• Building Updates

    Resthaven Community Respite Services Open Doors at Aldinga Beach

    Resthaven’s eagerly anticipated new respite cottage, Aldinga House, has officially opened its doors for older people looking for a ‘seachange’ down south. Mrs Patricia Griffin was thrilled to be invited as the first client to view the property, located at 18 Halcyon Circuit, Aldinga Beach, commenting on the coastal décor, and light, open feel of … Continued

    $37m redevelopment at Westbourne Park

    A $37m redevelopment of Resthaven Westbourne Park will commence in May 2022, inspired by the innovative ‘small house’ aged care model, providing a more homely and personalised living environment to the 121 residents who call it home. The redevelopment at 30 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park, is the culmination of almost two years of planning and … Continued

    Resthaven Bellevue Heights: auditorium transformed

    As part of the first stage of a major $25million redevelopment of Resthaven Bellevue Heights, the Auditorium has undergone a major transformation. The Auditorium is the large communal area of the residential home. Manager Building and Capital Projects, Emmet O’Donovan, says, ‘The Auditorium was part of the original build in 1979. It is a large, … Continued

    Resthaven acquires Chiton Retirement Living

    Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, is extremely pleased to announce that Resthaven has acquired the award-winning Chiton Retirement Living village, to add to Resthaven’s suite of options for older people. Located at 2 Ocean Road, the Chiton Retirement Living village is only three kilometres from Resthaven’s Port Elliot site, which includes a residential aged care home and … Continued

    Resthaven Bellevue Heights Redevelopment Update

    Resthaven’s Bellevue Heights aged care home at 47 Eve Road is currently undergoing a $25 million transformation, which will provide vastly improved amenities for the 99 residents who call the site home. Manager Building and Capital Projects, Emmet O’Donovan, says, ‘The project, which is being managed by Sarah Constructions, is now underway and progressing well.’ … Continued

    Resthaven acquires luxury retirement village – On Statenborough

    Resthaven’s CEO, Darren Birbeck, is delighted to announce that Resthaven has acquired On Statenborough, an award-winning retirement village at Leabrook to add to Resthaven’s suite of options for older people. Darren says, ‘For Resthaven, the purchase of On Statenborough represents a significant investment in our retirement living portfolio.’ ‘On Statenborough is conveniently located. Just around … Continued

    Resthaven Westbourne Park Redevelopment

    Background: Resthaven Westbourne Park at 30 Sussex Terrace was purpose built and opened in 1967 and currently offers residential aged care and respite accommodation for around 126 people who need significant care and support. There have been several upgrades over the years to improve the amenities on site. However, expectations in this new century mean … Continued

    Resthaven’s bushfire prevention and preparedness program is in operation

    Stay safe this summer!

    ‘With the start of summer and the warmer weather already upon us, Resthaven’s bushfire prevention and preparedness program is in operation,’ says CEO, Darren Birbeck. ‘Resthaven takes the risk of bushfire very seriously.’ ‘Staff undergo annual training, and our procedures are annually reviewed.’ ‘Generators were installed at all Resthaven residential aged care homes in 2018-19, … Continued

    Resthaven Leabrook artwork by Gerry McMahon

    Resthaven Leabrook artwork inspired by John Mellencamp

    If you are walking past Resthaven Leabrook, on the corner of Glynburn and Kensington Roads, be sure to take a moment to admire a new public artwork funded by Resthaven for the community to enjoy. Gerry McMahon, the artist responsible for this new public work of art at Resthaven Leabrook, has explained the inspiration behind … Continued

    A new look for Resthaven Leabrook

    Early this year, work began on upgrading the reception and foyer, managers and administration offices at Resthaven Leabrook. The final stage was handed over on Thursday 30 April, and Emmet O’Donovan, Manager Building and Capital Works, says ‘The whole area looks fantastic.’ ‘I’m really pleased with the result, especially because residents, their families, as well … Continued

    New rooms at Resthaven Marion

    Recognising community expectations, Resthaven can now offer all new residents an individual room with a private ensuite at all Resthaven residential aged care homes. Three new rooms that feature embedded smart technology have been constructed at Resthaven Marion to complete this offering across Resthaven. The new rooms are located in the Koolkuna area and were … Continued

    Redevelopment plans for Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    The new year heralds Resthaven’s 85th anniversary, and with it, exciting plans to upgrade the 40 year old aged care home at Resthaven Bellevue Heights. ‘A development application for the redevelopment at Resthaven Bellevue Heights has been lodged with the City of Mitcham, and five separate information sessions have been provided to staff, residents of … Continued

    Berri Office for Resthaven Community Services

    The new office base for Resthaven’s growing Riverland community aged care services will be the old State Bank Building in Berri. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, says, ‘I am very pleased that Resthaven has secured the landmark art-deco building at 7 Wilson Street, Berri. Resthaven continues to expand in the Riverland, and for … 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 11 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

    Spring has Sprung at Regency Cottage

    Entering into spring, Resthaven Western Community Services is pleased to show off the recent fresh face-lift of Regency Cottage respite service, located at 111 Regency Road, Croydon Park. ‘I was tasked with the project, and am really happy with the result’, says Resthaven Western Community Services Coordinator, Jodi Brabon. ‘The interior décor has been updated … Continued

    Happy 1st Birthday, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park!

    On Friday 4 October, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park will host celebrations for its much anticipated first birthday. ‘Resthaven Aberfoyle Park opened its doors on 16 July last year, with the official opening event held on 12 October 2018’, says Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential Services. ‘Residents are excited about the first birthday celebrations. They have given … Continued

    Building Update

    Several redevelopments and upgrades are in the works across Resthaven.

    Resthaven Leabrook An upgrade at Resthaven Leabrook is in the design stage. Plans include an upgrade of the reception area, café, and shop, along with the hairdresser and hall. The design is currently being finalised, with works expected to commence in late October 2019. An artist’s impression of the proposed new cafe/reception area is below. … Continued

    The Aberfoyle Park Chapel Cross

    Have you ever wondered?

    The bespoke cross in the Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Chapel space was designed and created by creative artist and graphic designer, James Coulter. James collaborated with Resthaven Manager, Building and Capital Projects, Emmet O’Donovan, to design a unique artwork for the site’s spiritual space. After a few trial concepts, the design was finalised, based on the … Continued

    Expansion in Onkaparinga

    Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services has continued to expand with increasing local demand for in-home care and support. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, today announced that the service will move to larger premises later this year. ‘I am delighted that we have been able to secure new offices at 3-5 James Clark Road, Noarlunga … Continued