Late last month, a group of international delegates visited Resthaven Marion residential services and Resthaven Community Respite Services at Township Road, Marion.
Hosted by the South Australian Economic Development Board, the group was made up of Thai and Filipino guests, including Dame Khunying Kobchitt Limpaphayom, from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.
The delegation was interested in visiting after attending the ‘Active Ageing—Learning from our friends’ conference, co-hosted by Resthaven and Baan Sudthavas in Bangkok in September.
‘We have received positive feedback from the delegates who gained great insights from the site visits, which is a credit to Resthaven,’ says Wendy Morey, Executive Manager, Workforce Development & Governance.
‘We were able to demonstrate to our guests the high quality facilities and services enjoyed by Resthaven customers, which was an enticing factor in attracting such a delegation to visit.’
‘Our guests were especially keen to see the sensory gardens, which they had heard all about at the Thai conference,’ says Mia Brooks, Resthaven Relieving Manager.
Carole Matthews, Manager Resthaven Community Respite Services, said they had also heard about the Shed, and wanted to see it first hand and learn all about it.
‘Resthaven remains committed to sharing our knowledge and experience in aged care with others. It is a great example of our corporate social responsibility, which forms part of our Strategic Plan,’ Wendy explained.