• Diwali Celebrations at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    On Monday 28 October, staff at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park organised a celebration in honour of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Indian and Nepalese staff cooked a traditional lunch for all staff to share, and dressed in traditional cultural outfits with accompanying jewellery. Staff then put on a bollywood-style dance for residents, and everyone had … Continued

    G-TRAC Award Winner

    On Friday 11 October, Mark Thompson, of the University of Adelaide’s Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre based on campus at Resthaven Paradise, won the ‘Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Higher Degree Students Prize’. Mark was presented the award by the Hon Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing at The Queen … Continued

    Diversity in Aged Care

    Diversity is a strong and celebrated aspect of our community. In aged care, as in all society, people may have particular needs because of their individual lived experiences, which can translate to special considerations and personal needs in relation to aged care services. Aspects of diversity to take into consideration include an individual’s cultural heritage; … Continued

    You’re Never Too Old For the Sandpit | Aged Care Online


    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.
    Source: You’re Never Too Old For the Sandpit | Aged Care Online

    Retirement living is ‘magic’, according to Janet

    Mrs Janet Paull of the Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living village ‘couldn’t be happier’ in her two bedroom unit overlooking Sturt Gorge. Before moving to the village at 47 Eve Road, Bellevue Heights, Janet, whose husband passed away several years ago, was living in ‘this big house, all on my own’. ‘I was paying … Continued

    Resthaven Community Services Open Day

    Resthaven is holding an open day at 43 Finniss Street, Marion on 30 October 2019 from 10am to 2pm, and everyone is welcome to come along for a free sausage sizzle and Devonshire tea. Resthaven staff from across the site will be available to discuss the full range of services that are available, from wellness … Continued

    Bushfire Precautions

    ‘With a hot, dry summer predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology this year, Resthaven is well prepared for the risk of bushfire,’ says CEO, Richard Hearn. ‘Resthaven’s bushfire prevention and preparedness program is in operation. Staff undergo annual training, and our procedures are annually reviewed.’ ‘As part of our business continuity plan, generators have been … Continued

    Operation Christmas Child in full swing

    Resthaven Bellevue Heights independent retirement living residents have donated and packed up 100 boxes of goodies for underprivileged children as part of their 2019 ‘Operation Christmas Child’ initiative. Retirement Living Coordinator, Jeannie Peace, says, ‘Resthaven independent retirement living residents participate in this initiative every year.’ ‘It is one way they give back to the community.’ … Continued

    Ageing Well in the West Expo

    On Tuesday 15 October, Resthaven Western Community Services was at the ‘Ageing Well in the West’ expo, presented in partnership with the Cities of Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield and West Torrens. The expo featured presentations on a range of topics, including dementia and Alzheimer’s, diabetes prevention, downsizing, and financial and lifestyle planning. Franco Parenti, … Continued

    Quiz Night Fun at Resthaven Malvern!

    On Thursday 17 October, Resthaven Malvern hosted their annual ‘Quiz Night’ at the home at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern. Lifestyle Coordinator, Felicity Billing, says, ‘We hold a Quiz Night every year in October, and it is always a festive evening filled with laughter and fun.’ ‘This year was no exception, with almost 70 residents, staff, … Continued

    Knitted Blankets for the Homeless

    Residents, staff and volunteers of Resthaven Aberfoyle Park are working together to knit warm knitted blankets for the homeless. Working with donated wool, many people are contributing to the project, which has so far produced seven blankets and two scarves. Lifestyle Coordinator, Michelle Hobbs, says, ‘The aim was to complete four blankets, but the group just … Continued

    Community spirit a bonus for Peter

    Mr Peter Abigail, who moved into his unit in the Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living village in September 2015, is not one to sit around being idle. Luckily, he explains, here at Resthaven you can do ‘as much or as little as you like.’ ‘After my wife died, I was in this big three … Continued