• 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

    Ageism – delivered by your smartphone

    Smartphones have revolutionised our lives. These high-powered computers connect us to the world in a way we have never seen before, and businesses cleverly leverage their power to improve customer experiences, by adding value or convenience. Many memberships or services are now accessed via a mobile phone app. We use them to log in to … Continued

    Mrs Rice celebrates 100th birthday

    On 24 August, we celebrate the 100th birthday of Resthaven Westbourne Park resident, Mrs Audrey Rice. Born and raised in Kapunda as an only child, Mrs Rice recalls her special connection to her mother. ‘My father worked away most of the time, so it was just my mother and me. She was the most wonderful person … Continued

    Renovations pose creative opportunity

    With Resthaven Mount Gambier currently undergoing renovations, residents have used the temporary internal walls as a canvas for a beautiful spring mural. Manager, Belle Kerr says, ‘Two suites in the wattle wing are currently being refurbished into four large single rooms, which is proposed to be completed in October.’ ‘This isn’t the only improvement being … Continued

    The Resthaven Friendship Group invite you to Gawler!

    The Resthaven Northern Community Services ‘Friendship Group’ welcome new members to join their weekly social gathering to facilitate meaningful connections between like-minded people in the area. Held at the Gawler outreach office at 5 King Street, Gawler, the regular group of four Resthaven clients was formed two years ago, and has gone from strength to … Continued

    Happy 100th birthday Mr Dewey!

    Happy 100th birthday to Resthaven Port Elliot resident, Mr Raymond Dewey, who celebrates his milestone on 11 August. While Mr Dewey now enjoys a relaxing lifestyle in the Fleurieu Peninsula, the first half of his life looked vastly different. Mr Dewey says, ‘I was born and raised in Nottingham, England, along with my brother.’ ‘We were … Continued