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Downsizing: 5 simple tips to get started

Have you ever looked around the house and felt a bit overwhelmed by the clutter surrounding you? Do you dream of living a minimalistic lifestyle? Is excessive clutter around the house causing you stress and affecting how you live life? Downsizing isn’t …
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Author: ACH Group
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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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Have you seen our flash mob?

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 …
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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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Sun-Life visit spreads smiles

Perry Park resident Rae Perin was delighted to learn how to write her name in ‘kanji’, one of three Japanese alphabets, when the Sun-Life exchange group visited the Port Noarlunga home in September. The group of 14 professionals from the aged care sect …
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Teeing off on younger onset dementia

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 …
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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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Dementia: you are not alone

September is Dementia Awareness Month and Lenore says the theme – ‘you are not alone’
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