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Catholic Homes' Residents Get Out and About

Catholic Homes' Residents Get Out and About

As strong advocates of healthy ageing through activity, we offer all kinds of programs, workshops and outings to our residents, Independent Living Villa residents and Day Therapy Centre clients, including Trinity Village's ILVs who enjoyed a trip to Gingin during wildflower season (pictured above). Many of our sites hosted Melbourne Cup lunches and from the last newsletter you might remember our Gardening Project at Marist Lodge....

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Home Care: Paving the Way for Independent Living

Home Care: Paving the Way for Independent Living

Living independently in our own homes for as long as possible is at the heart of our Home Care. Treating every single person we care for with dignity aligns with our Core Values of Love, Joy and Hospitality. In most cases, the option of living in our own homes is preferred and promotes well-being and independence. The Australian Government has recognised the needs of older Australians and subsidises packages through the Home Care Packages Program....

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Catholic Homes in Medicinal Cannabis Trials for Dementia Support

Catholic Homes in Medicinal Cannabis Trials for Dementia Support

Researchers at Notre Dame University have selected Catholic Homes to be part of the ground-breaking study into cannabis trials for dementia support, which will be undertaken by the university’s Institute for Health Research in partnership with Israel-based company MGC Pharmaceuticals. The cannabis trials will involve 50 participants to assist those living with dementia in residential care....

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Dadirri: The Power of Deep Listening

Dadirri: The Power of Deep Listening

The universal language of storytelling knows no barriers. After all, who doesn't love a good yarn? Many will agree the power of the story only comes through listening. Even so, there's a difference between hearing and listening, and an even further distinction between deep listening. Dadirri is another term for deep listening and while the Aboriginal people didn't invent the concept, they've been ...

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Dove Newsletter Issue 2

Dove Newsletter Issue 2

We hope you enjoy the latest issue of Dove Newsletter.

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Have A Go Day

Have A Go Day

We hope you can join us on Wednesday 13th November 2019 for Have A Go Day at Burswood Park 9.00am to 3.00pm. Our friendly staff will be on stall # 94 ready to answer your questions on our many services including Home Care, Residential Care, Retirement Living and so much more.  Have A Go Day is a LiveLighter Event and has over 100 stalls featuring activities, clubs/groups, aged care providers, ...

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Montessori Expert Anne Kelly presents at our next Dementia Support Group

Montessori Expert Anne Kelly presents at our next Dementia Support Group

Announcement: We regret to inform you that the Dementia Support Group session on Wednesday 16th October has been cancelled. . Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused and please stay tuned for details on our next session..   We’re pleased to invite you to our next Dementia Support Group session on Wednesday 16th October from 6.30-8.00pm at Castledare Village....

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Catholic Homes wins first WA grant for PainChek®

Catholic Homes wins first WA grant for PainChek®

Catholic Homes is the first Western Australian provider to win a grant for PainChek®, the world's first smart phone pain assessement tool.  Using facial recognition technology on a smart phone, the PainChek® app is able to automatically detect if someone is in pain by holding the phone up to their face and asking a series of questions. Pain is extremely common in aged care but often goes undetected and untreated as it’s difficult to assess....

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Montessori Gardening Project Springs New Life

Montessori Gardening Project Springs New Life

Involving our residents in activities such as gardening is important to their wellbeing. Our Montessori principles of enabling anyone to achieve their best by focusing on their strengths has time and time again helped bring residents out of their shells to engage in activities that give them meaning and bring them joy. We called in the experts from Bunnings Belmont to help with the Marist Gardening ...

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Calling all volunteers: Volunteers in Place Service

Calling all volunteers: Volunteers in Place Service

If you've ever thought of volunteering for a good cause, we have some spots free for our Volunteering in Place Service. Similar to a 'buddy system' the scheme brings together volunteers and our clients who are looking for new friendships. Joining the Volunteers in Place Service as a community volunteer can be a rewarding experience and by befriending an older person, volunteers also have a chance to make a positive difference to their own lives as well....

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Back In My Day: Fred Rice A Model Inventor

Back In My Day: Fred Rice A Model Inventor

Back in the day you might remember running around the sprinkler on the lawn as kids on languid summers days. In fact, as you're reading this you can probably even recall the clicking sound as the sprinkler rotated. You can thank Servite resident Fred Rice for this marvellous invention, officially named the Champion Travelling Sprinkler. Please read on for more of Fred's story as published in the Winter edition of Dove Magazine....

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Ocean Star Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Ocean Star Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Ocean Star’s Red Carpet Quiz Night was a night to remember. Held on Friday 23rd August 2019, residents, including our Independent Living Villa residents, families and staff all got into the swing of the theme. A team was put together and thank you to our staff who worked tirelessly including sending out the initial invitations, our resident hairdresser, decorating the dining room in ...

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