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Customer Stories

Our customers are at the forefront of everything we do at ACH Group. We get to know your hopes, dreams and are here to support you live a good life as you age. See why people choose ACH Group.

A table with colourful pottery pieces, including a vase, plates and bowls

Lesley reignites her passion for art

Lesley Collet has always appreciated and enjoyed creating art and since her diagnosis with Multiple Scleroris (MS),  has been able to reconnect with her passion through her participation in ACH Group ceramics group. It’s Tuesday just before 1pm and the ACH Group ceramics class, which is a dedicated NDIS experience
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
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
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
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
Art class at ACH Group Milpara helps Josie tell her story

Josie Fantasia ‘va in Italia’ with clay pieces

Art is a medium through which people can document and share their story. Josie a resident at Milpara was born in Squillani, Italy – a place she has fond memories of. By creating several ceramic pieces in Milpara’s art group, Josie’s memories of Squilani have recently been triggered. Josie and
Sophin and her extraordinary journey in Australia

Sophin and her incredible life journey in Australia

Sophin Kheav was born in a small village in Cambodia and has fond memories of a simple life as a kid, with her parents and four siblings. That was until tragedy stroke with under the leadership of Pol Pot, who radically pushed Cambodia towards communism. Like many in her country,
Valentine's Day Story

It was meant to be…

Do you believe in fate when it comes to love? We want to share a beautiful story of a couple who live at ACH Group’s Perry Park residential care home – Mr and Mrs Briggs. Mr and Mrs Briggs’ story is a love story unlike no other as they both
Yvonne and Fred love story

Yvonne and Fred’s love story was a set-up!

Yvonne and Fred have recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary but they claim it was all a set-up. Fred was away at war and Yvonne was a cashier at a grocery store next to Fred’s family plumbing business, so she knew his entire family before she met him. When he
Christmas fruit cake recipe

Beryl’s Christmas fruit cake recipe

What is your passion in life? Is it volunteering, singing, painting, writing, baking? For many, having a passion is very important. A passion gives you a sense of purpose and affirms your values. It brings you joy in something that’s you love doing which infuses a deeper meaning to your