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Time Capsule at Healthia

To mark ACH Group’s 70th birthday a time capsule will be lodged within the latest addition to our growing operations – Healthia, which is being built at Elizabeth South.

Healthia is a 96-bed residential care home and health and education hub in Elizabeth South. The time capsule will be opened in 2052, ACH Group’s 100th year.

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Marking a moment in time

Customers, residents, volunteers, staff and Board members gathered at Healthia on Thursday 1 December 2022 to celebrate ACH Group’s 70th year and place items into the time capsule.

The ACH Group community was asked to nominate what could be included in the capsule. Here are the selected items which will be re-discovered in 30 years’ time when the time capsule is opened to mark ACH Group’s 100th birthday.

What items were chosen for the time capsule?

We would like to recognise the members of ACH Group’s community whose ideas for items to be included in the time capsule were chosen.

Rita Grexa, a volunteer at Milpara Residential Care Home, placed a Matchbox Holden Commodore to pay tribute to the rich history of Holden manufacturing in the local Elizabeth area. She also had a photo of a petrol bowser and the current cost of petrol, at 2 dollars and 9 cents for a litre of unleaded petrol.

It would not be a time capsule from 2022 if it did not include acknowledgment of the COVID pandemic. Emma MacTavish, Milpara’s Customer Service Coordinator, placed a Rapid Antigen Test and face mask.

Matt Marveggio, Development Manager with ACH Group, placed the architect plans of Healthia, which also detailed:

  • The size of the site at over 17,000 square metres,
  • That it will take approximately 160,000 hours to build Healthia
  • And the cost, at 37 million dollars

Pet Ashby, a community cleaner with ACH Group, suggested reading glasses are included because in 30 years’ time with advancements in medicine – perhaps reading glasses won’t exist.

Margaret Morden and Gay Bishop residents of Highercombe Residential Care Home marked the 2022 AFL season. Margaret and Gay are passionate Adelaide Crows fans and follow the games with great interest. The item they  included is a photo of themselves at the break-up event for the Highercombe footy tipping competition. Key information on the back of the photo shared the location of the Crows’ home ground, who won the Premiership in 2022, and that this year is the first season all AFL clubs have a women’s team in the AFLW competition.

ACH Group Sing for Joy choir member Colleen Atkinson’s items was a DVD of the Sing for Joy Choirs performing at the Fringe Festival

There have been many big moments in 2022, but one which truly captured the world was the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Tania Sowter, an Executive Assistant at ACH Group, placed a Women’s Weekly Magazine commemorating the passing of the Queen. As the late Queen celebrated 70 years on the throne this year, ACH Group celebrated our 70th year. Lauren Bobrige, from the Marketing Team, placed the ACH Group history booklet – which shares the story of ACH Group’s 70 years.

Jacinta Robertson, ACH Group’s Head of Strategy for Residential, placed an itemised grocery list. It will be interesting to look back in 30 years and see the cost of living in 2022.

And to finish the time capsule, Anne Biggins and Yvonne Smuts, residents of ACH Group retirement living communities placed coins and a mobile phone, respectively. 

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Welcome to our ‘Rock & Roll era’. 🧑‍🎤

At Highercombe, residents and staff stepped back to the 1950s, listening to the catchy melodies that turned the music world upside down in their days!

With those upbeat rhythms and iconic tunes, we were all transported back to a time of boundless energy and a rebellious spirit. It's still so much fun, connecting the different generations, and reminding everyone of the joy that music brings across ages and backgrounds.

As Elvis would say… Thank you, thank you very much! 🕺
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Welcome to our ‘Rock & Roll era’. 🧑‍🎤
 
At Highercombe, residents and staff stepped back to the 1950s, listening to the catchy melodies that turned the music world upside down in their days! 
 
With those upbeat rhythms and iconic tunes, we were all transported back to a time of boundless energy and a rebellious spirit. Its still so much fun, connecting the different generations, and reminding everyone of the joy that music brings across ages and backgrounds. 
 
As Elvis would say… Thank you, thank you very much! 🕺Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment