• Knitting for those in need

    Resthaven Murray Bridge resident, Mrs Betty Preece, has been knitting away for the ‘Real Time Heart-Based cause’ of ‘Knit a Care’, a community project where anyone can contribute towards knitting squares for those in need. Knitting individual squares, participants mail them to the Real Time Heart-Based, where the founders, Tricia and Nigel, personally knit them … Continued

    Visitor Information – Residential Aged Care Homes

    Please ensure you have your flu vaccination! By 1 June 2021, all staff and visitors to a Residential Aged Care Facility must be vaccinated against 2021 seasonal influenza and have evidence with them. (Existing exemption criteria continue to apply.) Influenza Vaccination Exemption: A person who has not received the 2021 seasonal influenza vaccination because they … Continued

    Join in…at Resthaven | Murray Bridge News

    Since then, Resthaven has grown into the Murraylands’ largest aged care facility, with room for 96 residents.
    What do all those residents do from day to day?
    SOURCE: Join in at Resthaven | Murray Bridge News

    Home Support Worker Desma makes a difference

    Desma Jenke, Home Support Worker with Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services, is making a difference in the lives of older people across the south east, supporting them to live independently in their own homes, or enjoy a short stay in Resthaven’s Naracoorte respite cottage. Desma, who has worked in the role for around eight years, … Continued

    The priceless contribution of volunteers | CEO opinion piece

    Last week, we celebrated National Volunteer Week, giving us the opportunity to thank the people who make our community stronger. With almost six million people volunteering in Australia, they play a vital role in our lives, especially in times of need. The global pandemic has had a significant impact upon volunteers, particularly in aged care. … Continued

    105th Birthday Celebrations

    Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services client, Irene O’Shea, who celebrated her 105th birthday on 30 May, is not your average centenarian. Having celebrated her 100th birthday in 2016 with a skydive from 14,000 feet, Irene has always been an adventurer. 14,000 feet is 4,267 metres – 4.2km or 2.65 miles. Since that first ‘jump,’ … Continued

    100th Birthday Celebrations for Helena

    Many happy returns to Resthaven Murray Bridge resident, Mrs Helena Michalik, who celebrated her 100th birthday on 12 May. Mrs Michalik was born in Siensko, Poland, the eldest of six children. The family lived on a small farm. As the eldest child, she would help her mother look after the younger children while she worked … Continued

    More than just a drive thanks to Home Care Package

    Resthaven Marion Community Services client, Mr Charles Wauchope, has found a way to continue doing what he loves, thanks to the support that Resthaven provides. Mr Wauchope has always enjoyed going on outings, however, his sight has declined over the years, and he is now no longer able to drive. ‘His wife, Carlene, still takes … Continued

    Resthaven Award celebrates medical excellence in Palliative Care

    On Friday 7 May 2021, the University of Adelaide MBBS Declaration Ceremony was held in Bonython Hall. The ceremony recognises the special achievements of medical students and staff and includes the recitation of the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Geneva, which affirms the principles governing their future practice. This special occasion for the graduating class of … Continued

    Palliative Care, it’s more than you think

    As Palliative Care Week, 23 May – 29 May, approaches, we acknowledge Resthaven’s role in caring for older South Australians as they near the end of their lives. The theme of this year’s National Palliative Care Week (23 – 29 May); ‘Palliative Care.  It’s more than you think.’ Palliative care is not just about the … Continued

    Volunteer, Sarah, makes a special connection

    A French Connection

    ‘We have a French connection at Resthaven’s Ridgway House!’, says Stacey Thompson, Manager Volunteer Services. ‘We are so happy that Sarah Burnett has become a volunteer and joined the group at Ridgway House.’ ‘Ridgway House is an overnight and day respite cottage run by Resthaven Community Respite Services,’ says Lisa Edwards, Ridgway Coordinator. ‘It just … Continued

    A ‘Date with the State’ for Von

    On Saturday 24 March, Mrs Veronica (Von) Berg of Resthaven Bellevue Heights was invited to high tea at the Adelaide Intercontinental Hotel, prior to a one-man performance by Johnathon Biggins in the ‘Gospel According to Paul’. The experience was part of a program funded by the Office for Ageing Well, called ‘A Date with the … Continued

    Harry Celebrates Milestone 100th Birthday

    We wish Resthaven Marion resident, Mr Harry Colton, a very happy 100th birthday! Mr Colton’s family shares his story with us: Harry Colton was born 21 May, 1921, in Blyth, a small town on the North Sea coast in the county of Northumberland, England. It’s just below the Scottish Border and near Newcastle On Tyne. … Continued

    Resthaven clients grow a green thumb

    Resthaven Riverland Community Services have recently grown their social activity selection for clients, commencing a highly anticipated gardening group. ‘We had been getting quite a few requests to start up this group, with the desire to upgrade the gardens for everyone to enjoy,’ says Assistant Manager, Gina Stephenson. The men meet once a fortnight for … Continued

    The ‘immense personal satisfaction’ of an aged care career

    Working in aged care will give you ‘immense personal satisfaction,’ according to Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Home Support Worker, Katrina Miller. ‘I’ve been in the south east for 25 years,’ she says, ‘And for most of it, I worked in a wine manufacturing laboratory.’ ‘But honestly, it was boring, and I realised that I … Continued

    Harold, 100 Years Young

    Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services client, Mr Harold Ball, 100, doesn’t let age get in the way of his independence. Living happily at home in Naracoorte, Mr Ball still drives, gardens, and cooks – albeit ‘a little slower’ than in younger years. Mr Ball was born in the small town of Dartmoor on 21 December, … Continued

    Tom fulfils life-long dream at eighty-six

    Eighty-six-year-old Thomas Grindlay’s life-long dream to drive a steam train will come true on Saturday, 5 June, thanks to Manager of Resthaven Northern Community Services, Karen Hammond, who has planned a special day out like no other for Tom and his friends from his social support group program. Every Thursday, Mr Grindlay joins a social … Continued

    A Life of Giving: the ‘Cream Puff Queen’

    Many happy returns to Mrs Eva Jackson of Resthaven Craigmore, who celebrated her 100th birthday on 7 May 2021. Born in Kadina, South Australia, Eva is the second youngest of seven siblings: three brothers and three sisters. Eva’s family lived in Port Wakefield, at ‘Mudge’ Farm. Eva attended the tiny local Malakhoff schoolhouse, riding her favourite … Continued

    Volunteers feel the beat

    At Resthaven Murray Bridge, volunteers share their musical talents and passions to make a real difference to residents through music. Two such people are volunteers Peter Geue and Rose Symonds, who make up the ‘Harmony Duo’. Each fortnight Peter and Rose ensure the halls are alive with the sound of music. ‘Residents love it when … Continued

    Harold Still Independent at 100 Years Young | Aged Care Online

    Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services client, Mr Harold Ball, 100, doesn’t let age get in the way of his independence. Living happily at home in Naracoorte, Mr Ball still drives, gardens, and cooks – albeit ‘a little slower’ than in younger years.
    SOURCE: Harold Still Independent at 100 Years Young | Aged Care Online