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Research is a big part of what we do at ACH Group. Here you will find out our latest insights into creating good lives for older people.

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Brain Health – share your experiences!

ACH Group initiative the Exchange is developing a range of online Brain Health learning activities scheduled for release later this year. The activities will include stories from people  who are working hard to keep their brains as healthy as possible. …... READ MORE

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Teeing off on younger onset dementia

A new golf group at West Beach is part of an innovative project that aims to transform the way services for people with younger onset dementia are delivered in South Australia. The weekly golf group kicked off in November with help from an ACH Group Fo …... READ MORE

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Music: the best medicine?

Just about everyone enjoys music, from those who devote their lives to learning theory and mastering performance to the rest of us who can’t help but tap our feet to an infectious rhythm. In his 1973 track ‘Trenchtown Rock’, Bob Marley sings: “One good …... READ MORE

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Creating socially inclusive and fulfilling lives for older people.

Have you seen our flash mob?

The atmosphere was electric when ACH Group’s Sing for Joy Choir took over the terminal at the Adelaide Airport for a ‘Flash Mob’ event to shine a light on the wisdom that older people possess and break down stereotypes around ageing. Renowned South Aus …... READ MORE

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A shed for men who love bikes

A new men’s shed at ACH Group’s Perry Park residential living facility is breaking the mould of the traditional carpentry workshop by offering something for the mechanically-minded. The Perry Park Bike Shed brings together residents who share a love of …... READ MORE

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We’re here to help, not take over

Flagstaff Hill retirees Terry and Helen Harmer know how important it is to enjoy a garden of your own. The passionate green thumbs set aside a day a fortnight to help maintain the gardens of older South Australians as part of the ACH Group Home Assist …... READ MORE

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Your Health

Tips and ideas for maintaining good health as you get older.

Meet Jack!

  Exercise Physiologist Jack Carter answers a few questions about his role at ACH Group. Q: What is an Exercise Physiologist (EP)? A: Exercise Physiologists have a broad knowledge of health conditions and how those affect the body during times of …... READ MORE

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Spiced Lamb Cutlets Recipe

Are you planning to enjoy lamb this Australia Day? Eaten as part of a balanced diet, lamb has many health benefits. According to the Meat and Livestock Association, lamb is rich in protein, minerals and B-group vitamins including thiamine, niacin and r …... READ MORE

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Catherina celebrates 104 – at the gym!

Catherina van der Linden celebrated her 104th birthday in one of the places she feels most comfortable – the gym. Catherina signed up to the ACH Group Life Exercises program at Glenelg in June last year and never misses a session. She heard about the w …... READ MORE

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Your Voice

We hear people share their experiences and opinions on ageing and how to maintain a good life.

Share your story of Daring or Challenge

Have you done something new or different lately? Made some New Years Resolutions and started some healthy habits? Maybe you’ve challenged yourself to learn a skill or take up a new hobby? Or perhaps you’re focused on cutting back or giving something up …... READ MORE

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First Time

Author: Sofie Gregory I stand in the spotlight looking out through a haze Foggy day.  Dust specked aura of bright light night Who do you address when you cannot see the audience? I’d never thought about it; never expected to be here myself. A platform …... READ MORE

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Author: Sophie van den Boomen When was the last time when you did something for the first time in your life? I have been asked that question many times and most of the time I could not think of anything. Sometimes I came up with a brilliant idea which …... READ MORE

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