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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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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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Wildcats Captain Damian Martin visits Casteldare Village

Wildcats Captain Damian Martin visits Casteldare Village

  Excitement was in the air at Castledare Village when Wildcats Captain Damian Martin popped in to visit devoted fan and Comfort Care resident Gavin Heydon. Gavin has been a Wildcats member since 1982 and was thrilled to see Damian's Commonwealth Gold Medal won by the Australian Team in 2018. Castledare Lifestyle Co-ordinator Helen Hayes was equally thrilled, "There were lots of laughs and I feel privileged to have shared this special moment....

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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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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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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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