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Research

Research is a big part of what we do at ACH Group. Here you will find out our latest insights into creating good lives for older people.

Teeing off on younger onset dementia

Research

A new golf group at West Beach is part of an innovative project that aims to transform the way services for people with younger onset dementia are delivered in South Australia. The weekly golf group kicked off in November with help from an ACH Group Fo …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

Music: the best medicine?

Research

Just about everyone enjoys music, from those who devote their lives to learning theory and mastering performance to the rest of us who can’t help but tap our feet to an infectious rhythm. In his 1973 track ‘Trenchtown Rock’, Bob Marley sings: “One good …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

Walking the talk on healthy ageing

Research

Restoration, not hospitalisation, is the future of healthy active ageing and wellness, says Flinders University’s new Chair of Restorative Care, Professor Susan Gordon. Speaking at the joint Ach Group and Flinders University Seminar Series launch on Re …... READ MORE

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Social

Creating socially inclusive and fulfilling lives for older people.

Have you seen our flash mob?

Social

The atmosphere was electric when ACH Group’s Sing for Joy Choir took over the terminal at the Adelaide Airport for a ‘Flash Mob’ event to shine a light on the wisdom that older people possess and break down stereotypes around ageing. Renowned South Aus …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

A shed for men who love bikes

Social

A new men’s shed at ACH Group’s Perry Park residential living facility is breaking the mould of the traditional carpentry workshop by offering something for the mechanically-minded. The Perry Park Bike Shed brings together residents who share a love of …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

We’re here to help, not take over

Social

Flagstaff Hill retirees Terry and Helen Harmer know how important it is to enjoy a garden of your own. The passionate green thumbs set aside a day a fortnight to help maintain the gardens of older South Australians as part of the ACH Group Home Assist …... READ MORE

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Your Health

Tips and ideas for maintaining good health as you get older.

Spiced lamb cutlets recipe

Your Health

Are you planning to enjoy lamb this Australia Day? Eaten as part of a balanced diet, lamb has many health benefits. According to the Meat and Livestock Association, lamb is rich in protein, minerals and B-group vitamins including thiamine, niacin and r …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

Catherina celebrates 104 – at the gym!

Your Health

Catherina van der Linden celebrated her 104th birthday in one of the places she feels most comfortable – the gym. Catherina signed up to the ACH Group Life Exercises program at Glenelg in June last year and never misses a session. She heard about the w …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

John Cahill says it pays to keep fit

Your Health

Port Adelaide football legend John Cahill spoke about the benefits of keeping fit as we age at the opening of a new gymnasium at Yankalilla. The inaugural Port coach, who runs a gym in Adelaide, joined Magarey Medallist and local identity Greg Whittles …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group
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Your Voice

We hear people share their experiences and opinions on ageing and how to maintain a good life.

First Time

Your Voice

Author: Sofie Gregory I stand in the spotlight looking out through a haze Foggy day.  Dust specked aura of bright light night Who do you address when you cannot see the audience? I’d never thought about it; never expected to be here myself. A platform …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

New

Your Voice

Author: Sophie van den Boomen When was the last time when you did something for the first time in your life? I have been asked that question many times and most of the time I could not think of anything. Sometimes I came up with a brilliant idea which …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group

Unprovoked

Your Voice

Author: Ila McKay It happened quite unexpectedly and it was unprovoked. So why? What had I done to deserve such treatment? The day had progressed nicely until now. And it happened at a most inconvenient time. I was getting ready to attend a concert bei …... READ MORE

Author: ACH Group
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