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Healthy Ageing

At ACH Group, we believe your best self, starts with your best health. Good health is one of the foundations of living a good life as you age. Research around the world has shown that people who are active and socially connected are happier and have a better sense of wellbeing and overall health, regardless of age or health status.

That’s why we focus on healthy ageing to assist you to remain physically, mentally and socially active and live a full and active life.

post stroke exercises

Regaining your fitness post-stroke

A stroke can affect how well you move, balance, stand and walk.  Thus, a stroke affects your ability to improve or regain your fitness, along with managing everyday tasks such as dressing, standing from a chair or walking outdoors in the community. Exercise
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Coronavirus: 5 lockdown activities

The Coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns have changed our lives in many different ways. With the latest level 5 restriction in South Australia coming in place, many of us may find it difficult to stay active, healthy and connected. The good news is
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Diabetes prevention tips

For every 100 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, at least 25 may be undiagnosed and living with complications of the illness. But did you know that you can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes? Poorly managed and undiagnosed
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Learning

Finding the right support to live well as you age, or recover from a health incident can be challenging to navigate and at times, overwhelming.

Here, you will find educational articles and resources about retirement living, home care packages, residential care homes, living well with dementia and social experiences.

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5 benefits of retirement living you may not know

Is your family home feeling too large for your needs? Or maybe you want to free up some cash to enjoy your retirement? Downsizing and moving into a retirement living community can be a big, but exciting decision to make. Whilst it can
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Things to consider when moving to nursing home

Residential care: 5 things to consider

Have you heard the term ‘residential care’, ‘hostel’ or ‘nursing home’ but don’t know what it all means? Are you concerned about your safety and security living at home or that of a loved one, but don’t know what options are available? This
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3 social steps to beat loneliness

More and more older people – up to one third – are now living with loneliness. And, according to Australian Loneliness Report, people with higher levels of loneliness report more health issues including colds and infections, headaches, sleeping difficulties and stomach complaints. Others
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Lifestyle

Life is nothing but a beautiful journey of discovery, self-care and fulfilment. Grow older, age well and embrace the journey as you go. Discover customers’ stories and community activities to see how people are embracing life.

Nathan maintenance staff at Kapara

Nathan digs his new role

Nathan Balkwill has always loved the outdoors and feels right at home as a Grounds and Maintenance team member with ACH Group. The 27-year-old lives with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects his movement and muscle coordination. But he hasn’t let that stop
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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
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Vertical garden tips from Sophie Thomson

Going up! Vertical gardens can save on space, add shade and screen unwanted areas. Sophie Thomson – ACH Group’s contributor shares some helpful tips on going up and over. Vertical vegiesIf you only have limited space, why not grow something productive? A passionfruit
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