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It's been a fun filled fortnight

It's been a fun filled fortnight

Trinity Village. Not that Catholic Homes ever needs an excuse for a party, but Trinity Village’s resident Charlotte Oswald recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Happy birthday Charlotte and we wish you many more wonderful birthdays to come! Marist Lodge. It was game, set and match as Marist Lodge served up a Wimbledon brunch for residents on 10 July 2018. Chef Parween ...

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St Vincent's Ground Breaking Ceremony

St Vincent's Ground Breaking Ceremony

Over 40 members of the community and Catholic Homes attended a milestone event on Wednesday 27th June 2018. A Ground Breaking Ceremony perched on the Swan River’s edge was a fitting spot to mark the commencement of work for the redevelopment of St Vincent’s. Executive Manager of Mission, Bernadette Brady, opened the proceedings with a story she’d heard from an Aboriginal elder woman....

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Where there's smoke...sometimes there's no fire

Where there's smoke...sometimes there's no fire

Did you know that each year the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) respond to approximately 10,000 false fire alarm activations; that’s around 27 a day! These false fire alarm activations came through Direct Brigade Alarms (DBAs) as well as privately monitored alarms. While it’s good news the alarms didn’t result in fires, false alarms disrupt the community, cause complacency and business downtime....

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Targa Bunbury Sprint visits Ocean Star

Targa Bunbury Sprint visits Ocean Star

Don’t you just love the wind in your hair? On Saturday 23rd June, approximately 30 Targa racing cars and drivers descended on Ocean Star. Many of residents and staff were lucky enough to go for a ride in the cars, firmly planting grins on many faces. One resident commented, “I felt 20-years-old again.” The cars were down in Bunbury for the Targa Bunbury Sprint 23rd-24th June ...

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Somebody I Used to Know

Somebody I Used to Know

Over 50 million people worldwide are affected by dementia, with over 700,000 Australians living with the condition or involved in their care. Based in the UK, Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 58 in 2014. Once a busy and capable woman, Wendy’s world crumbled as suddenly as the pavement did beneath her sneakers while out jogging one day. Her memoir Somebody ...

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Dadirri: The Power of Deep Listening

Dadirri: The Power of Deep Listening

Many will agree the power of the story only comes through listening, even so there’s a difference between listening and deep listening. Dadirri is another term for deep listening and an essential skill in palliative and pastoral carers. On Thursday 5th April 2018, our CEO John Fitzgerald and the Catholic Homes’ Pastoral Care Team met with the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry team, which ...

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Andre Rieu ticks off Comfort Care resident's bucket list item

Andre Rieu ticks off Comfort Care resident's bucket list item

After the thrill of having Wildcats Captain Damien Martin visit last month, our Comfort Care House resident Wil Greathead expressed her obsession with Andre Rieu. As part of our Bucket List Project, Catholic Homes Lifestyle Facilitator Helen Haynes thought there was no harm in getting in contact with Andre’s publicist since Wil, also from the Netherlands, is such a devoted fan and has avidly kept every clipping about him for her scrapbook....

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What's happening at Servite Village?

What's happening at Servite Village?

WA Day. What does WA Day mean to you? WA Day traditionally celebrates our Aboriginal history, early European settlers and those who have made Western Australia their home. Our Servite Village residents certainly have made Catholic Homes their home and reflected on what it means to be Western Australia. Happy Hour became even more joyful as we reminisced over fond memories and a singalong....

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A Marvelous May

A Marvelous May

Catholic Homes has finished off May as busy as it started with celebrations, sports, cooking and much gratitude for our volunteers. Volunteer Day, 25th May Catholic Homes is proud of their volunteers and showed their gratitude across the facilities with several events including an afternoon tea to celebrate the day at Servite Village. Chef Ricky did an excellent job of the food as always....

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Rules for Ageing Well

Rules for Ageing Well

The oldest verified person on earth died at the age of 122 years in 1997. She was French and her name was Jeanne Calment. Having the same name (different spelling) isn’t the only thing Catholic Home’s oldest resident has in common with this remarkable achievement. St Vincent’s resident Jean Ferguson turned 108 this April.   There’s a whole host of theories and facts ...

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This May at Servite Village

This May at Servite Village

Loads of fun activities have been happening at Servite Village this month and we’re only halfway through May. Our residents enjoyed a ferry trip from the Mends Street Jetty in South Perth to Elizabeth Quay. Afternoon tea was extra tasty with the city skyline and river views as a striking backdrop. A Mother’s Day High Tea was served in our courtyard with a delicious spread prepared by our Chef Ricky Bajaj....

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Castledare Village Montessori Quality Assured

Castledare Village Montessori Quality Assured

Castledare Village is Catholic Homes’ second facility to proudly receive a Montessori Quality Assured Certificate. The philosophy focuses on independent living where residents choose how to fill their spare time, whether those activities are relaxing, enjoying an active social calendar or helping with chores. While Bunbury’s Ocean Star is also accredited, our model for care, ‘Care ...

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