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    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

    Congratulations to Richard Hearn AM

    Resthaven is delighted that former Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List, announced yesterday by the Governor-General, David Hurley AC DCS. The Australian Honours and Awards system recognises the outstanding service and contributions of Australians, and … Continued

    Musical Volunteer finds her ‘decks’ with Resthaven

    Carolyn McHugh has been a proud volunteer at Resthaven Leabrook since 2016, bringing her talent of ‘DJing’ to music-loving residents who enjoy coming together and sharing their love and enjoyment of music. Recently, Carolyn took it upon herself to write a letter to Resthaven, sharing how rewarding it is for her to share what she … Continued

    Mrs Goode continues travelling at 100

    On 13 June 2022, Mrs Olive Goode will celebrate her 100th milestone birthday, while remaining independent with the assistance of Resthaven Northern Community Services. Mrs Goode is not the only female in her family to reach her centenarian birthday. ‘My mum lived to 103, and my sister lived to 99 – us women live longer!’, … Continued

    Resthaven Chiton Retirement Living ‘community unlike any other’

    On 28 February 2022, Resthaven acquired the award-winning Chiton Retirement Living village to add to Resthaven’s suite of options for older people. Located at 2 Ocean Road, Chiton Retirement Living features 29 modern architectural homes, in a beautiful location, nestled between Port Elliot and Victor Harbor. Chiton has won a number of awards for its … Continued

    Visiting Arrangements at Residential Care Homes

    Visiting hours are: Monday, Wednesday and  Friday: 10am to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm Weekends and Public Holidays: 1pm to 5pm We thank our communities for their support and understanding in recent times, and look forward to welcoming families and friends onsite. There are no restrictions on the number … Continued

    Love knows no language barriers

    On 29 May, Resthaven Community Respite Services clients were invited to a special ‘Mother’s Day out’ lunch and concert, celebrating a different culture, and the unity of all mothers. Senior Manager Community Services, Wojtek Swietek says, ‘We took the Resthaven bus out with six clients, and four volunteers, including the bus driver.’ ‘The clients looked … Continued

    Phase 2 underway in iSupport

    Having been involved in the initial trial in 2019-20, Resthaven Community Services is pleased to again partner with Flinders University and Prof Lily Xiao, for the following three phases of the iSupport research project. iSupport helps carers to understand dementia and how it may impact themselves and the person they care for. By using a … Continued

    Equine Therapy’s role in aged care

    On Friday 13 May, Resthaven Mitcham residents were delighted to welcome back a special visitor from Nolton Park. ‘Residents enjoyed a delightful afternoon with Miniature Therapy Horse, Bella, and were excited to welcome her back form her last visit in October 2021,’ says Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz. Bella is one of four miniature horses at … Continued

    AFLW Crows visit a real treat!

    On Wednesday 19 May 2022, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services hosted a special morning tea for clients at their office in George Street, Millicent. Resthaven social group clients were treated to a delicious home baked morning tea cooked by the staff, while playing ‘tea – rivia’ with the chance of winning a lucky door prize … Continued

    Be Brave, Make Change – Reconciliation Week 2022

    For National Reconciliation Week, the Berri Barmera Social Group at Resthaven Riverland Community Services invited a visitor from Mission Australia. The theme for 2022 is, ‘Be Brave, Make Change’. It is a time for Australians to learn of our shared culture, histories and achievements, exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in … Continued

    Clients in the Limestone Coast enjoy scenic river cruise

    Earlier this month, Resthaven Limestone Community Services clients enjoyed a relaxing, scenic cruise along the Glenelg River. Manager, Karen Hammond, says, ‘There was a 15-person cap on the boat, and with much interest, we ended up organising two separate cruises, one for clients from Millicent, the other for clients from Naracoorte.’ ‘Volunteer, Gina, drove the … Continued

    True blue centenarian enjoys independent lifestyle

    On 28 May 2022, community client, Mr Keith Lord, will celebrate his centenarian birthday at his home in Murray Bridge, with wife, and life companion, Joyce. As a client of Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services, Keith is a ‘true blue rural-ite’. ‘I was born in Broken Hill in 1922, with five siblings … Continued

    Re-engaging with Volunteers

    Last week, we celebrated National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to thank the people who make our community stronger, especially in times of need. Volunteering brings people together, creating a better society for everyone. The selfless contributions of around 900,000 volunteers in South Australia are an essential part of the fabric of our community. They play … Continued

    70 years of marriage for Mr and Mrs Cocks

    On 17 May, two residents of Resthaven Marion will celebrate a significant milestone anniversary, and they are still as loved-up as they were 70-years-ago. Mr Robert ‘Bob’ and Mrs Audrey ‘Rae’ Cocks met in 1950, at John Martins department store, where they both worked. Mr Cocks remembers, ‘We worked together – I was in sales, … Continued

    ‘Men on the Move’ take on Mt Lofty Summit

    Resthaven Marion Community Services Therapy Assistant, Bruce Hocking, shares the ‘Men on the Move’s’ latest excursion to Mt Lofty Summit, organised by Social Group Coordinator, Monika Lyckholm. Bruce says, ‘On 28 April, with nine fellows boarding the Resthaven mini bus, and a few cars, the ‘Men on the Move’ proceeded to Mt Lofty via Blackwood … Continued

    Community Garden Club welcome Bunnings donation

    On Tuesday 3 May, Resthaven Northern Community Services, welcomed a special visit from staff at Bunnings, Munno Para West. As part of their Bunnings Community Program, they came along with much-needed gifts for the Community Garden Club on-site, to be able to continue the great work they have been doing. Assistant Manager, Kelly Ainsworth, says, … Continued

    It shouldn’t happen to a VET

    On 27 April, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services clients gathered at Millicent Library, for a thought-provoking reading, ‘It shouldn’t happen to a VET, should it?’, written by fellow client, and Vietnam veteran, Mr Terry Bywaters. Beginning with morning tea, Resthaven clients from both Millicent and Mount Gambier started their day enjoying a delicious spread. ‘We … Continued

    Mrs Philp eases her way to 100

    On 9 May, Resthaven Malvern resident, Mrs Mary Philp, reaches her 100th milestone – owing it all to her family. ‘We have always been close. I grew up in Port Adelaide with my parents, and my maiden aunts lived right next door!’ ‘We had a great time together, all of us. Sunday nights were picture … Continued