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News and information about what’s happening in our homes and across the Estia family.

ANZAC Biscuit recipe

ANZAC Biscuit recipe

With our ANZAC’s being remembered later this month on 25 April, our residents will be enjoying these sweet little treats. It has been claimed that biscuits were sent by wives and women's groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily, and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.

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Relieving feelings of social isolation

Relieving feelings of social isolation

Many experts note that the acts of nurturing can relieve feelings of social isolation. Studies have shown that pet owners have less depression, suffer less loneliness and feel more secure. Even taking care of a garden can provide motivation.

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Getting physical

Getting physical

Physiotherapy treatment at Estia Health Tea Gardens has put more of a focus on cardiopulmonary health of the residents. In addition to pain management, the team have been implementing daily breathing exercises with residents to improve lung capacity.

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Epping Little Sprouts

Epping Little Sprouts

Last week, our residents spent time with the children at Epping Little Sprouts. The children learnt to engage in meaningful conversations with the residents and showed them how to play with play dough.

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Joyce's respite stay

Joyce's respite stay

After a short stay in hospital Joyce came to Estia Health Bannockburn for two weeks of respite. As the carer for her husband at home, Joyce now needed someone to care for her. Joyce has loved her two weeks stay at Estia Bannockburn and wouldn’t hesitate moving in permanently if she needed to.

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