• Spotlight on Homelessness

    This week is National Homelessness Week, run by Homelessness Australia, and this year’s message is ‘Housing Ends Homelessness’. Poverty is a root cause of homelessness: having a lower income than necessary to sustain a healthy and secure life, and to access the housing market, can result in tenuous housing situations, and potentially, homelessness. Almost 15,000 … Continued

    Knitted with Love

    Mrs Tillie Kirtland has been knitting since she was seven years old. Now aged 94, she is still going strong, and using her knitting talents to create beautiful hand-crafted dolls for those in need. Tillie’s love of knitting began when she was confined to bed with scarlet fever, and she knitted to keep boredom at … Continued

    To Costco we go!

    An excited group of Resthaven Mitcham residents recently enjoyed a bus trip to the ‘invitation only VIP shopping event’ at the Costco Warehouse in Kilburn. Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz, says, ‘Residents really enjoyed the drive out west on the Resthaven bus, with many guests commenting on how much the area had changed.’ ‘On arriving at … Continued

    The Human Worth of our Neighbour

    When I was much younger, I was told, as many others were, that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. I would like to add another item to that short list, and that is that we are all born as whole, precious human beings. We are all born with the same innate sense … Continued

    Resthaven and SA Government partnership supports future aged care workforce

    A partnership project between Resthaven and the South Australian Government will support 30 current Home Support Workers to undertake a traineeship, combining a Certificate III in Individual Support with on-the-job training. Resthaven Manager Workforce Development, Tom Cleghorn, says, ‘The Resthaven Aged Care Traineeship Project aims to support a skilled future aged care workforce.’ ‘Home Support … Continued

    Philip and Marley at Resthaven Craigmore

    Mr Philip Buss of Resthaven Craigmore has developed a special bond with ‘Marley,’ the German Shepherd owned by Acting Lifestyle Coordinator, Samantha Mathews. Samantha says, ‘Marley is three years old, and started visiting Resthaven Craigmore in October 2018, after her brother passed away.’ ‘She was lonely by herself, so, with the permission of the Manager, … Continued

    Couple from Resthaven Aberfoyle Park get married at Lenzerheide

    Love is in the air!

    Mr John Minns and Mrs Yvonne Bails have been together for 19 years, but it wasn’t until after moving into Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, that they decided to tie the knot! John and Yvonne met at a bereavement group, after both their partners died from cancer in the same month. ‘The Daw House Southern Hospice signed … Continued

    Resthaven CEO recognised at 2019 ACSA Awards

    On Friday 19 July, Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn, was awarded the ‘Distinguished Service in Aged Care’ award, at the 2019 South Australian Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards. This award celebrates the recipient’s outstanding achievement in aged care, and contribution to the betterment of the aged care sector. With more than 30 … Continued

    No English? No worries! Home Support in the Northern Suburbs

    Language no barrier

    Mrs Mara Lalic of Salisbury East may not speak English, but that doesn’t stop her from accessing support services to assist her to remain living independently at home – and it’s all thanks to Resthaven Northern Community Services Home Support Worker, Zora Peric. Zora says, ‘Mara and I met through the Macedonian community in Adelaide.’ … Continued