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Falls prevention research ACH Group

Research looks at adults who have fallen through the gap

Australian-first research to prevent falls in middle-aged and younger-older adults is taking place in South Australia. The study, supported by ACH Group, and led by physiotherapist Nicky Baker, is investigating the relationship between postural sway (body movement) and near falls. Ms Baker, a PhD candidate at Flinders University, said while
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Christie Downs health studio launch

New ACH Group Health Studio 50+ opening in Adelaide’s south

A new health and wellness hub for people aged 50 and over will open in Adelaide’s south in September with a focus on positive ageing and supporting NDIS and Home Care Package customers. Leading aged care provider ACH Group is currently redeveloping its site in Christie Downs into a Health
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SALA 2021 exhibition

ACH Group artists exhibiting in 2021 SALA Festival

ACH Group’s art community is ready for the 2021 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. In its 11th year of participation, ACH Group’s community of customers, residents, volunteers, and staff have submitted over 100 works under the theme of ‘From little things big things grow’ to be exhibited across three
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ACH nursing home West Park in Goolwa

West Park residential care set to benefit from upgrade

A new multi-purpose space will be built at ACH Group’s West Park residential care home at Goolwa as part of an upgrade of the site. Work on the $500,000 project is set to commence in July and will include the construction of the standalone activity room with kitchenette, toilet and
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ACH Group knitting project partnered with Vinnes

2021 ACH Group knitting drive

Calling all knitters and knitters to be! ACH Group residents are driven to give back and need the community’s help to keep hearts full and hands warm this winter. Residents at ACH Group’s eight residential care homes are seeking to partner with knitting enthusiasts from across the state to make
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Celebrating volunteer media release 2021

Celebrating volunteering

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. With National Volunteer
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Update on the federal budget May 2021

Four key takeaways from the federal budget for aged care

After the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety were released in February 2021, the Federal Government was poised to deliver a significant investment into the sector in its federal budget. In the May 11 budget, the Government announced $17.7 billion in funding for the sector
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Join an ACH Group supported Fringe night out

ACH Group is offering three different fully supported entertainment packages so you can experience the Adelaide Fringe with ease. Experience the mesmerising power of gospel singing with the Soweto Gospel Choir night out. Take your time to discover the Garden of Unearthly Delights and Yabbarra Dreaming in Light show night
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Dog park at ACH Group Perry Park

New dog park to create connections

A new dog park at Port Noarlunga is set to get tails wagging and create community connections at ACH Group’s Perry Park. Located alongside the Perry Park residential care home and adjoining retirement living units on Murray Road and Riverview Drive, the park has been created in an enclosed communal
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hesta innovation winner

ACH Group innovation recognised in national aged care award

ACH Group’s work to attract more nurses to the aged care sector has been recognised in the 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards announced yesterday. ACH Group’s Student Placement Team has taken out the Team Innovation category in the awards, which recognise Australia’s most innovative and proactive aged care organisations, teams
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Good Lives

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1 day ago
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Meet Jodie Roberts – ACH Group's Dementia Co-Design Manager who has been with ACH Group for 13 years.

Jodie loves that her role makes a difference in the quality of life for a person living with dementia and their carers. Her workday includes providing dementia behaviour support services at ACH Group's residential care homes, educating staff and families about best practice dementia care, and designing training content that is evidence-based, leading-edge and engaging.

Jodie shared, "I am extremely fortunate to work very closely with our customers, their families, and staff which keeps me connected to the experiences people have in residential care. I am then able to share their experiences with colleagues so that we can co-design products and services that meet those needs."

One thing about Jodie you may not know is she is an absolute car enthusiast, in particular Holden's and early model Commodores. Jodie and her husband belong to an SA car club and both drive matching white early Commodore station wagons!

#StaffofACHGroup #dementiaactionweek2021
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Meet Jodie Roberts – ACH Groups Dementia Co-Design Manager who has been with ACH Group for 13 years.

Jodie loves that her role makes a difference in the quality of life for a person living with dementia and their carers. Her workday includes providing dementia behaviour support services at ACH Groups residential care homes, educating staff and families about best practice dementia care, and designing training content that is evidence-based, leading-edge and engaging.

Jodie shared, I am extremely fortunate to work very closely with our customers, their families, and staff which keeps me connected to the experiences people have in residential care. I am then able to share their experiences with colleagues so that we can co-design products and services that meet those needs. 

One thing about Jodie you may not know is she is an absolute car enthusiast, in particular Holdens and early model Commodores. Jodie and her husband belong to an SA car club and both drive matching white early Commodore station wagons!

#StaffofACHGroup #dementiaactionweek2021

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👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Jodie you are a super star. Your work is great and very inspirational!

Jodie Roberts you are an absolute star and amazing at what you do! So privileged to have worked with and learnt so much from you in my time at ACH.

I am so thankful to Jodie Roberts, that I got the chance to work with her.

Awesome work Jodie! 🙂

A true talent and all round nice person

Well done Jodie. 💕

Jodie Roberts is awesome!!

Nice vk commodore and good job Jodie

You are a star dear sister 😍

Yew Jodie Roberts 🤩

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1 day ago
ACH Group

We are feeling garden inspired & motivated after spending the morning with Sophie Thomson 🌻

Today we learnt about:
🪴 health benefits of gardening
🌱weeding & mulching tips
🐝 beneficial insects
🌷+ lots of general garden Q&A

Missed out on today? Join us at Hackham on Thursday - bookings essential.

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/169432437983

‘To plant a garden, is to believe in tomorrow.’ - Audrey Hepburn

[Thank you to our event sponsors GLG & LCS Landscapes]

#goodlives #achgroup #grassinyourtoes #grounded #springgarden #inspired
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2 days ago
ACH Group

What a wonderful way to start the week!
Every Monday morning, Tai Chi enthusiast Brian leads a class for fellow residents at ACH Group's St Georges Court retirement living community. Tai Chi is a moving meditation and features slowed down martial arts movements.
Brian and his wife have practiced and taught Tai Chi for 20 years, and after residents saw them practicing in their front yard the idea was sparked for classes to take place in St Georges' community hub. Brian said a core group of about 12 from St Georges and neighbouring retirement living communities attend the sessions.
“Everyone in the session is really enjoying it. There are wonderful health benefits that come with Tai Chi - improving mobility, balance and general fitness,” he said. “The classes are free, I’m passionate about doing something for our community, and when the COVID-19 restrictions allow, we all enjoy a cup of tea after.”
To learn more about ACH Group's retirement living communities visit: www.achgroup.org.au/retirement-living
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