• Board President Launches 85th Anniversary Events

    In 2020, Resthaven proudly celebrates 85 years of service to older people living in South Australia. ‘Resthaven’s purpose has always been to serve older people, and understanding this heritage points the way forward to the future,’ said President of the Resthaven Board, Mark Porter, who joined Resthaven Head Office staff and program managers to officially … Continued

    Board President recognises long serving CEO

    Today, Mark Porter, President of the Resthaven Board, said, ‘It is with genuine sadness and a sense of anticipation that I inform you Resthaven’s long serving Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, has announced his intention to retire this year.’ ‘Richard has given thirty-four years of exemplary service to Resthaven, and the organisation’s success and standing … Continued

    It’s time. Resthaven CEO announces his retirement

    A note of appreciation to those in the service of others

    I very much appreciate the kind remarks that Resthaven Board President, Mark Porter, offered following my announcement today that I will retire from Resthaven in 2020. I commenced with Resthaven on 10th February 1986. It was a wonderful career move for me, and I subsequently became the CEO in 1994. Throughout my working life, I … Continued

    Thriving in Retirement

    It's a Joy!

    Jeannie Peace, Resthaven Retirement Living Coordinator, explains the joy she feels in her role when she helps people thrive in their retirement by assisting them with a move from the family home. ‘It really is rewarding to be able to offer people a more manageable home, without the maintenance and gardening of a large home. … Continued

    Diversity Presentation at Westbourne Park

    In 2020, Resthaven Multicultural Services Officer, Priscilla de Pree is visiting Resthaven homes across South Australia to inform residents on Resthaven’s Diversity Action Plan. Priscilla’s first visit was to Resthaven Westbourne Park on 14 January 2020, where she spoke with a group of around 30 residents. Priscilla says, ‘I showed the group Resthaven’s Diversity Action … Continued

    ‘Henny Penny’ brings joy

    Over two weeks in early 2020, Resthaven Marion Community Services at 43 Finniss Street, Marion, hosted a ‘Henny Penny Hatching’ incubator, to the delight of clients visiting the centre for their wellness support. Therapy Assistant, Monika Lyckholm, says, ‘We received an incubator containing thirteen eggs, and a viewing pen with three recently hatched chicks.’ ‘The … Continued

    ‘Zero’ the dog visits Resthaven Marion Community Services

    Recently, the Resthaven Marion Community Services Friday Club were delighted to host two very special government workers: Zero the Labrador and his human, Darren. Manager, Deb McDonald, says, ‘Zero is not just any dog – he has a special job in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Adelaide.’ ‘He is a court … Continued

    105th birthday celebrations

    Jean has the good genes!

    Many happy returns to Mrs Jean Linehan of Resthaven Bellevue Heights, who celebrated her 105th birthday on 2 February, 2020. Jean, who is still in excellent health, has always known her own mind. One of three girls, she was sent to high school aged 14, where ‘they wanted to teach me washing and cooking.’ Jean, … Continued

    Friday 21 Feb is ‘International Mother Language’ Day

    This Friday 21 February is ‘International Mother Language Day,’ which aims to celebrate and promote the awareness of language and cultural diversity across the world. ‘International Mother Language’ Day has been held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) every year since 1999. UNESCO encourages people to keep their mother language in … Continued