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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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Cuddles with Wildlife

Cuddles with Wildlife

Residents at Ocean Star in Bunbury have been treated to a visit from some beautiful rescue animals from Bunbury Wildlife Park. The gorgeous furry friends are all rescue animals and residents get to hold, cuddle and stroke them. Pictured here is resident Ludwinda Wychha with a baby kangaroo, who seemed perfectly at home on her lap. Lifestyle Facilitator Jacquie Brown says stroking an animal can be extremely therapeutic for older people....

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Perth Royal Show at Marist

Perth Royal Show at Marist

There is excitement in the air at Trinity in Duncraig with residents having created an exhibition stand that features arts and crafts that remind residents of their times at the event as youngsters. Each has really enjoyed pooling their resources and talents to create the stand, which is a true reflection of their memories of the show’s highlights in years past. Ethel Smith recalls the ...

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For the love of books

For the love of books

Reading is a passion for many of the residents at Servite in Joondanna, with both reading group meetings and regular visits from Stirling Library, which delivers books every other week. Delma Worthington spends much of her spare time reading and says she finds it both educational and relaxing, especially as she focusses on factual books, historical novels and autobiographies. “I like reading ...

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The magic of Tim Tams

The magic of Tim Tams

There’s a lot to be said for a decent cup of coffee and a chocolate biscuit’s mood lifting powers, which is probably why the Mocha and Tim Tam mornings, introduced recently at Ocean Star in Bunbury, are such a great success. They’re the brainchild of domestic worker Robyn Gibbons, who came up with the idea to encourage residents with reservations about socialising in the community ...

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Araluen in Spring

Araluen in Spring

Residents from Castledare have enjoyed a wonderful visit to Araluen Botanic Park to enjoy the beautiful gardens, which are  particularly stunning in spring as the flowers are in full bloom. The park has the perfect micro-climate for cultivating exotic and cool climate plants, with high rainfall and cool temperatures.    Villa resident Mary Hickling was among those who joined in ...

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Living Longer and Living Well

Living Longer and Living Well

In this article Philip Carrier, our Pastoral Care Manager, shares an incredible recent discovery in biology and its consequent connection to our lifestyle.  Telomeres and telomerase In 2009, Australian Elizabeth Blackburn won the Nobel Prize for her discovery of telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes. Every time a cell divides, these protective caps wear down, so over time the telomeres shorten....

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A Warm Welcome at Trinity Village

A Warm Welcome at Trinity Village

Moving into a retirement village can be a daunting prospect for many, which is why 88 year old Judith Goyder holds a morning tea for each new resident at Trinity Village in Duncraig. Not only does she do that, but she also takes their photograph and places it neatly into a book she has been collating ever since she moved there herself in 2008, along with their name, so they can be easily identified and remembered....

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Fighting Fit!

Fighting Fit!

A team of energetic residents from Trinity Village in Duncraig have taken part in the WA Live Lighter Aged Care Games held at Bouncers Sport in Joondalup. The team, which named themselves the Trinity Tigers, competed against other teams from RAAFA, Beachside Yanchep Bethanie, Kingsley Meath, Woodlake Aegis, Italian, Mercy Health and Barridale Elderbloom.  Despite being the oldest by far ...

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Knitting Guru

Knitting Guru

98 year old Pearl Williams has always led a very busy life and in between numerous activities fills, her time by knitting beautiful dolls for friends, family and fundraisers. Pearl, who lives at Archbishop Goody Hostel in East Perth, used to knit many of the clothes for her four children and so when she found she had much more spare time on her hands, decided to put the skill to good use. She ...

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