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At ACH Group, we are proud to have dedicated and wonderful community of volunteers and staff to support our vision of good lives for older people. See what we’re up to.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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KindnessChangesEverythingSALA2020

Kindness changes everything

During these challenging times of COVID-19, thoughtful acts of kindness can go a long way. Find out what the ACH Group’s community has done to support each other and spread kindness during COVID-19. ACH Group’s 2020 SALA exhibition To compliment ACH Group’s 2020
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COVID-19 vaccine and what you need to know

COVID-19 vaccine – all you need to know

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. The world that we’re living in will never be the same with all the changes happening. Vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world. Vaccines work by preparing the body’s natural defense
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10 vegies for small space

10 vegies to grow in smaller spaces

The past twelve months has seen an increased interest in produce gardening. Many people who have never tried before, have started to grow some of their own vegies, herbs, and fruits and that is wonderful as nothing beats the flavour, freshness and nutrient
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International volunteer day at ACH Group

International Volunteer Day – featuring ACH Group’s volunteers

At ACH Group, volunteers have always made up an important part of our community. We are proud to have a huge diversity of volunteers who help with a wide variety of activities including social outings, group activities, driving food preparation in many different
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ACH Group Kapara was a centre of care during war years

Kapara – a centre of care during war years

Kapara Residential Living, a historic landmark in Glenelg South, played an important role as a centre of care during the war years. Originally a 14-room homestead built in 1895 and set on five acres of grounds, the home was used as a nursing
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