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Andrew profile community cleaner

The rising role of community cleaners

“It’s more than just cleaning. There’s a great social aspect to the job and I am also helping to create continuation of care for the customer and supporting them to achieve their goal of living in their own home,” Andrew Domaracki said. After almost 20 years working in IT, then […]

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John tees off living well with dementia

John tees off

 John has been social his entire life and this often involved playing a round of golf with clients and business associates when he worked in the travel industry. “When I worked in travel being social was important and I have always enjoyed a day of golfing with clients and friends,” […]

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Ian Gladstone living with dementia

Living well with dementia with Ian Gladstone

Fifteen years ago, Ian Gladstone was diagnosed with early-onset semantic dementia, a type of Frontotemporal dementia which amongst other symptoms affects people’s word finding and communication skills. Following his diagnosis, Ian has become an advocate for living well with dementia, sharing his knowledge with communities across Australia. Ian’s esteemed resume […]

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Chatter box Maureen story at Colton Court

Signed, sealed and delivered by Maureen

The much-forgotten art of letter writing has been adopted between the Montessori Children’s Centre in McLaren Vale and residents at Colton Court residential care home to create and maintain their connections. For many years children from Montessori and residents have regularly come together however, when face-to-face catchups aren’t possible because […]

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Graeme Goodings in the 90s as TV presenter

The reinvention of Adelaide’s TV giant

Since Graeme Goodings was a young boy, he had his sights set on a career in radio. After various stints at newspapers, radio and TV stations across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Graeme became a staple in Adelaide homes each weekday night while reading Channel 7’s nightly news with Jane […]

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Spring activities for retirement living home

3 spring activities for retirement living home

After a long, cold winter, we are all eager to welcome spring and with that comes the warmer weather, fresh air and sunshine. There are many activities that you can do to embrace this beautiful weather and to bring some freshness to your home whether you’re living at home or […]

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Spring hay fever tips for older people

Spring hay fever tips

Spring is just around the corner and with that comes hay fever or pollen allergies. During Spring, trees and grasses release pollen into the air which can trigger hay fever. So what exactly is hay fever and how do you manage the symptoms? What is hay fever? Did you know […]

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women doing meditation during Coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus: 5 lockdown activities

The Coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns have changed our lives in many different ways. With the latest level 5 restriction in South Australia coming in place, many of us may find it difficult to stay active, healthy and connected. The good news is we can choose to focus on the […]

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Nathan maintenance staff at Kapara

Nathan digs his new role

Nathan Balkwill has always loved the outdoors and feels right at home as a Grounds and Maintenance team member with ACH Group. The 27-year-old lives with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects his movement and muscle coordination. But he hasn’t let that stop him taking on a range of tasks, […]

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Art keeps Stephen's brain muscles active

Art keeps Stephen’s brain muscles active

When you see Stephen’s artwork for the first time, you would think he had been an accomplished artist his entire life. Reality is, he joined ACH Group’ Art Hub at Aberfoyle Park only in August. Stephen Hill was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease a few years ago and after seeing an […]

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