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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. 

Bethanie Beachside Open Day

on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Bethanie Beachside Aged Care Home is inviting family members, carers and potential clients to join them for an Open Day and Morning Tea on Thursday 17th January from 10am – 12pm.

Rev-head Residents Visit Gosford Classic Cars Showcase

on Monday, January 14, 2019

Arcare Kanwal rev-heads recently enjoyed a highly anticipated trip to the Gosford Classic Cars Showcase.

Help to Stay at Home for Longer

on Monday, January 14, 2019

Warrnambool resident Gloria Smith hadn’t heard of a Home Care Package (HCP) before she secured one.  Like so many older Australians, Gloria feared declining health meant an inevitable move into aged care. Luckily, the local council referred Gloria and her partner of 29 years, Wallace McDonald, to non-profit organisation Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH), which has supported them both with a home care package for more than a year.

Students Show That Volunteering at Regis Hornsby is For Young and Old

on Friday, January 11, 2019

Stephanie, Eleana and Fiona attend a local girls’ high school in Hornsby NSW and chose to do the community service component of their Duke of Edinburgh award at Regis Hornsby.

Do I need Aged Care or Can I Still Manage at Home?

on Thursday, January 10, 2019

As you or your loved ones get older, living a safe and comfortable life at home can seem increasingly difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. People’s concerns about aged care often revolve around balancing independence with safety and health, and providers have addressed these issues with their service offerings.

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