• Ken Wells awarded Order of Australia Medal

    A well-deserved honour

    Congratulations to an integral member of the Resthaven community, Mr Ken Wells (88), who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his lifetime of contributions to the Murray Bridge community. Ken has dedicated more than 35 years to Resthaven as a volunteer, 70 years to his local agricultural show, 50 years to the Methodist … Continued

    Come and say ‘hi’ to Resthaven at the Yankalilla Show!

    Resthaven is currently expanding in-home care and support services across the Fleurieu Peninsula. To celebrate our expansion into the region, we will be attending the Yankalilla Show on Saturday, 30 September 2023, from 9am – 4pm, at the Yankalilla Showgrounds. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Mel Ottaway, says, ‘As a trusted, leading provider of aged-care … Continued

    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