• ‘Your staff are wonderful’

    Resthaven Leabrook was recently contacted by a family to thank staff for the care of their parents. The family said, ‘Our family would like to express our thanks for the care shown to our parents while in your Leabrook facility.’ ‘The entire staff went above and beyond to help them settle in, get to know … Continued

    Happy 100th Birthday, Florence

    Many happy returns to Mrs Florence Elliot, who celebrated her 100th birthday on 30 July, 2020. Florence, who is supported to live independently in her own home by Resthaven Marion Community Services, was born in Perth, Western Australia, the youngest of eight. ‘I had four brothers and three sisters,’ she says. ‘As the youngest, you … Continued

    Summer in July at Resthaven Lane Cottages


    Chasing the Winter Blues Away

    Resthaven Community Respite Services guests at ‘Lane Cottages’ chased away the winter blues with a fun-filled “summer in July” day on 22 July. Coordinator, Gillian Schulze, says, ‘Resthaven Community Respite Services guests enjoy a range of activities and social gatherings at the day respite cottages whilst their carers take a break from their caring role.’ … Continued

    A ‘ministry of presence’ for Chaplain, Nina

    Dr Nina Corlett-McDonald, one of Resthaven Leabrook’s Coordinating Chaplains, describes working together with older people ‘as a privilege.’ Before coming to Resthaven, Nina worked in ‘a more administrative role,’ but, she says, ‘I wanted to be with people again; I really did feel a pull.’ ‘It is such a privilege to be invited into someone’s … Continued

    Who will pay for aged care?

    In its latest consultation paper, Financing Aged Care, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has invited submissions about the future financing of the aged care system. It is an important discussion and one that the sector has been waiting for since the Royal Commission commenced. The paper begins with a quote from … Continued

    70 years strong for Resthaven Leabrook couple

    Many happy returns to Mr and Mrs Laurence and Maxine Middleton, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in April, and now live together at Resthaven Leabrook. The couple explains that, when it was time for them to move into a residential aged care home, they were very relieved that they could stay together. Laurie explains, … Continued

    Resthaven Leabrook artwork by Gerry McMahon


    Resthaven Leabrook artwork inspired by John Mellencamp

    If you are walking past Resthaven Leabrook, on the corner of Glynburn and Kensington Roads, be sure to take a moment to admire a new public artwork funded by Resthaven for the community to enjoy. Gerry McMahon, the artist responsible for this new public work of art at Resthaven Leabrook, has explained the inspiration behind … Continued

    Limestone Coast ‘Tour’

    From 8-10 July, Resthaven Board President, Mark Porter, and new Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Darren Birbeck, toured Resthaven sites across the Limestone Coast to meet and speak with residents, clients, staff and volunteers. Although Darren is a regular visitor to the southeast, it was the first official visit since his appointment as Resthaven CEO on … Continued

    An update re COVID-19

    At Resthaven, we want to stay COVID SAFE at all times and prevent any risk of a positive COVID-19 case in any of our services. We all need to work hard to maintain this and do the right thing at all times. Thank you for your support with this. Overall, South Australia has continued to … Continued

    A Trip to the Murraylands | Aged Care Online

    New Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Darren Birbeck, who commenced in this role on 1 June, has been visiting Resthaven sites to meet and speak with Resthaven residents, clients, staff and volunteers.
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    NAIDOC Week at Resthaven Marion Community Services

    Even though NAIDOC Week was postponed from July until November due to COVID-19, several Resthaven locations still celebrated this important cultural event. Amongst them was Resthaven Marion Community Services, who celebrated with a day of cultural learning for clients and staff alike. Coordinator, Jo Willoughby, says, ‘The day started with a livestream from the Marion … Continued

    Darren Birbeck visits Resthaven sites in the Murraylands


    A trip to the Murraylands

    New Chief Executive Officer, Darren Birbeck, who commenced in this role on 1 June, has been visiting Resthaven sites to meet and speak with Resthaven residents, clients, staff and volunteers. On 3 July, Darren visited Murray Bridge and the Fleurieu, where he dropped in at three Resthaven residential and community services locations. First stop was … Continued

    ‘Christmas in July’ at Resthaven Mount Gambier

    On Wednesday 8 July, Resthaven Mount Gambier held their annual ‘Christmas in July’ celebrations, with special guests, Board President, Mark Porter, and CEO, Darren Birbeck. Mark is a regular visitor to the home, and Darren has also visited previously. However, it was Darren’s first visit since his appointment to the CEO role in June 2020. … Continued

    Friday Club Fun with Eddie the Labradoodle | Aged Care Online

    On Friday 26 June, Resthaven Marion Community Services, at 43 Finniss Street, Marion, celebrated the return of their ‘Friday Club’ with a visit from special guest, Eddie the Labradoodle, and his human, Nick.
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