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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

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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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