• Respect and recognition

    Each Anzac Day, we recognise and honour the service of veterans and their families in appreciation of their contribution to our country and our way of life. It is a day to pause and reflect in commemoration. It is wonderful to see Australians of all ages come together to pay their respect at Anzac Day … Continued

    Veteran Mr Colin Wagener shares his WWII story

    When Mr Colin Wagener, now aged 105, joined the army in 1938, he had no idea that he would photograph one of the most historic events of WWII. Mr Wagener signed up to join the militia forces part-time at Keswick Barracks in 1938, with his three best friends. Sadly, he would be the only one … Continued

    Mrs Mackey celebrates 100 years of faith and charity

    On 25 April, Mrs Patricia Mackey (nee Barnes), will celebrate her centenarian milestone in her home at Resthaven Marion Retirement Living, as she reflects on a ‘life worth living.’ Born and raised in the rural township of Rainbow, northwest Victoria, in 1923, Mrs Mackey grew accustomed to farm life on 640 acres. Mrs Mackey says, … Continued

    Resthaven’s intergenerational visit from Montessori

    On Friday 24 March, Resthaven Marion Community Services were delighted to host an intergenerational visit with the Montessori Learning Centre, which Coordinator, Monika Lyckholm, says will be the ‘first of many’. ‘We are so excited to be back in contact with Montessori; our clients and the children from the centre love these catch ups, which, … Continued

    An eventful Christmas Eve that led to 80 years of marriage

    On 17 April, Mr Thomas ‘Tom’ (102) and Mrs Una Wood (101) will celebrate an impressive 80 years of marriage, as they enjoy their seaside lifestyle at Resthaven Port Elliot. Reflecting on their time together, Tom explains, ‘I lived in Scotland and Una was from England. We both joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) at … Continued

    ‘Dance While You Can’— A personal recount on Parkinson’s

    World Parkinson’s Day is on 11 April 2023, when we recognise the 14,000 Australians who are diagnosed with the disease each year. A disease categorised by both motor and non-motor deficiencies, it has no identifiable cause. Resthaven Clinical Nurse Workforce Development, Julie Tansing, says, ‘Parkinson’s Disease is a complex degenerative neurological condition that can affect … Continued

    Resthaven and Carers SA collaborate in respite

    On 10 March, Resthaven was delighted to host Sharon Tentye, Executive Manager Service Delivery, Carers SA, at two of Resthaven’s southern respite cottages, to share ideas about how Resthaven and Carers SA can work together to support older people and their carers. Senior Manager Community Services, Wojtek Swietek, says, ‘We took Sharon on a tour … Continued