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Social Connection

Meaningful connections and social engagement have direct impact on our wellbeing and longevity. Learn what opportunities are available to learn something new, meet like-minded people, or rediscover an interest.


3 social steps to beat loneliness

More and more older people – up to one third – are now living with loneliness. And, according to Australian Loneliness Report, people with higher levels of loneliness report more health issues including colds and infections, headaches, sleeping difficulties and stomach complaints. Others suggest that loneliness can have the same

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! Concert at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Madeline

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 motorbikes. The group, aged in their 60s to 90s, is

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 Australian surrealist artist Andrew Baines worked closely