• 10k Step Challenge Accepted!

    In recognising ‘Safe Work Month’ throughout October, staff from Resthaven’s Marion Community Services, Onkaparinga Community Services, and Community Respite Services are ‘stepping up’ to complete a 10,000 step per day challenge! Almost fifty staff are participating across the three community services sites, with the challenge being driven by the Assistant Managers. According to Assistant Manager … Continued

    Diversity in Aged Care

    Diversity is a hallmark of humanity. From 7 – 11 October 2019, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety held public hearings in Melbourne on the aged care needs of people who have diverse backgrounds, experiences and characteristics. “This hearing of the Royal Commission will focus on the diverse experiences and needs of … Continued

    Resthaven Aberfoyle Park First Birthday Celebrations

    On Friday, 4 October Resthaven Aberfoyle Park celebrated its 1st Birthday, with a morning tea and afternoon concert. ‘We asked staff and residents to dress up in outfits from their favourite era, and they certainly delivered!’ says Mia Brooks, Manager Resthaven Aberfoyle Park. We had ‘30s Flappers, and flower children galore, with many staff dressing … Continued

    Aged Care Work a Privilege

    Career move to aged care is a ‘privilege’ says Natasha After 12 years in the Human Resources industry, Natasha Dickinson, 44, was ‘looking for a change.’ She has certainly found it in her new role as Assistant Manager at Resthaven Western Community Services, at 96 Woodville Road, Woodville. Now a few months in, Natasha explains: … Continued

    Resthaven Launches Diversity Action Plan

    Resthaven has launched its Diversity Action Plan, following the presentation of the operational plan to Resthaven Program Managers in August. Lynn Openshaw, Resthaven Manager Service Development (pictured), says, ‘We are pleased to launch this plan, after consulting with our community. It follows a review completed in 2018, of Resthaven services against the Government’s Aged Care Diversity … Continued

    It’s Active Ageing Week!

    Active Ageing Week (1-7 October) is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about healthy ageing and the benefits of lifelong physical activity – a cause which Resthaven thoroughly supports. Clients of the Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services Parkinson’s Exercise Group are very familiar with the benefits of active ageing, enjoying regular … Continued

    Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services is on the move!

    Due to increased service demand, Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services is moving to a new, larger office space at 3-5 James Clark Road, Noarlunga Centre, from Monday 18 November, 2019. Manager, Manule Harpas, says, ‘Whilst our current offices at Noarlunga Centre have served us well, with service demand increasing, we require more space from which to … Continued

    Resthaven Celebrates Carers Week 2019

    This year’s National Carers Week runs from 13 to 19 October, and recognises Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers, who make a remarkable contribution to our community. ‘To show our support for carers in our community, we have put together a program of free workshops for carers of older people, facilitated by experts in their respective … Continued

    Resthaven residents visit Hyde Park Nursery School and ELC


    You’re never too old for the sandpit

    Resthaven Malvern residents have made good on their promise to visit the ‘Jacaranda’ children (aged 3-5) of the Hyde Park Nursery School and ELC, visiting the centre this week for morning tea, a singalong, and a sandpit session. Lifestyle Coordinator, Felicity Billing, says, ‘The children have been visiting Resthaven Malvern at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern, every … Continued