• Volunteers feel the beat

    Volunteers feel the beat

    At Resthaven Murray Bridge, volunteers share their musical talents and passions to make a real difference to residents through music.

    Two such people are volunteers Peter Geue and Rose Symonds, who make up the ‘Harmony Duo’.

    Each fortnight Peter and Rose ensure the halls are alive with the sound of music.

    ‘Residents love it when the Harmony Duo is on-site, and you can see they feel the ‘beat’ together at Resthaven Murray Bridge,’ says Lifestyle Coordinator, Soraya Fitzgerald.

    ‘Way back, Peter was inspired by the Beatles to pick up the guitar and has not stopped’.

    Rose is the pianist and is well known in the local community and bringing people together with music, as well as her cooking.

    In the words of a classic Beatles song, Peter and Rose, we ‘do appreciate you being around’.

    ‘Staff will often get up and dance, prompting residents to join in!’

    ‘The Harmony Duo are rewarded by the enjoyment of the residents and are a perfect reminder of why volunteers do what they do!’

    ‘We encourage people to volunteer and share their talents and passions’.

    For more information about Volunteering, phone (08) 8373 9036, email volunteer@resthaven.asn.au or go to www.resthaven.asn.au/volunteer.

    Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.

    Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.

    Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.

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