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Digital Life Stories collaborates with Curtin University

Digital Life Stories collaborates with Curtin University

“I always knew I’d be a film star one day like Liz Taylor. And I was the star in that clip!” – Clare Fox Clare is one of our Castledare residents who took part in the Digital Life Stories project, which we’ve been working on with Curtin Occupational Therapy Students since 2013. The project aims to show the person behind the condition and to inspire future students ...

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Have a Go Day

Have a Go Day

Age is No barrier!. Come and celebrate Seniors Week 11 – 17 November with us on Have a Go Day 2018 on 14th November at Burswood Park. A LiveLighter Event, the expo is the peak event of Seniors Week. With over 100 stalls aimed at the over 50’s, there will be FREE activities, food events, clubs/groups, seniors and commercial agencies, live performances and prizes with special guest hosts Tod Johnston and John Burgess....

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Home Care

Home Care

Did you know we can create a personalised Home Care package that allows you to continue living in your own home?

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Dementia Support Group

Dementia Support Group

Did you know that Catholic Homes has a Dementia Support Group for families with loved ones living with dementia? Held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 17th October 6.30 - 8.00pm at the Castledare Community Centre, 108 Fern Rd, Wilson. The purpose of the group is to talk about the families' experiences with dementia and to share the journey, which for many is a challenging experience....

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Spring Issue of the Dove Magazine is out now!

Spring Issue of the Dove Magazine is out now!

The Spring issue of Dove magazine is literally hot off the press! In this issue we look at the power of good food, the importance of deep listening, ageing stress-freely, follow the Sweet Temptations trail through the Swan Valley and delve into the story behind the man who started Segal's Outdoor Furniture! Please get in touch if you'd like a copy!

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Seniors and Carers Expo

Seniors and Carers Expo

The Seniors and Carers Expo is on this Friday 5 October from 10.00-2.00pm with more than 145 stalls including various community groups, organisations, government departments and businesses. We’ll be at stall 50 and please drop in and say hi! #AgefriendlyRockingham http://rockingham.wa.gov.au/…/Octob…/Seniors-and-Carers-Expo

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Catholic Homes wins two 2018 OSCAR Hospitality Aged Care Hospitality Awards

Catholic Homes wins two 2018 OSCAR Hospitality Aged Care Hospitality Awards

We're absolutely thrilled to announce our success at the 2018 OSCAR Hospitality Aged Care Hospitality Awards. Castledare Village Chef Kris Gorayah has won Chef/Cook of the Year 2018 And, Castledare Village has won Facility Catering Service of the Year 2018 Chef Kris Gorayah introduced the cooking classes into Castledare Village because he believes that just because someone is in residential care, doesn't mean their love of cooking and food diminishes....

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Life's a celebration this September

Life's a celebration this September

We've been busy spreading the Joy, Love and Hospitality at Catholic Homes! Birthday wishes came true when Marist resident Kathleen Berg requested a lamington cake for her birthday. Fathers' Day at Marist was celebrated with a roast lunch, noodles and hazelnut mousse and strawberries. Marist resident Olive Richards was over the moon at meeting her favourite Eagles player Nic Naitanui during their training session at Lathlain Park....

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Circle of Men Book Launch

Circle of Men Book Launch

Held on 22nd August 2018 at Castledare Village, the much-anticipated Circle of Men Book Launch was a huge success! The book emerged from a facilitated meeting called Circle of Men, where the male residents of Catholic Homes regularly come together to engage in conversation and storytelling. The initiative promotes friendship and learning, helps reduce feelings of isolation and provides enjoyment....

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Castledare Village's Wall of Glamour

Castledare Village's Wall of Glamour

Visitors of Castledare are often intrigued by the Wall of Glamour in reception. Lifestyle Facilitator Helen Haynes co-ordinated the glamorous photo shoot and said, “The idea behind the photo shoot was to make residents feel special and to gift a special picture to the families.” A big thank you to photographers (Jack Haynes, Abbey Gilbert & Janine Coyle), make-up artists (Kym ...

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The benefits of Remaining Active While Ageing

The benefits of Remaining Active While Ageing

Remaining on the go and being socially active as you age is important for physical and mental wellbeing. Staying active doesn’t only improve your health, but it can also boost your mood and relieve stress.  Indulging in the things you love and being creative enhances the mind. Physical activity focusing on cardio, such as walking, is great for the heart, blood vessels and lungs....

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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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