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What is a Good Life?

Good health is the foundation of a good life.

At ACH Group we’re moving from being a traditional provider of aged care services to a promoter of Good Lives so it’s important for us to understand what makes a “Good Life”. We teamed with researchers from the University of South Australia as well as ACH Group customers, volunteers, staff  and the broader community to find out what older people value most – what contributes to them living a “Good Life”.

What makes a Good Life?

While we recognise that the essence of a Good Life can’t be defined, we worked with these groups and distilled their feedback into six elements that direct how we shape our offerings to make sure we’re supporting opportunities for people to live their lives the way they want to, where they want to live them.

Six Elements of a “Good Life”

Unique

No life has been lived before and it won’t be lived again. This uniqueness is honoured, including my life experiences, strengths, culture and spirituality.

Being in Control

I am in control of my life and I make my own decisions.

Optimistic

I have a sense of future and hope, of anticipation about tomorrow and of the things to do and goals to work towards.

Belonging

It involves me having a variety of relationships with other people and every day roles and rhythms, routines, experiences and emotions that are part of everyday life.

Contribution

To give, take and to enjoy the fullness of life with interests and passions like sport, art, music and faith.

Healthy

I am as healthy as I can be.

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Good Lives

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2 weeks ago
ACH Group

Exciting news that construction has commenced at Healthia – a health and education hub – to be built within the Playford Health Precinct in Adelaide’s north.
Over more than 15,000 square metres of land, Healthia will reimagine aged care in the future and include a 96-place residential care home comprising 8 small-scale homes, each with 12 private rooms. The University of South Australia will co-locate with a general practice and student-led allied health clinic open to the public.
Opening mid 2023 - watch the video below and experience Healthia!
To learn more visit achgroup.org.au/key-initiatives/healthia-achgroup/

City of Playford SA Health
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2 weeks ago
ACH Group

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK:
A low maintenance lifestyle that is your own awaits at Spence on Light.

Apartment 1302 takes in views across the city to Adelaide Hills. The brand-new city apartment offers a spacious bedroom, quality fixtures and fittings, light-filled open plan living and views across the sea from your balcony.

Enjoy the city lifestyle a short walk from your front door; shops, cafes, Central Market, Adelaide’s green parklands plus more!

To arrange your private viewing, please call Denise on 0428 540 999.

Learn more: achgroup.org.au/available-unit/adelaide-spence-on-light-apartment-1302/
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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK:
A low maintenance lifestyle that is your own awaits at Spence on Light. 

Apartment 1302 takes in views across the city to Adelaide Hills. The brand-new city apartment offers a spacious bedroom, quality fixtures and fittings, light-filled open plan living and views across the sea from your balcony. 

Enjoy the city lifestyle a short walk from your front door; shops, cafes, Central Market, Adelaide’s green parklands plus more! 

To arrange your private viewing, please call Denise on 0428 540 999. 

Learn more: https://achgroup.org.au/available-unit/adelaide-spence-on-light-apartment-1302/Image attachmentImage attachment
2 weeks ago
ACH Group

‘I’m finding it far more fun than I expected and realise that I’m more coordinated than I thought! My coordination is actually getting better each week playing the game,” Saran, a participant in Everybody’s Game (pictured left), said.

Everybody’s Game - a new free walking football (soccer) program – for people who have had a stroke and/or live with neurological conditions kicks off again on 15th January 2022 from 9am – 11am at Ellis Park, the home of the Adelaide Comets FC on West Terrace.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people, experience club life, and learn or improve soccer skills with coaching by Football South Australia coaches! No soccer experience is necessary.

Do you know someone who would like to get involved? Learn more here achgroup.org.au/key-initiatives/everybodys-game
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‘I’m finding it far more fun than I expected and realise that I’m more coordinated than I thought! My coordination is actually getting better each week playing the game,” Saran, a participant in Everybody’s Game (pictured left), said.

Everybody’s Game - a new free walking football (soccer) program – for people who have had a stroke and/or live with neurological conditions kicks off again on 15th January 2022 from 9am – 11am at Ellis Park, the home of the Adelaide Comets FC  on West Terrace.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people, experience club life, and learn or improve soccer skills with coaching by Football South Australia coaches! No soccer experience is necessary. 

Do you know someone who would like to get involved? Learn more here achgroup.org.au/key-initiatives/everybodys-game