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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.

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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June Goodhand shows her trophies won in lawn bowls.

The lawn bowl trailblazer

When reading the life stories of top sportspeople, they have often overcome great adversity to make it to the top of their sport. For June Goodhand, who represented Australia and had great success on the world stage in lawn bowls, the adversity she overcame was playing the game she loved
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Rudi is kicking his own goals

Rudi’s kicking his own goals

Rudi Baumer said his greatest loves are, “my wife Nikki, our children and grandchildren, and Arsenal.” Nikki teased, “that’s the first time Arsenal hasn’t come first.” The couple married in 2004, and six months later Rudi was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The first symptoms were a few twitches, but as
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Sophie Thomson garden oasis

5 tips to create your own oasis

The Australian climate means we can garden and entertain outside virtually all year round. Sure, there is hot weather in summer and rainy weather in winter but if you have created the right space, you can enjoy most of the year outside. In summer we want somewhere shady and cool,
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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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