• Intergenerational playgroup fun at Resthaven Paradise

    Resthaven Paradise has teamed up with the Campbelltown Council and Salvation Army, hosting a weekly ‘Intergenerational Playgroup’ for residents and children – and it’s a hit with all involved. Resident, Mrs Oriole Beaty (88), sums it perfectly when she says, ‘I have great-grandies who I don’t get to see, so when I come to the … Continued

    WW2 veteran, Mr Lyall Ellers, celebrates 100th birthday

    Happy 100th birthday to Mr Lyall Ellers, Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services client, who celebrated his centenarian milestone on 7 September. Mr Ellers was one of four children, growing up in Claremont, Western Australia, against the backdrop of the Great Depression. ‘Our father was a Great War veteran — he saw another war on the way … Continued

    Come one, come all!

    The past couple of weeks have been busy across Resthaven, with residents and staff alike ‘showing’ off their many talents during the Royal Adelaide Show. Resthaven Aberfoyle Park began their site event on Monday 4 September, debuting with a visit from Farmer Darcy and her travelling farm. Lifestyle Coordinator, Cheryl Bajszi says, ‘Residents were acquainted … Continued

    Ladies’ day out at Resthaven Westbourne Park

    On 10 August, the Resthaven Westbourne Park ladies’ group were delighted to head out on the Resthaven bus for a day of viewing art. Lifestyle Coordinator, Rachael Ross, says, ‘We get up to lots of things each week, such as craft, knitting and baking—whatever it is the group is interested in doing.’ ‘Recently, the group … Continued

    Why Resthaven volunteer pianist chooses aged care

    Volunteer pianist, Tony Kelly, enjoys spending his time hitting the keys at Resthaven Malvern, having discovered the joys of aged care approximately 25 years ago. Tony says, ‘I retired in 1997, but it wasn’t until a few years later that I ventured into volunteering in aged care, and I never looked back.’ ‘I was a … Continued

    Resthaven Bellevue Heights Redevelopment Update — Sept 2023

    Stage two of the $27m major redevelopment at Resthaven Bellevue Heights continues, with the construction of a new service level and a dementia-specific area on the entry level. Manager Residential Services, Leanne Spencer, says, ‘The entry level structure is now being erected, which incorporates 23 new rooms.’ ‘The internal refurbishment of “Banksia” is now complete, … Continued

    Mr Burnett warns of emerging scam

    It is no secret that online scammers are increasingly targeting the over 65 community, and Resthaven Leabrook Retirement Living resident, Mr Bryan Burnett, knows this all too well. Mr Burnett describes his recent experience with us—thankfully an unsuccessful attempt—to share his knowledge on what to do if this happens to you. Mr Burnett explains, ‘I … Continued

    Jeevan’s OT skills ‘put a smile on clients’ faces’

    According to Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services Occupational Therapist, Jeevan Bhela, the best thing about being an OT in the aged care sector is ‘putting a smile on clients’ faces, and knowing I have made a difference in their lives.’ Jeevan, who graduated from UniSA with a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2021, began … Continued

    68 years strong for Mr and Mrs Bradsworth

    On 26 August 2023, Mr and Mrs Maurie (90) and Margaret (86) Bradsworth celebrated a milestone 68 years of marriage at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park. Both Mr and Mrs Bradsworth grew up in Coburg, Victoria, meeting through their mutual love of tennis. Mrs Bradsworth fondly recalls, ‘We went to social events and dances at our tennis … Continued

    Mrs Bagley’s inspiring journey to 100

    On 3 September, Mrs Patricia Bagley will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends, as she enjoys her seaside home at Resthaven Port Elliot. Mrs Bagley has always enjoyed coastal living; from the time she was born. Mrs Bagley says, ‘I was born at Brighton and grew up in Reynella. Sadly, my mother passed … Continued

    Team Talent Showcase shines

    On Friday 19 May, the inaugural Resthaven ‘Team Talent Showcase’ was held at the Adelaide Pavilion. An initiative of Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, the event aimed to bring staff together from across Resthaven, giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent and experience in managing and leading practical challenges in the workplace. Darren says, ‘We … Continued

    Les’ garden paradise

    Mr Leslie ‘Les’ Motley is literally ‘smelling the roses,’ after creating a beautiful rose garden right outside his bedroom window at Resthaven Paradise. Les says, ‘When I first moved to [Resthaven] Paradise, I used to look out of my window and see the small groundcovers and grass, and I thought, “I’d like to make a … Continued

    Exercise fun with physiotherapist, Hamid

    Physiotherapist, Hamid Ansari, is a crowd favourite of the Resthaven Northern Community Services exercise class, with participants calling it ‘the shortest hour in the week!’ Working both in groups and individually in the modern gymnasium at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth, participants enjoy a range of mobility and fitness exercises, all under Hamid’s expert eye. Mrs … Continued

    Mrs Wilson welcomes centenarian era in Strathalbyn home

    On 30 August, we wish a special happy birthday to Mrs Mary Wilson (nee Blanch), who is proud to enter her centenarian era in the comfort of her home, with the weekly assistance of Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services. Mrs Wilson was born and raised in Adelaide with her parents and siblings, … Continued

    Murray Bridge staff celebrate their service milestones

    On Friday 4 August, long-serving Resthaven staff – with 90 years of service between them – celebrated their service milestones of ten or fifteen years with an awards presentation at the Bridgeport Hotel. The group of long-serving staff, from both Resthaven Murray Bridge residential and community services, were joined by Board President, Mark Porter; CEO, … Continued

    The friendly face at Resthaven Head Office

    The next time you’re driving down Greenhill Road, make sure to check out the newest fence banner at Wayville, and meet the friendly face at our Head Office! While the banner is new to the establishment, the featured staff member is no newbie. Head Office Administration/Reception, Nora Tuazon, says, ‘I began working here about six … Continued