• 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 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