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5 ways to stay healthy in winter

When the days are shorter and the temperature drops, it can be tempting to stay indoors, be less active and eat calorie-dense comfort foods. This can result in a weakened immunity system and higher risks in developing illness such as the flu. Illness c …
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4 benefits of art that may surprise you

Relieving stress, training your brain and providing opportunities to connect and socialise with others are some of the many benefits of art that you may not know. There are many studies shown that creating art can benefit your mental health and improve …
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Coronavirus: 7 tips to stay healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of Coronavirus has impacted our lives in so many ways. With regular changes happening, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. Following government advice, we have all encouraged to stay at home to flatten the cur …
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Jack from ACH health studio

Meet Jack!

  Exercise Physiologist Jack Carter answers a few questions about his role at ACH Group. Q: What is an Exercise Physiologist (EP)? A: Exercise Physiologists have a broad knowledge of health conditions and how those affect the body during times of …
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A shed for men who love bikes

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 …
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We’re here to help, not take over

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 …
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Music: the best medicine?

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 …
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Catherina celebrates 104 – at the gym!

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 …
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John Cahill says it pays to keep fit

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 …
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Singing for health and happiness

Madeline and Gillian joined a choir for medical reasons but they agree that singing has given them much more than good health. They are members of ACH Group’s Sing for Joy choirs and performed some of their favourite music at the Everybody Sing! Concer …
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Together in love and good health

They have shared a home, dreams, children and grandchildren, and now Henry and Joyce James share a passion for exercise. Henry, 81, and Joyce, 80, have been married for 57 years and are regulars at ACH Group’s Life Exercises program. Henry says he drov …
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