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    Resthaven supports older people to live independently

    ‘I enjoy life very much’, says John

    Resthaven Northern Community Services supports older people living in the northern suburbs to live independently in their own homes. One of these is Mr John Nimmo, who cannot praise his service enough, saying ‘my independence is very important to me’. Amongst the many services that Resthaven Northern Community Services provides, John is especially thankful for … Continued

    Derek enjoys Resthaven’s exercise and social groups

    ‘A Feeling of Freedom’ for Derek

    Resthaven supports more than 10,000 older people who live at home throughout metropolitan Adelaide and in rural South Australia. An important aspect of the support Resthaven offers aims to improve and maintain the ability to do everyday things. This might be through improved health and mobility, connecting with past or new friends, and enjoying the … Continued

    Social group brings Kevin back to health

    Two years ago, Mr Kevin Rawlins almost died. ‘My wife had passed away in 2016, I was all alone,’ he says. ‘Then I had a massive heart attack, and ended up in the hospital for four months.’ ‘I could barely move, let alone walk,’ he says. ‘I didn’t want to face another day.’ After four … Continued

    Unley Legends 2 hits the Big Screen

    On 17 October, Resthaven Malvern residents and volunteers were delighted to attend the launch of ‘Unley Legends II: Age is a celebration’, a joint project of the City of Unley and Resthaven. The event was the City of Unley’s participation in COTA SA’s ‘Zest Fest’ festival. The short film showcasing positive images of ageing was … Continued

    Opinion Piece by former CEO, Richard Hearn: Unley Legends

    Unley Legends embody community spirit The Unley Legends film series, launched recently at the Capri Cinema, showcased the importance of helping each other. Every day, people help each other – some in small ways and others more generously – yet all are significant to community and family. It is important to encourage this community spirit … Continued

    University Delegation visits Resthaven Port Elliot

    On Thursday 6 July, Resthaven Port Elliot hosted a delegation from the University Adelaide, and Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands. Dr Joost van Hoof, of Fontys University, was joined by Associate Professor Veronica Soebarto, School of Architecture and Built Environment, and Dr Helen Barrie, Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, to visit Resthaven’s design award–winning … Continued

    ‘Unley Legends’ film launched

    Positive ageing took ‘centre stage’ at the Capri Theatre today, as six short films featuring ‘Unley Legends’ were launched at the iconic Goodwood cinema. The films were the culmination of a collaborative project between Resthaven and the City of Unley which aims to explore, record and share the perspective of older people about getting older and … Continued

    A new spirituality program for Resthaven Marion

    Seeking to build ‘interactive’ worship styles, with a focus on spirituality and the individual, last year, Rev Dr Bruce Grindlay, Coordinating Chaplain at Resthaven Marion, introduced a new spirituality program,‘Spirituality in the Garden’. Developing the idea with residents and Lifestyle staff, Bruce took ‘worship’ outdoors to the newly built, landscape architect designed, aged care specific … Continued

    Resthaven to co-host Active Ageing conference in Thailand

    Resthaven and the Baan Sudthavas Foundation (BSV) in Thailand will co-host an ‘Active Ageing’ seminar in Bangkok in September 2017. “The event will be dedicated to his Late Majesty the King of Thailand, and its purpose is to further the understanding of ‘active ageing’ concepts,” says Wendy Morey, Executive Manager, Governance and Workforce Development, who … Continued

    Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Turning of the First Sod

    On 8 March, the official ‘turning of the first sod’ was held  on Hub Drive at the site of the future Resthaven Aberfoyle Park. The innovative design developed with Brown Falconer Architects, will accommodate 100 older people. Small ‘clusters’ of rooms will feature their own dining and lounge rooms, to build a sense of community. Other site features include … Continued

    International Award Nomination for Resthaven

    We are excited to announce that Resthaven, along with Baan Sudthavas Foundation (BSV), Thailand, have been named as finalists for the ‘Innovation of the Year—Service Implementation’ Award, at the 5th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2017. The nomination, which showcases the Pen Pal Program as a peace and friendship building program for older people from … Continued

    ‘Employer Excellence in Aged Care’ Award Finalist

    Resthaven is delighted to be a finalist in the 2016 South Australian Community Achievement Awards for ‘Employer Excellence in Aged Care’. Winners will be announced on Friday 25 November at a Gala Dinner at the Hilton Hotel. Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, says ‘No-one sets out in life with a goal of losing capacity or … Continued

    Community Mural and Building Expansion

    On 4 November 2016, a $400,000 building extension and mural project was launched at Resthaven Northern Community Services at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth. Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘Resthaven moved to Elizabeth in 2000 as we identified community need in this area. Originally temporarily using TAFE buildings, Resthaven built this complex and opened … Continued

    Community Services clients take on ‘Running Man’

    Resthaven Marion Community Services clients are once again challenging the stereotypes of ageing by creating their very own ‘running man challenge’ video for YouTube. ‘The youngest participant was five months old, and the oldest 92. Now that’s what I call intergenerational!’ says Manager, Deb McDonald. The ‘running man challenge’ is a worldwide sensation on YouTube, … Continued

    Sharing the Wisdom

    Established in 1935 as a Home Mission of the Methodist Church, Resthaven is an aged care community service of the Uniting Church in Australia. Every day, Resthaven shares the lives, aspirations, experience and wisdom of thousands of older people and their carers, supporting them to remain independent for as long as possible. Resthaven aims to enhance … Continued