Home care packages: cost and fee explained

When it comes to Home Care Packages, it can be confusing understanding what is funded by the government and how much you may need to pay out of pocket. If you’re new to Home Care Packages and looking to learn more about the fees involved, this article …
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Dementia diet for risk reduction

In addition to keeping your body fit and healthy as you age, keeping your brain at its peak is just as important. One of the biggest concerns in people as they age is dementia and the impact this can have on their life and that of their loved ones. So, …
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5 ways to stay healthy in winter

When the days are shorter and the temperature drops, it can be tempting to stay indoors, be less active and eat calorie-dense comfort foods. This can result in a weakened immunity system and higher risks in developing illness such as the flu. Illness c …
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4 benefits of art that may surprise you

Relieving stress, training your brain and providing opportunities to connect and socialise with others are some of the many benefits of art that you may not know. There are many studies shown that creating art can benefit your mental health and improve …
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Home care packages: 7 things you should know

Most of us prefer to stay living independently at home as we age. Finding the right support to continue living life the way you want can sometimes be challenging. The government provides Home Care Packages with customised services and care to assist yo …
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National Volunteer Week 2020: Our Volunteer Stories

At ACH Group, we are proud to have dedicated and wonderful volunteers who support our vision of good lives for older people. Although Volunteer Week this year may look a bit different due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it doesn’t stop us from celebrating …
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Downsizing: 5 simple tips to get started

Have you ever looked around the house and felt a bit overwhelmed by the clutter surrounding you? Do you dream of living a minimalistic lifestyle? Is excessive clutter around the house causing you stress and affecting how you live life? Downsizing isn’t …
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Coronavirus: 7 tips to stay healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of Coronavirus has impacted our lives in so many ways. With regular changes happening, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. Following government advice, we have all encouraged to stay at home to flatten the cur …
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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. …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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New

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 …
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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 …
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Unprovoked

Author: Ila McKay It happened quite unexpectedly and it was unprovoked. So why? What had I done to deserve such treatment? The day had progressed nicely until now. And it happened at a most inconvenient time. I was getting ready to attend a concert bei …
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Happy Mother’s Day

Author: Akhter Jahan Rahman It was Mother’s Day on Sunday – I posted ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ on Facebook; emailed close family members by email (made easy by Yahoo sending me a card to send); called and sms’d different friends and stopped by on the way ba …
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Go With the Flow

Author: Ila McKay My stay in Vietnam involved a full day bus tour of Da Lat. My son Ron and I left at 8am and we travelled some distance before arriving at a Park near the top of a waterfall. To see this attraction fully, one had to first toboggan down …
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The Sun

Author: Sophie van den Boomen For an unbelievably long time the EARTH has definitely been my favourite out of all the other planets which belong to me. I was proud of her; the way she so neatly turned all her sides to me and called that a day, her cute …
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A Serious Issue…

Author: Ila McKay This is a warning to everyone. I don’t wish to unnerve you but there is an issue I would like to draw to your attention. A serious issue you may or may not know about, but it definitely exists in everyone’s home. I was not aware of it …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Sun-Life visit spreads smiles

Perry Park resident Rae Perin was delighted to learn how to write her name in ‘kanji’, one of three Japanese alphabets, when the Sun-Life exchange group visited the Port Noarlunga home in September. The group of 14 professionals from the aged care sect …
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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 …
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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 …
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Walking the talk on healthy ageing

Restoration, not hospitalisation, is the future of healthy active ageing and wellness, says Flinders University’s new Chair of Restorative Care, Professor Susan Gordon. Speaking at the joint Ach Group and Flinders University Seminar Series launch on Re …
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Seven foods to eat to relieve arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that is experienced by up to one in five Australians, says ACH Group nutrition consultant Mel Haynes. Mel says what we eat can play an important role in relieving or preventing symptoms of this health condition that affe …
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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 …
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John Cahill says it pays to keep fit

Port Adelaide football legend John Cahill spoke about the benefits of keeping fit as we age at the opening of a new gymnasium at Yankalilla. The inaugural Port coach, who runs a gym in Adelaide, joined Magarey Medallist and local identity Greg Whittles …
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Singing for health and happiness

Madeline and Gillian joined a choir for medical reasons but they agree that singing has given them much more than good health. They are members of ACH Group’s Sing for Joy choirs and performed some of their favourite music at the Everybody Sing! Concer …
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Together in love and good health

They have shared a home, dreams, children and grandchildren, and now Henry and Joyce James share a passion for exercise. Henry, 81, and Joyce, 80, have been married for 57 years and are regulars at ACH Group’s Life Exercises program. Henry says he drov …
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Dementia: you are not alone

September is Dementia Awareness Month and Lenore says the theme – ‘you are not alone’
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