• Resthaven Bellevue Heights: auditorium transformed

    As part of the first stage of a major $25million redevelopment of Resthaven Bellevue Heights, the Auditorium has undergone a major transformation. The Auditorium is the large communal area of the residential home. Manager Building and Capital Projects, Emmet O’Donovan, says, ‘The Auditorium was part of the original build in 1979. It is a large, … Continued

    Resthaven acquires Chiton Retirement Living

    Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, is extremely pleased to announce that Resthaven has acquired the award-winning Chiton Retirement Living village, to add to Resthaven’s suite of options for older people. Located at 2 Ocean Road, the Chiton Retirement Living village is only three kilometres from Resthaven’s Port Elliot site, which includes a residential aged care home and … Continued

    Social group make strides in community garden project

    On 1 February, Lizzy’s Community Garden Group at Resthaven Northern Community Services commenced at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth 5112. Assistant Manager, Kelly Ainsworth, says, ‘After three weeks of planning, today was finally planting day!’ Last week, the group met up at Bunnings for final plant selections. Client, Dawn, reminisced about the award-winning flowers she previously … Continued

    Mrs Hunt shares the secret to a happy life as she reaches 100

    On 15 February, Mrs Joan Hunt celebrates her 100th birthday at Resthaven Leabrook. Born in Adelaide and raised in Angaston, Joan’s father worked at the National Bank, while her mother stayed at home to look after Joan and her two sisters. ‘I had a nice childhood with my family. I quite enjoyed school – my … Continued

    Resthaven Northern Community Services enjoy regular social interaction

    Clients start the week off right Clients of Resthaven Northern Community Services enjoy the benefits of regular social interaction at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth SA 5112 each Monday Assistant Manager, Kelly Ainsworth, says, ‘Clients have been thoroughly enjoying this weekly activity, and have made strong connections from it.’ Clients have commented on the benefits they … Continued

    From Sri Lanka to Australia, 100-year-old Terry shares her story

    On 1 February, Mrs Therese ‘Terry’ Collette celebrated her 100th birthday with family in her home at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park. Mrs Terry Collette with her family Growing up in Colombo, Sri Lanka, known then as Ceylon, Terry started life differently from the average child. ‘My father worked as a doctor, and like most households, we … Continued

    Valentines celebrate 66th wedding anniversary

    On 7 January, 66 years ago, Resthaven Craigmore couple married at Eastwood Methodist Church, now known as Eastwood Community Centre. Mr and Mrs Ron and Joyce Jeffree met through a casual ‘set-up’ when Ron was 20 and Joyce was 16 years of age. Ron says, ‘I was getting picked up by a friend and his … Continued

    COVID kindness

    Small acts of kindness, either done or witnessed, can nurture the soul. Recently, I went to my local supermarket. At the desk near the entrance was an elderly lady filling out the attendance sheet, as she didn’t have a smartphone to ‘QR in’. When she finished, she began rummaging around in her shopping trolley. Then … Continued

    Combatting social isolation in Gawler

    Resthaven Northern Community Services at 5 King Street, Gawler SA 5118, offer social groups for people who are isolated, alone, or have limited meaningful social interactions. Assistant Manager, Kelly Ainsworth, says, ‘It’s been really great to expand our services to clients in Gawler, Barossa and beyond. Many locals have commented on an improved quality of … Continued

    Social group’s heartfelt donation to the community

    Resthaven Community Respite Services hosts a social group at The Shed, at Township Road, Marion. The members of The Shed group have been busy teaming up with Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre (MFNARC) at the Cherry Gardens Animal Rescue Service. Assistant Manager, Julian Sporne, says, ‘The group members have been working on a variety … Continued

    Julie celebrates 30 years with Resthaven

    In January, Resthaven Westbourne Park Lifestyle Assistant, Julie Venables, reached her 30-year milestone with Resthaven. Having started in 1992 as a kitchen hand, Julie would never have guessed that she would still be enjoying what she does 30 years later. ‘I started looking for employment when my two children went off to school – I … Continued

    Challenge and Change

    A new year has begun. Usually, this comes with new hope and opportunity. However, for many of us, this has not been our experience, as COVID-19 continues wreak havoc on our lives in ways we were hoping had passed. We have experienced disappointment and loneliness, where we wanted community and family. It has been a … Continued