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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.

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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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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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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Fresh leaves coriander (also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley) plant in the pot with water drops used in vertical garden

Vertical garden tips from Sophie Thomson

Going up! Vertical gardens can save on space, add shade and screen unwanted areas. Sophie Thomson – ACH Group’s contributor shares some helpful tips on going up and over. Vertical vegiesIf you only have limited space, why not grow something productive? A passionfruit is evergreen but can get rampant, so
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mid career transition with ACH Group

Aged care provides rewarding mid-career change

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen many South Australians forced to make a mid-career change, however for some it has become an opportunity to find a new, enriching career path. This was certainly the case for former Travel/Tourism Business Development Manager Nichole Reilly, who was made redundant after almost 10 years
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volunteering and why you should join

Volunteering: How to get started

Most people agree that volunteering is a worthwhile thing to do and that giving freely of our time to support others commendable. A lot of people think about becoming a volunteer but question whether volunteering is something they can do. What can I offer? Do I have the time? Do
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composting and how you can get started

A beginner’s guide to composting

Why composting? When we send compostable material such as kitchen scraps to landfills, it produces methane as it breaks down. One study showed the decay of a family’s food and garden waste that is not composted aerobically generates almost one tonne of greenhouse gas each year.Adding organic matter to our
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Ernest story 3d printing

Ernest’ multi-dimensional talents and his passion for 3D printing

Most people would expect to see 3D printing in full action when they go to Tonsley Innovation Centre; a place that has been the home of many engineering companies investing in this technology. Ernest has now made ACH Group Elkanah Retirement Village, located in Woodcroft – and his home, a
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