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WA's Most Iconic ANZAC Day Services and Sites

WA's Most Iconic ANZAC Day Services and Sites

Wednesday 25 April 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. It’s also ANZAC Day and commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces on Gallipoli. ANZAC Day offers a chance to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Sunset services occur on 22nd, 23rd and 24th April at Kings Park and on the day itself, huge crowds start to gather at the State War Memorial on Fraser Avenue from 4....

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Update on St Vincent's transportable kitchen

Update on St Vincent's transportable kitchen

In keeping with the Easter tradition, the extension of new life and transition comes in all forms. Sometimes the signs are subtle and other times it’s as obvious as the installation of the new transportable kitchen at St Vincent’s. The transition began in February and although there were some minor hiccups, the residents have continued to receive a seamless catering service. Chef ...

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Easter is the most significant part of the Christian calendar. An ancient story of the life and death of a simple man who rises from the ashes to new life. This seemingly has little relevance on our complex and ever changing universe, but in this current world however, suffering and death are real and ever present for so many. Bernadette Brady, our Executive Manager Mission, shares some wise words, ...

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Spring Flowers in Kings Park

Spring Flowers in Kings Park

The beautiful spring flowers of Kings Park have been enjoyed by residents and staff from Archbishop Goody residence in East Perth. The residents loved the visit, with comments such as: “A lovely outing and would like to do it again,” “Thoroughly enjoyable and handled professionally,” “I had a great day and really enjoyed lunch.” The best comment was “Everything ...

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Recognition for Catholic Homes' Successful Care Model

Recognition for Catholic Homes' Successful Care Model

Catholic Homes and members of a research team at Curtin University have presented the findings of an innovative approach to care that has proved to have great benefits for both staff and residents, at the annual Australian Association of Gerontology Conference, held today at Crown Plaza, Perth. The Care with Purpose ethos is based on Montessori principles, together with Catholic Homes’ values ...

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Melbourne Cup Celebrations!

Melbourne Cup Celebrations!

Staff and residents donned their smartest outfits and ladies their hats and fascinators, for a celebratory Melbourne Cup lunch at Ocean Star residence in Bunbury.  The atmosphere was tense with excitement prior to the race with punters hoping to make a win on either their own individual bets or one of the sweeps held.  The occasion's always celebrated in style at each of the Catholic ...

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Knitting for Remembrance Day

Knitting for Remembrance Day

A knitting circle at Castledare Village in Wilson has been extremely productive and created a series of beautiful wreaths of red poppies for Remembrance Day. The 5000 Poppies Project started a few months ago and members have been so productive the residents have sent a large delivery of the wreaths to Canberra for their Remembrance Service. Lifestyle Facilitator, Kym Livermore, says it was a real team effort....

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Children Bring Joy to Residents

Children Bring Joy to Residents

The young and happy spirits of school children have been adding a little extra joy to Ocean Star residents in Bunbury. The pupils from Maidens Park Primary spent time chatting to residents and sharing stories over morning tea. “It’s a great thing for the residents to interact with younger children and it’s very important as it helps prevent them from feeling isolated from the wider community,” Lifestyle Facilitator Jacquie Brown says....

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Date Night initiative attracts National Catering Award

Date Night initiative attracts National Catering Award

Catholic Homes have been awarded the Catering Innovation of the Year Award for their ‘Date Nights’. The award was presented at the 2017 OSCAR Hospitality Aged Care Hospitality National Awards (ACHA) at the Pullman Hotel in Melbourne last Friday.  The Date Nights were held because staff recognised the need for residents and their loved ones (especially those with dementia), to ...

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Knitting for a good cause

Knitting for a good cause

The knitting group at Servite in Joondanna are an extremely productive and committed crew, who like to knit for worthwhile causes. The latest charity to benefit from their amazing work is Uniting Care West, which among many good works, provides support for children who are affected by domestic violence within the family. The circle of ladies have knitted blankets, hats and scarves for women’ ...

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Creative Tea Time in Guildford

Creative Tea Time in Guildford

People attending the Day Therapy Centre at St Vincent’s in Guildford have been working together to recycle and upcyle items so they can be used to benefit the centre and St Vincent’s residence itself.  Their latest project is the refurbishment of a beautiful tea trolley, which between them they sanded and repainted. They have now donated the trolley to the residence so it can ...

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Archbishop Goody Welcomes New Manager

Archbishop Goody Welcomes New Manager

Rachel Lowry, the new Facility Manager at Archbishop Goody in East Perth, says she is delighted to be part of such a caring staff team. Rachel is of Canadian descent and has worked as a clinical nurse in Canada, Ireland, Niger in West Africa and Australia. Her work here has also taken her to the Kimberley where she cared for older indigenous people. Rachel’s role has included helping sanctioned ...

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