• A difficult time for everyone

    The announcement that a celebrity has dementia can make headlines around the world. It is sad when anyone has a diagnosis of dementia, but when a celebrity has this cruel condition, it is brought to the attention of a much broader audience. This must be challenging, not only for the individual, but for their loved … Continued

    Resthaven commissioned as Care Finders by the Primary Health Network

    Resthaven is now providing services for older people at risk of homelessness through the ‘Care Finder’ Program. Resthaven Executive Manager, Sue McKechnie, explains, ‘The Care Finder Program was announced as part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.’ ‘Resthaven has been commissioned by both the Adelaide Primary … Continued

    A milestone 46-year career with Resthaven

    This year, Resthaven Malvern Housekeeping Services Assistant, Lesley Wimbles, celebrates a record 46 years of service with Resthaven. Like all great stories, Lesley’s milestone achievement has a humble beginning. Back in 1977, her neighbour offered her a short-term job to work the “tea shifts” at Resthaven Malvern. Lesley explains: ‘The Resthaven Malvern matron, Barbara, lived … Continued

    Trendsetter of her time — Miss Chatfield celebrates 100 years

    Happy birthday to Resthaven Malvern’s most recent centenarian, Miss Edna Chatfield, who celebrates her 100th birthday on 18 February, with a lifetime of memories and adventures to look back on. Born and raised in the outskirts of the Adelaide CBD, Miss Chatfield reflects on her childhood in a family of four. ‘My brother and I … Continued

    Volunteer loves dancing at Resthaven

    Marian dances her way into the hearts of Resthaven

    On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love in all its forms. At Resthaven, volunteers do what they love, not only by sharing a passion of theirs such as music or reading, but by forming meaningful connections with the older people they support. Resthaven Murray Bridge volunteer, Marian Allam, told us about the connection she shared with … Continued

    The ‘Cottage Queen’ celebrates 15 years with Resthaven

    Resthaven Western Community Services client, Mrs Yvonne Campbell, endearingly known as the ‘Cottage Queen’, has been enjoying day respite at Regency Cottage for an impressive 15 years, and her anniversary hasn’t gone unnoticed! Home Support Worker, Rosemary Gorodecky, says, ‘Yvonne visits from Tuesday through Sunday each week, and she has become a strong part of … Continued

    Happy 100th birthday, Mrs Ormsby!

    As Mrs Grace Ormsby approaches her 100th birthday on 12 February, she shares her reflections from the past century, along with some notable advice. Growing up on the family farm in Snowtown, South Australia, with her sister and brother, Mrs Ormsby remembers a busy start to life. Mrs Ormsby says, ‘My father was a WWI … Continued

    Graduate opportunities at Resthaven—Solomon’s story

    Graduate opportunities within Resthaven continue to grow, with a focus on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) internships—having hosted 15 interns since April 2021. Master of Business Information Systems graduate, Solomon Ebomah, recently transitioned from an internship with Resthaven to full-time employment with the ICT team. Solomon says, ‘I successfully completed my Bachelor of Mathematics back … Continued

    Bunnings kick-start gardening group

    On 1 February, Resthaven Westbourne Park welcomed a special visitor from Edwardstown Bunnings, who brought with her a generous donation for a group of green thumbs on site. Lifestyle Coordinator, Rachael Ross, explains, ‘With the recent nice weather, several residents have been inspired to start up a gardening group on-site.’ ‘To kick-start the project, I … Continued

    Mr Eric Johnson reflects on 100 years

    Resthaven Bellevue Heights resident, Mr Eric Johnson, was born 100 years ago, on 2 February 1923. Alongside his sister and brother, Mr Johnson was raised in Birmingham, England. Growing up, Mr Johnson’s father was a motorcycle engineer, while his mother tended to the home. Mr Johnson remembers, ‘It was a tough place to be during … Continued