Not many people ride to their 90th birthday party on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle – but that’s exactly what Mrs Gloria Watkins of Para Hills did! Gloria, who lives independently in her own home with support from Resthaven Northern Community Services, was a little miffed when her family suggested she wear trousers, … Continued

    Resthaven sponsors Listening Posts for regional South Australians

    Resthaven has sponsored ‘Listening Posts,’ facilitated by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) in South Australia, to be held throughout regional areas in September and October. Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, said ‘Resthaven supports like-minded organisations such as COTA SA in their work to benefit older South Australians. We are happy to support the … Continued

    Happy 1st Birthday, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park!

    On Friday 4 October, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park will host celebrations for its much anticipated first birthday. ‘Resthaven Aberfoyle Park opened its doors on 16 July last year, with the official opening event held on 12 October 2018’, says Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential Services. ‘Residents are excited about the first birthday celebrations. They have given … Continued

    Cognitive Stimulation Therapy


    Making Minds Matter

    Resthaven has been using Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in some community activities to support older people living with dementia. ‘Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is a structured, evidence based group therapy, involving physical and mental exercises and activities to stimulate thinking, concentration and memory,’ explains Lynn Openshaw, Resthaven Manager Service Development. ‘Final and fourth year University of South … Continued

    The Delights of Mypolonga

    On Friday 30 August, the Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services ‘Support Shed’ group hopped aboard for a bus trip to Mypolonga. Program Assistant, Jenna Gamma, says, ‘First up, the group visited “Aussie Apricots,” where we enjoyed a presentation about the production of their products, along with some samples their delicious confectionery.’ ‘The … Continued