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Healthy Ageing

At ACH Group, we believe your best self, starts with your best health. Good health is one of the foundations of living a good life as you age. Research around the world has shown that people who are active and socially connected are happier and have a better sense of wellbeing and overall health, regardless of age or health status.

That’s why we focus on healthy ageing to assist you to remain physically, mentally and socially active and live a full and active life.

Diet for heart health

Diet to improve heart health

Poor diet is a leading risk factor for heart disease in Australia. Having a poor diet can increase your chance of developing high blood pressure and cholesterol, being overweight and diabetes. In turn, these conditions increase your risk of heart disease. Keep reading to learn about eating to maintain your
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Strength training weighs up

Strength training isn’t just for bodybuilders. Incorporating this type of training into your exercise program provides many benefits to support healthy ageing. Strength training, also known as weight or resistance training, involves exercises using your own bodyweight or equipment, like dumbbells, resistance bands, and weight machines, to build muscle mass,
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tips to keep your brain healthy and reduce the risk of dementia

5 tips for brain health

As we age, our brain changes and mental function changes along with it as we get older. Although it is one of the most common consequence of ageing, there are ways you can help to maintain your brain health and keep it healthy. There is growing evidence that people can
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Learning

Finding the right support to live well as you age, or recover from a health incident can be challenging to navigate and at times, overwhelming.

Here, you will find educational articles and resources about retirement living, home care packages, residential care homes, living well with dementia and social experiences.

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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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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Lifestyle

Life is nothing but a beautiful journey of discovery, self-care and fulfilment. Grow older, age well and embrace the journey as you go. Discover customers’ stories and community activities to see how people are embracing life.

Customer and nurse in a conversation

International Nurses Day – celebrating the nurses at ACH Group

Each year on May 12 – the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth – International Nurses Day is celebrated. Across ACH Group, more than 300 nurses support older people to age well. On International Nurses Day in 2022, we’re delighted to introduce you to two ACH Group staff members. Firstly, Phoebe
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Growing brilliant bulbs in pots

Growing bulbs in pots is easy, fun and rewarding. Pots of bulbs are perfect for small gardens, garden spaces that are already full, or to dress up your doorways and entrances. The key to success is to choose suitable varieties, which are sturdy and not too tall, and plant them
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Veri Peri colour of the year

Let’s take a look at the two colour trends

With each new year comes new colour and style trends. For 2022, the world’s stylists have predicted two palettes that are contrasting, yet similarly inspired by our changed outlook resulting from the pandemic. Let’s take a look at the two key colour trends for 2022.
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