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Arcare Craigieburn Residents Embrace Spanish Language Classes

on Monday, January 21, 2019

A group of residents from Arcare Craigieburn have been learning Spanish together over the past six months. The Spanish-speaking residents in the community, who are from Spain, Argentina and Chile, have been working with Spanish teacher Danielle as assistant language teachers.

Calling Out the Stigma of Working in Aged Care

on Monday, January 21, 2019

With the number of people requiring some form of aged care set to double in Australia by the year 2050, we know the demand for aged care workers is growing rapidly.  However growth in the workforce is not keeping up with demand. 

Aged Care Royal Commission a Crucial Step Forward

on Friday, January 18, 2019

The Royal Commission is a crucial step forward in determining the full extent of problems in aged care and understanding the challenges and opportunities in delivering quality, sustainable aged care services now and into the future.

$15 Million Extra to Support Senior Australians to Live at Home

on Friday, January 18, 2019

The Australian Government is helping senior Australians stay in their own homes for longer, with an additional $15 million to support independent living.

Five Things to Consider When Looking For a Retirement Village

on Friday, January 18, 2019

Downsizing in your golden years isn’t just about ditching high maintenance housework. It’s also about finding a home and a community that fits your carefree new lifestyle. Naturally, there’ll be a bunch of boxes that need ticking to justify your decision to downsize. Of course, like purchasing any property, you’ll need to get your head around the financials. But what else should you look for in a retirement village?

Looking on the bright side of life: How to better plan for aged care

on Thursday, January 17, 2019

By guest author Sandra Hills OAM, CEO Benetas

Life is brimming with many major events, occasions and milestones planned for well ahead of time.  It’s interesting however, how we avoid planning for life’s biggest and most inevitable event; ageing.

Braemar Staff Chop and Dice with Seniors

on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Variety is the spice of life, so they say, and culinary delights are certainly something that seniors at Braemar Presbyterian Care are experiencing thanks to the launch of a regular cooking club at Braemar House.

Balmoral Beach Day for Arcare Glenhaven Residents

on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Soft sand and sea breeze brought back memories for Arcare Glenhaven residents who made a special trip to Balmoral Beach. No matter your age, nothing beats fish and chips by the beach on a sunny day in Sydney.

Challenges Facing Elderly Greeks

on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The elderly in the Greek community of Melbourne and wider Victoria face an increasing number of challenges when faced with the reality of their growing needs as they age. Despite the attempts of consecutive governments and industry peak bodies to address these needs through the development and adaptation of aged care policy, older adults from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds face unique challenges and are accordingly identified as belonging to groups in our society with special needs.

Tic tac toe with a tango twist, virtual fishing with ocean sounds and a classic maze game - all part of new app for A Better Visit

on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The release of A Better Visit, a new, free, iPad app by Dementia Australia will assist families and loved ones in connecting and communicating when visiting a family member living with dementia. The app is designed to be interactive, stimulating and fun. 

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