• Thanks to Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services

    Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services staff recently received a lovely letter of thanks from a very happy client, who says, ‘We would like to thank you for the dedication and joy you put into caring for your clients while they are at respite care every week.’ ‘You definitely show concern for their welfare.’ ‘The … Continued

    Testimonial – Amazing staff at Resthaven Port Elliot

    Mr Graham Marshall is visiting his wife of 66 years, Val, at Resthaven Port Elliot, and ‘couldn’t be happier’ with the support she receives. ‘As far as I’m concerned, Resthaven is number one,’ he says. ‘Val had two lots of respite here before moving in permanently, and she really enjoyed it.’ ‘I thought, if Val … Continued

    Come and meet Resthaven in Aberfoyle Park

    Resthaven will be at the ‘Eat, Drink and be Merry’ community event this Friday 23 February, at Our Saviour Lutheran School, Aberfoyle Park from 5–9pm. This family event is being held to help the neighbourhood connect with each other, and being a soon-to-be new neighbour, Resthaven is delighted to attend. Mia Brooks, Manager Residential Services, … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge Redevelopment Update

    The $16.5m site redevelopment at Resthaven Murray Bridge is progressing in leaps and bounds. In December 2017, the ‘Harrip’ and ‘Homburg’ areas were refurbished, and residents from these areas were able to move back to their rooms. In early January 2018, residents from ‘Jenkins’, ‘Talbot’ and ‘Christopher’ moved into ‘Riverview’ and ‘Anerley’, in preparation for … Continued

    ‘Sit Dance’ exercise group a hit at Resthaven Port Elliot

    On a sunny Friday morning at Resthaven Port Elliot, residents are gathering in ‘Encounter Hall’ for one of their favourite exercise groups – ‘Sit Dance’. As the name implies, participants follow an instructor on the big screen through a series of gentle yet stimulating seated movements, all to the tunes of yesteryear. Mrs Hazel Jones … Continued

    Resthaven is coming to the South East Field Days in Lucindale!

    Resthaven will be attending the South East Field Days in Lucindale on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March, 2018. This year, South East Field Days are celebrating their 40th Anniversary with the theme ‘diversity of the Limestone Coast’. Come and visit Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services at their stand to answer all your questions about … Continued

    Wellbeing program at Broadview Uniting Church

    The Broadview Uniting Church has introduced a ‘connections’ wellbeing program for older people, thanks to a Uniting Church ‘Wellness and Ageing’ grant, sponsored by Resthaven. The ‘Wellness and Ageing’ grants celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in 2017. The grants are being managed by the Uniting Church Synod. The program offers a range … Continued

    Resthaven on 1197AM Leisure Link program – Vision Australia Radio

      Resthaven social programs in the western suburbs, chaplaincy at Resthaven Marion, and National Volunteer Week – these are just a few of the subjects you will hear about if you tune into Peter Greco’s ‘Leisure Link’ program on Vision Australia Radio (formerly RPH) on the second Saturday of each month. ‘You can listen in … Continued

    Overnight cottage accommodation for older people

    Need a night away with meals cooked especially to your individual tastes and dietary requirements, outings, and personalised activities? Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services runs a day and overnight respite cottage at 914 Pavy Drive, Naracoorte for older people, to give their carer a break from their caring role. ‘An overnight stay or several days … Continued

    Teenage Sweethearts at Resthaven Mitcham

    After more than 50 years of marriage, Mr and Mrs Max and Margaret Lee of Resthaven Mitcham have celebrated many a Valentine’s Day together! The couple met at primary school more than 70 years ago, and were part of a group of church friends, attending church services and dances together. Mrs Lee remembers that: ‘For … Continued

    Valentines at Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    Today, on Valentine’s Day, Stan Sykes will do as he does every day; visit Margaret, his beloved wife of 66 years, at Resthaven Bellevue Heights, enjoy a hearty lunch and share the day together. Margaret’s world changed in October last year, when she slipped and broke both her leg and arm. This most unfortunate accident … Continued

    The secret to a successful marriage

    After 66 happy years together, Mr Graham Marshall is still as devoted to his wife, Valda, as he was on the day they first met. Sitting in Mrs Marshall’s room at Resthaven Port Elliot, Mr Marshall looks fondly at his wife of 66 years as he recalls their first meeting back in 1948, when they … Continued

    Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Manager Appointed

    With the new Resthaven building taking shape at 100 Hub Drive Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park, the manager for the new site begins today. Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, says, ‘We are pleased to announce that Mia Brooks has been appointed as Manager Residential Services for our new residential home at Aberfoyle Park, which is … Continued

    Resthaven and Monash University collaborate in Project PREVENT

    In 2018, having undertaken several successful research projects together since 2014, Resthaven and Monash University have embarked on another collaborative project. Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential Services, explains, ‘We are genuinely delighted to work together with the team from Monash to develop a clinical tool that aims to identify risk factors. Our goal is to … Continued