• Mr Palmer celebrates anniversary with CFS

    November 2021 marked an important date for Resthaven Riverland Community Services client, Mr Jo Palmer, who celebrated his 15 years of voluntary service with the Athelstone South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS). While Jo celebrates his milestone anniversary with the CFS, the branch also celebrates an important milestone, their 60th anniversary. Almost 60 CFS members, … Continued

    Remembering everyone | CEO opinion piece

    How many times have you heard someone remark, “I never want to end up in a nursing home”? You may have even said it yourself. With the recent release of home care packages, more people than ever have the opportunity to receive the support they need in their own home. However; there are others, who … Continued

    Independent living at 100

    2021 is a significant year for Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community clients, Mr and Mrs Tom and Una Wood, who both reach their centenarian milestones. Tom reached his 100th birthday back in June, while Una awaits December for hers. ‘It doesn’t feel any different being 100, other than the odd physical restrictions – time just … Continued

    Mrs Una Wood celebrates 100 years

    One hundred years ago on 12 December, Mrs Una Wood was born in a small village in Stutton, England. Mrs Wood remembers living a quiet, happy childhood with her family and friends, which came to a halt when she entered adulthood. ‘I would have been around 21 years old when I joined the Royal Air … Continued

    Clients create their own social club

    Social group clients of Resthaven Northern Community Services at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth, have taken their independence to the next level, forming their own café club with their new best friends! Home Support Worker, Lesley Lamb, says, ‘More than three years ago, a group of around 8-10 clients started meeting on Thursdays and Fridays here … Continued

    Resthaven teams up with the local Murray Bridge community

    Recently, Resthaven Murray Bridge reached out to the local community to improve a popular activity on-site. Lifestyle Coordinator, Soraya Fitzgerald, says, ‘We needed a stronger, more durable prop to use for our growing golf activity on-site. We had been using a modified cardboard box as our target, and it was taking a beating!’ Soraya came … Continued

    ‘When I need quiet time, I go to Resthaven,’ says client

    Nancy and Nadia have found a close friendship through social groups offered to them at Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services. When visiting Nancy and Nadia at Resthaven’s newest respite house, Alexandra Cottage, it was clear that these two friends are ‘joined at the hip’. ‘We met about a year ago, through Ladies Group, which … Continued

    Operation Christmas Child continues at Resthaven

    Independent retirement living residents of Resthaven Bellevue Heights have made an impressive donation to the Operation Christmas Child Initiative, a project they participate in every year. Throughout the year, residents band together, creating a variety of gifts, ready for vulnerable children to open on Christmas Day. Retirement Living Coordinator, Jeannie Peace, says, ‘The preparation extends … Continued

    COVID Vaccinations for Aged Care Workers

    COVID Vaccinations for Aged Care Workers From 30 November 2021, in-home and community aged care workers must have received at least one dose of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccination and received, or have evidence of a booking to receive, a second dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine within the interval after the … Continued

    Long-lost friends reconnect through Resthaven

    On 14 October, two clients of Resthaven Northern Community Services were given the rare opportunity to reconnect after losing touch years ago through a social group luncheon. ‘Maureen is a regular at the social group, but this was Jeanne’s first appearance – and she nearly didn’t go!’ ‘Jeanne’s Home Support Worker encouraged her to come … Continued

    Resthaven clients celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

    On 6 October, Resthaven clients, Mr Des and Mrs Helen Hansen, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Both Mr and Mrs Hansen grew up in the Cooke Plains near Murray Bridge, South Australia, meeting through a common interest in sport, particularly horse racing. Soon after meeting, Mr Hansen asked his Helen to marry him. ‘We married … Continued

    Melbourne Cup at Resthaven Murray Bridge

    On 3 November, residents of Resthaven Murray Bridge celebrated the Melbourne Cup in style. Lifestyle Coordinator, Soraya Fitzgerald, says, ‘We all enjoyed watching the races from the big screen – it felt like we were there!’ ‘Residents enjoyed a glass of champagne, with nibbles, and were encouraged to don their best fascinators and hats to … Continued