• Homeless initiative expands at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    In 2019, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park residents began knitting woollen blankets for the homeless across Adelaide. Today, the site continues their project, finding joy in giving back to those most vulnerable in our community. Navneet Kaur, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Lifestyle Coordinator, says, ‘We have two residents who are particularly committed to the cause, having been involved … Continued

    Home Support work brings Michael ‘out of his shell’

    Working as an aged care Home Support Worker has brought Michael Waller ‘out of his shell’ – and it’s all thanks to a regional traineeship through Resthaven and Career Partners Plus. The Skilling South Australia project is an initiative of the South Australian Government. Michael says, ‘Before I worked in aged care, I just had … Continued

    100th Birthday Milestone for Ruth

    Mrs Ruth Osborn came into this world in dramatic fashion 100 years ago, and she is still going strong. Sitting in her elegant room at Resthaven Malvern, Ruth says, ‘I was born in Riverton Nursing Home at 3am on 10 August, 1921, on the coldest night of the year.’ ‘Dad had to drive for six … Continued

    Resthaven Bellevue Heights Redevelopment Update

    Resthaven’s Bellevue Heights aged care home at 47 Eve Road is currently undergoing a $25 million transformation, which will provide vastly improved amenities for the 99 residents who call the site home. Manager Building and Capital Projects, Emmet O’Donovan, says, ‘The project, which is being managed by Sarah Constructions, is now underway and progressing well.’ … Continued

    Home Support Work brings joy to clients

    Home Support Worker, Rosemary Gorodecky, enjoys making connections with her clients and assisting them through her work at Resthaven Western Community Services. Based at Resthaven’s Regency Cottage, an average day for Rosemary is never the same. ‘Each day we are with a different group of clients with different likes, needs and capabilities. We try to … Continued

    Social group ‘The Shed’ makes a difference

    Resthaven Community Respite Services group, ‘The Shed’, was created as an outlet for ‘handy’ people looking to get back into a hobby. Clients who attend The Shed have been busy creating ways to assist those who were devastated by the bushfires earlier this year, by doing what they know best. ‘We had a lot of … Continued

    Mini-games at Ridgway House

    On Friday 6 August, Resthaven clients and staff celebrated the 2020-21 Tokyo Olympics by holding their very first mini-games at Resthaven’s Ridgway House. The idea came when staff began sourcing decorations to use during the Olympic Games, as they do for all current events. ‘I am always on top of the decorations, and about a … Continued

    Social connection group finds hidden talent

    Resthaven Northern Community Services Social Connection group holds the first painting class of 2021 and is off to a ‘colourful’ start. ‘Clients of our Northern Social Group have been anticipating our painting class all year, and recently, we held our first session,’ says Kelly Ainsworth, Assistant Manager Resthaven Northern Community Services. ‘Aside from the fun … Continued

    Resthaven opens doors in Goolwa

    In response to continued demand for services for older people across the Fleurieu, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services opened new outreach office at 1 Loveday Street, Goolwa. This is the fourth regional office for the booming community services site, which supports older people to remain living independently in their own homes across … Continued

    COVID Vaccinations for Aged Care Workers

    From 17 September 2021, at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for all residential aged care workers, contractors and volunteers. At this time, it is not mandatory for Home Care Workers. Home Care Workers Although it is not mandatory for home care workers to be vaccinated, Resthaven encourages all … Continued

    From Student to Registered Nurse – Alexey’s Journey

    Flinders University nursing graduate, Alexey Pasynkov, loved his final nursing placement at Resthaven so much that, when he graduated, he applied to work at Resthaven – and was successful! Alexey, who is now a Registered Nurse (RN) at Resthaven Port Elliot, says, ‘At the end of 2020, I did my Flinders University nursing placement at … Continued

    Bookworms Unite at Resthaven Westbourne Park

    In July, Rosie joined the volunteer team at Resthaven Westbourne Park. Rosie’s passions in life, other than family, have always been theatre, reading and writing. With her mother now a resident at Resthaven Westbourne Park, it was these passions that led Rosie to become a volunteer and share her love of books with other bookworms. … Continued