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Filmmakers Share Migrant Stories

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Filmmakers Share Migrant Stories

Their backgrounds are diverse but they share a common thread: a journey across the world to a new life in Australia.

Six amateur filmmakers will share their migrant stories at a red carpet screening at the Mercury Cinema this month as part of ACH Group’s Good Lives on Film #3 project.

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RSL Care Baycrest Celebrates Pink Week to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

RSL Care Baycrest Celebrates Pink Week to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer

The team at RSL Care Baycrest in Hervey Bay have dressed up in pink, held raffles, concerts, sausage sizzles and morning teas to raise funds for the Hervey Bay branch of the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

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IRT Foundation’s ‘Neverland’ Needs Your Support

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

IRT Foundation’s ‘Neverland’ Needs Your Support

IRT Group's IRT Foundation recently launched its annual Neverland Ball fundraising campaign to raise awareness of the issues facing older Australians and support older people in need.

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You Can’t Ask That

Friday, June 2, 2017

You Can’t Ask That

Resident of RSL Care Moreton Shores Retirement Village in Thornlands, Lindsay Boyd has just celebrated his first prime time television interview for the tongue-in-cheek ABC program You Can’t Ask That about what life is like as a Centenarian. 

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96 Year Old Enid Inspires Retirement Village Staff to Achieve

Monday, May 29, 2017

96 Year Old Enid Inspires Retirement Village Staff to Achieve

Nonagenarian Enid Webster is somewhat a celebrity in Cooranbong, in particular to fellow residents of her Avondale Lifestyle Community retirement village.

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550 IRT Volunteers Love Seeing Residents Smile

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

550 IRT Volunteers Love Seeing Residents Smile

“Our volunteers just love it when they see the residents smile. They love it when they see them laughing. And they love it when they see the residents engaged and active.” With these words, IRT Volunteer Coordinator Natalie Shipp sums up the satisfaction IRT Group’s 550 volunteers get out of helping others.

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Never Too Old (or Young) to Volunteer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Never Too Old (or Young) to Volunteer

Betty Gould, 96, lives independently at IRT Kangara Waters in Belconnen and enjoys playing carpet bowls and a weekly game of cards with other residents.

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Disrupting Retirement – RSL Care + RDNS In Major Research Collaboration

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Disrupting Retirement – RSL Care + RDNS In Major Research Collaboration

RSL Care + RDNS and other major industry retirement and residential community operators have come together with QUT’s respected Institute for Future Environments in a research collaboration focused on changing the way we design for ageing Australians.

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Kemira Wins International Innovation of the Year

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kemira Wins International Innovation of the Year

Kemira at IRT William Beach Gardens at Kanahooka has won Innovation of the Year for Service Implementation at the Fifth Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards held in Singapore overnight. 

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Uniting Bowden Brae Normanhurst: Full-steam ahead for makeover

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Uniting Bowden Brae Normanhurst: Full-steam ahead for makeover

Building works will commence this month for the redevelopment and expansion of Uniting independent living units in Normanhurst.

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Bolton Clarke Milford Grange Nonagenarians Kick Up Their Heels

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bolton Clarke Milford Grange Nonagenarians Kick Up Their Heels

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pascale was a surprise guest when residents of Milford Grange Retirement Community celebrated a mass 90+ birthday party last week.

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How Beauty Point Helps You Stay in Your Own Home

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How Beauty Point Helps You Stay in Your Own Home

Some people don’t want to talk about it, but let’s be frank: for many retirees the reality of having to move to a retirement village can be daunting.

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Sing Your Way to Good Health

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sing Your Way to Good Health

Bribie Island retirees are improving their health and social lives by performing in their local choir.

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Kevin Returns to the Circuit at 86

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kevin Returns to the Circuit at 86

South Australian tennis great Kevin Lonergan hopes to take on the world’s best senior players in a return to the International Tennis Federation competition in Europe this year.

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You're Invited to be Part of Something New

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You're Invited to be Part of Something New

Give yourself the peaceful, relaxed life you promised yourself in retirement, while being a part of a local community.

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Uniting to Deliver New Social and Affordable Housing for Seniors

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Uniting to Deliver New Social and Affordable Housing for Seniors

Uniting has been selected through a competitive tender process by the New South Wales Government to provide safe, welcoming homes and support services to more than 300 seniors in need across the state, under the government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).

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IRT Woodlands celebrates the Completion of Stage 2 of Development

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

IRT Woodlands celebrates the Completion of Stage 2 of Development

IRT Woodlands will throw open their doors this Thursday, in celebration of the completion of Stage Two of development.

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Bolton Clarke Westhaven Gets Down with Country Music Concert

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bolton Clarke Westhaven Gets Down with Country Music Concert

The residents of Bolton Clarke Westhaven Retirement Community in Toowoomba have been treated to an afternoon of Country and Western Music in their community hall.

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Up to $10,000 Available for Age-Friendly Community Projects

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Up to $10,000 Available for Age-Friendly Community Projects

Applications are now open for IRT Foundation's 2017 Community Grants Program. The Program, now in its third year, invites community groups and other not-for-profit organisations to apply for grants of up to $10,000. The Program supports local initiatives that will improve the lives of older residents in their communities.

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Greengate Set for Growth

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Greengate Set for Growth

Developer and operator of integrated care villages, Greengate has grown its Board and executive team. This move supports the decision to enable the Group to deliver quality care whilst capitalising on future opportunities in a deregulating sector.

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Connecting Seniors to the World

Monday, March 6, 2017

Connecting Seniors to the World

With the click of a button, UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide's Ethnic Link Services are transforming the lives of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Wesley Mission Queensland's Rosemount Retirement Community Set to Shine in Brisbane’s West

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wesley Mission Queensland's Rosemount Retirement Community Set to Shine in Brisbane’s West

Coming soon to Wesley Mission Queensland's Sinnamon Park, Rosemount Retirement Community is set to offer a premier way of living for over 65s – one of independence, security and relaxation.

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St Brigid's Green Employee Rewards and Recognition Celebration

Thursday, March 2, 2017

St Brigid's Green Employee Rewards and Recognition Celebration

St Brigid’s Green strive to make every day better for residents, their families, and the Greengate team. Greengate provides services that residents value, practice person-centred thinking, and deliver heartfelt support and care. In January, Greengate launched the Employee Reward and Recognition Program at St Brigid’s Green, to thank their hardworking employees who go the extra step for residents and exemplify The Greengate Way. Last month, Greengate held their first monthly awards ceremony and celebrated with a barbeque on the Village Green. 

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Low-cost Units Welcomed Amid Affordable Housing Shortfall

Monday, February 20, 2017

Low-cost Units Welcomed Amid Affordable Housing Shortfall

A range of affordable retirement living units has been released this month with the launch of Stage 3 of ACH Group’s James Evans Court redevelopment at Magill.

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Flipping for a Good Cause

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Flipping for a Good Cause

Pancake Day is all about gathering fellow pancake lovers and getting together to raise money for a good cause.

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