Residents get social in day program

A new adult day program at Ridgeview in Albion Park is giving residents more direction and variety in their lives. Many residents who come to live in residential aged care can initially feel lost, and outside of the regular lifestyle program find…

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Iconic author reflects on life

Gary Crew became a household name during the 1980s and 90s after publishing some of Australia’s most iconic children’s literature. The author is now approaching his 70th birthday, and spends much of his time in his mountain home about 40…

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Hero pet therapy dog saves the day

A pet therapy dog has shown his heroic side after he scared off burglars and sounded the alarm when his owner was injured all in the same week. Rockstar is a beautiful fluffy Keeshond – a breed that was once…

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Coping with grief at Christmas

By Cathy Strachan, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Casa Mia Aged Care You may experience an unexpected increase in your feelings of grief on special days that are important and meaningful to you and your family. For example – birthdays, anniversaries (especially the anniversary of…

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Farewell to Kathy Hallmark

Maranatha bid farewell to Facilty Manager Kathy Hallmark last week, who has worked at the Queensland Home for 16 years. Kathy has been integral to the success of Maranatha since February 23, 2000. She came to Maranatha as a Registered Nurse…

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