Mercy Health Bakes Up a Storm for RSPCA Cupcake Day
Residents at Mercy Place Edgewater will be fighting cruelty with cupcakes during August, as they take part in the sweetest fundraiser of the year - Cupcake Day for RSPCA.
New Name Builds On Strong Tradition of Care & Respect
One of Australia’s largest and most experienced not-for-profit aged care, health and independent living providers unveiled their new name earlier this week..
Music Therapy Unlocks Memory Through Song
They say music is good for the soul, but it is also proving good for the brain. Already well documented by various studies, music has been proven to assist with memory, cognition and wellbeing of elderly residents.
Adventist Senior Living Volunteer Marilyn Nutt Honoured as State Finalist
“It just plain makes me happy”, says Fishing Point resident Marilyn Nutt, of her volunteer work with dementia patients.
A Perfect Day for PKC
Southern Cross Care’s Philip Kennedy Centre was bursting with energy at the launch of its revamped Health and Wellness Services on Thursday July 27. Around 50 people attended an official opening that has ushered in new services and refreshed environment, including the new HUR fitness equipment which travelled over 14,000 kilometres from Finland.
Resthaven Marion Community Services ‘Pamper Day’
Resthaven Marion Community Services clients recently enjoyed a day of pampering at the site at 43 Finniss Street, Marion.Coordinator, Bronwyn Shepherdson, said, "As clients arrived at the site, they were welcomed into a room that provided a relaxing and calm environment."
Prime Super: Over $12 Billion in Lost Super – Could Some be Yours?
Not taking an active interest in your super is one thing. Completely losing track of it is another. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) reported that there were more than one million lost and ATO-held super accounts out there with a combined value of just over $12.7 billion – some of it might be yours.
Senior MasterChef Challenge 2017 – Vasey Brighton East Takes Home the Trophy
The team from Vasey RSL Care - Vasey Brighton East took home the trophy in the 2017 Senior MasterChef Challenge. Christmas in July was this year’s theme, and room at Frankston RSL was decorated with reindeer and festive table settings, with teams adding to the colour with their beautiful Christmas costumes.
60 Years Apart
Bill and Lily met in 1937 when they were both seventeen at Albert Park in Brisbane.. Bill was representing Queensland in cycling and Lilly was captain of the Queensland Netball Team. Bill was smitten at first sight. They started dating before the war years and continued to keep in touch by correspondence during the war. Bill fought in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and was expecting to return from war and marry his true love. He spent four years away during the war.
Centenarian Leads Knitting Circle for Residents at MercyCare Wembley
For Angela Di Mori age is no barrier, especially when it comes to handicrafts. At 100 years old, Mrs Di Mori is leading a knitting circle at MercyCare’s Residential Aged Care home in Wembley, teaching staff and fellow residents the craft she has perfected since she was a child. The centenarian, who was taught to knit and crochet by her aunty in Italy, joined the knitting circle after moving to MercyCare Wembley in December last year.
Residential Aged Care Home Finds the Paw-fect Fit
Benetas - Broughton Hall recently had a new resident move in, and he is proving to be the “paw-fect” fit. Meet Mr Wendall, he is a five-year-old Havanese who was recently adopted by Benetas - Broughton Hall aged care home from Lort Smith, an animal adoption centre.
Allied Health Program Essential to Wellbeing of TriCare Residents
It’s a far cry from providing physiotherapy to miners in northern Queensland; however resident physiotherapist, Victor Lenskyj rates his job with TriCare Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence allied health program as one of the most rewarding of his career.
Bookworms Love Mobile Library at Christadelphian Aged Care
Trips to the local library are always enjoyable for those who love getting their teeth into a new book. But for those residents at Chamberlain Gardens in Wyoming who find it difficult to make the trip as they grow older there is a service that brings the books to them.
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