• $300,000 Scholarship Boost Announced

    Resthaven recognises this, and has donated a further $300,000 towards scholarships at all three major South Australian universities, to support the future aged care workforce. Resthaven Executive Manager People & Culture, Sam Bradley, says, ‘This extra $300,000 is on top of the existing scholarships Resthaven already supports at the University of South Australia, Flinders University, … Continued

    Australian animals visit Resthaven Malvern

    In June, Resthaven Malvern residents enjoyed a visit from the ‘Warrawong 2U’ team, who brought with them a selection of native animals for residents to touch and hold during an informative presentation. This is the second time that the ‘Warrawong 2U’ crew has visited Resthaven Malvern, having last visited in March 2018. ‘Residents loved their … Continued

    Recognising National Men’s Health Week

    Today, staff from Resthaven’s Maintenance Services will attend a meeting with a difference in the Activity Hall at Resthaven Malvern. It will have a men’s health focus with guest speakers. ‘We all have an interest in improving our physical and mental health,’ says Stephen Hooper, Resthaven Manager Corporate Services, who suggested the unique meeting format … Continued

    Mitcham Council displays artwork by Resthaven clients

    Colourful artwork made from thousands of bottle tops, created by Resthaven Community Respite Services clients, is now on display at the Mitcham Council Chambers. Carole Matthews, Manager Community Respite Services, says, ‘The artwork was created for the 2018 SALA exhibition, which was entitled Art in the (re)Cycle Lane.’ ‘The exhibition aimed to blend rubbish, recyclables, … Continued

    Vintage Bike Display for Men’s Health Week

    Resthaven Malvern, 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern, is celebrating National Men’s Health Week (10-16 June) with a vintage motorcycle display by the Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Australia. The bikes will be on show on Wednesday 12 June from 10.30am – 2pm in the foyer, so that all Resthaven Malvern residents, staff, and volunteers … Continued

    Career opportunities for job seekers

    ‘Supporting older people to live as independently as possible is one of the most rewarding career choices you can make,’ says Richard Hearn, Resthaven’s Chief Executive Officer. ‘With growing demand, aged care offers multiple career pathways that can lead to a rewarding, long term career.’ ‘We are hosting a career expo at the Lakes Resort 17 … Continued

    Resthaven Mount Gambier Volunteer Garden Party

    On 20 May, Resthaven Mount Gambier celebrated volunteers with a ‘garden party’ at the home at 24 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier. Stacey Thompson, Manager Volunteer Services, says, ‘We enjoyed afternoon tea together amongst the garden party-themed decorations, with good food and good company.’ ‘Residents helped to make the decorations, as well as set up and … Continued

    New home for local rosellas

    Native birds and wildlife are a feature of everyday life for residents at Resthaven Bellevue Heights, which overlooks Sturt Gorge. To encourage the local rosellas to nest in the trees, Resthaven Carpenter, Nick Patelias, created a suite of wooden bird boxes for the rosellas at the Resthaven Bellevue Heights retirement living units. Jeannie Peace, Retirement … Continued

    Providing Parkinson’s support in Murray Bridge

    ‘Resthaven helps keep people with Parkinson’s moving!’ So says Caroline Tenny, Occupational Therapist with Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services, and facilitator of the local Parkinson’s Support Groups. ‘Resthaven runs a range of Parkinson’s support and self-management groups and programs at wellness centres across metropolitan Adelaide and in regional areas. The aim is … Continued