• Equine Therapy’s role in aged care

    On Friday 13 May, Resthaven Mitcham residents were delighted to welcome back a special visitor from Nolton Park. ‘Residents enjoyed a delightful afternoon with Miniature Therapy Horse, Bella, and were excited to welcome her back form her last visit in October 2021,’ says Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz. Bella is one of four miniature horses at … Continued

    AFLW Crows visit a real treat!

    On Wednesday 19 May 2022, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services hosted a special morning tea for clients at their office in George Street, Millicent. Resthaven social group clients were treated to a delicious home baked morning tea cooked by the staff, while playing ‘tea – rivia’ with the chance of winning a lucky door prize … Continued

    Be Brave, Make Change – Reconciliation Week 2022

    For National Reconciliation Week, the Berri Barmera Social Group at Resthaven Riverland Community Services invited a visitor from Mission Australia. The theme for 2022 is, ‘Be Brave, Make Change’. It is a time for Australians to learn of our shared culture, histories and achievements, exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in … Continued

    Clients in the Limestone Coast enjoy scenic river cruise

    Earlier this month, Resthaven Limestone Community Services clients enjoyed a relaxing, scenic cruise along the Glenelg River. Manager, Karen Hammond, says, ‘There was a 15-person cap on the boat, and with much interest, we ended up organising two separate cruises, one for clients from Millicent, the other for clients from Naracoorte.’ ‘Volunteer, Gina, drove the … Continued

    True blue centenarian enjoys independent lifestyle

    On 28 May 2022, community client, Mr Keith Lord, will celebrate his centenarian birthday at his home in Murray Bridge, with wife, and life companion, Joyce. As a client of Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services, Keith is a ‘true blue rural-ite’. ‘I was born in Broken Hill in 1922, with five siblings … Continued

    Re-engaging with Volunteers

    Last week, we celebrated National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to thank the people who make our community stronger, especially in times of need. Volunteering brings people together, creating a better society for everyone. The selfless contributions of around 900,000 volunteers in South Australia are an essential part of the fabric of our community. They play … Continued

    70 years of marriage for Mr and Mrs Cocks

    On 17 May, two residents of Resthaven Marion will celebrate a significant milestone anniversary, and they are still as loved-up as they were 70-years-ago. Mr Robert ‘Bob’ and Mrs Audrey ‘Rae’ Cocks met in 1950, at John Martins department store, where they both worked. Mr Cocks remembers, ‘We worked together – I was in sales, … Continued

    ‘Men on the Move’ take on Mt Lofty Summit

    Resthaven Marion Community Services Therapy Assistant, Bruce Hocking, shares the ‘Men on the Move’s’ latest excursion to Mt Lofty Summit, organised by Social Group Coordinator, Monika Lyckholm. Bruce says, ‘On 28 April, with nine fellows boarding the Resthaven mini bus, and a few cars, the ‘Men on the Move’ proceeded to Mt Lofty via Blackwood … Continued

    Community Garden Club welcome Bunnings donation

    On Tuesday 3 May, Resthaven Northern Community Services, welcomed a special visit from staff at Bunnings, Munno Para West. As part of their Bunnings Community Program, they came along with much-needed gifts for the Community Garden Club on-site, to be able to continue the great work they have been doing. Assistant Manager, Kelly Ainsworth, says, … Continued

    It shouldn’t happen to a VET

    On 27 April, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services clients gathered at Millicent Library, for a thought-provoking reading, ‘It shouldn’t happen to a VET, should it?’, written by fellow client, and Vietnam veteran, Mr Terry Bywaters. Beginning with morning tea, Resthaven clients from both Millicent and Mount Gambier started their day enjoying a delicious spread. ‘We … Continued

    Mrs Philp eases her way to 100

    On 9 May, Resthaven Malvern resident, Mrs Mary Philp, reaches her 100th milestone – owing it all to her family. ‘We have always been close. I grew up in Port Adelaide with my parents, and my maiden aunts lived right next door!’ ‘We had a great time together, all of us. Sunday nights were picture … Continued

    Four-legged volunteers ‘bark’ joy to residents

    Resthaven Paradise’s own canine volunteer, Shadow, ‘barks’ joy to residents each week, accompanied by his owner, and Resthaven volunteer, Russell Dahms. ‘Shadow is my nine-year-old male Siberian husky, who loves meeting new people during our pet therapy sessions,’ Russell explains. Russell and Shadow ‘We started volunteering with Resthaven Paradise in July [2021]. The staff and … Continued

    ‘Men on the Move’ take a railroad trip down memory lane

    On 21 April, Resthaven Marion Community Services social group, Men on the Move, joined the Noarlunga Model Railroaders Club (NMRC) for the morning, the first group to visit since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. NMRC has been run by volunteer modellers since 1989, starting out from the shed of a member’s house. Now, due to the … Continued