• 100 years of giving—Mrs Porter shares the key to a happy life

    On 28 August 2022, Resthaven Community Respite Services client, Mrs Patricia Porter, celebrates her centenarian milestone with family and friends. This is the first of several family milestones on the horizon, with her two sons turning 70 and 75 this year! Mrs Porter grew up on the family Orchard in Kapunda, South Australia, before relocating … Continued

    Employment opportunities with Resthaven Port Elliot

    Does the thought of a new career and sea change appeal to you? You’re in luck — Resthaven Port Elliot is seeking full-time, permanent part-time and casual Personal Care Assistants to join the Residential Services Team! Located at 3 Frederik Street, Port Elliot, Resthaven Port Elliot offers residential aged, ideally situated within a short stroll … Continued

    Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    On 26 July, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park at 100 Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park, held their annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, with many fluffy plus-ones in attendance. After weeks of preparing hand-crafted decorations by residents, staff and volunteers, the site was ready for a whimsical afternoon tea. Lifestyle Coordinator, Navneet Kaur, says, ‘Our Lifestyle team are always looking … Continued

    14 boxes full at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    Resthaven Aberfoyle Park’s ‘knitting for the homeless’ initiative has gone from strength to strength since it began in 2019, with residents filling up 14 boxes of knitted goods to deliver this year. Lifestyle Coordinator, and project founder, Navneet Kaur, says, ‘Every year, we have more residents join our knitting group, and it has become a … Continued

    Ageing with Dignity

    Sir Paul McCartney, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year, was only 14 years old when he penned the line, “will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64”. In the mid-1960s, life expectancy was 68 years for men and 74 for women. Today, this has increased to 81 and 85 … Continued

    Resthaven’s first Exercise Physiologist, Hillary Williams

    Flinders University graduate, Hillary Williams, is starting her career off strongly, as Resthaven’s first ever Exercise Physiologist, adding to Resthaven’s existing suite of allied health and wellness services for older people. Not one to shy away from ‘firsts’, Hillary was part of the first cohort to complete the new exercise physiology degree at Flinders University … Continued

    Need some time out? Beachside respite now at Victor Harbor

    On Wednesday 14 September from 10am–2pm, Resthaven Murray Bridge Hills & Fleurieu Community Services will hold an open day to showcase their newest service offering — a beachside respite cottage for older people at 1-3 Newland Street, Victor Harbor. Assistant Manager, Tanya Boakes, says, ‘A short stroll to the beach, Newland House is available for … Continued

    Volunteers create meaningful connections

    Community connection is often one of the biggest reasons why people choose to volunteer, and stay, with Resthaven. This is certainly the case with Resthaven Leabrook volunteer, Chris Cornwell. With a professional background in nursing and midwifery, Chris says that she ‘wanted to help in some small way.’ ‘I began assisting the Lifestyle team with … Continued

    105th Birthday Milestone at Resthaven Murray Bridge

    On 2 August 2022, Resthaven Murray Bridge resident, Mrs Kathleen Byass (nee Pedler), celebrated her 105th birthday. Mrs Byass was born at Moonta on 2 August 1917, shortly after her twin brother, and the only daughter of Abraham and Gladys Pedler. A self-confessed ‘real tomboy’, Mrs Byass grew up in a family of five brothers. … Continued