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

Piglets bring joy to residents

Piglets bring joy to residents

Residents from Estia Health Benalla had some unusual visitors this week that left everyone smiling. Isla Bingham from ‘‘Almost Heaven Mini Pigs’’ brought in her four-month-old piglets Ruby and Pippa to spend some time with the residents, who enjoyed holding and cuddling the pigs, something not many had done before.

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A visit from Francesca the domesticated donkey

A visit from Francesca the domesticated donkey

A great day for residents of Estia Ringwood with a special visit from Francesca the domesticated donkey and a rainbow lorikeet who provided a lot of smiles, surprised faces and happiness. Both were welcome visitors, and Francesca even took time going into the different rooms ensuring that everyone got to take part.

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Estia Health breaks ground at $34 million Blakehurst site

Estia Health breaks ground at $34 million Blakehurst site

Estia Health today turns the sod at an official ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its newest residential aged care home, Estia Blakehurst. The event, which included a smoking ceremony, blessing and indigenous dance led by special guest Mr Kaleb Taylor (Indigenous Liaison Officer, CBHS Lewisham) was attended by Deputy Mayor of Georges River Council Sam Elmir

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Members (AM) in the General Division for Estia Chairman

Members (AM) in the General Division for Estia Chairman

We’re very happy to announce that Dr Gary Weiss AM was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List – Members (AM) in the General Division – for significant service to business, and to the community. Dr Gary Weiss, AM became a non-executive director of Estia Health in February 2016 before becoming Estia’s Chairman in December 2016.

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Congratulations Paulina

Congratulations Paulina

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Estia Health are delighted to share this wonderful story regarding one of our residents Paulina, who was this week awarded the decoration of the Orders of the White Rose in recognition of her volunteer work during the Second World War.

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A new home in the neighbourhood

A new home in the neighbourhood

Estia Southport was officially opened on Thursday 23 May by Sam O’Connor MP, Member for Bonney, Cousellor, Dawn Crichlow OAM and one of the first resident to move in – Betty Wheaton.

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Welcoming the community in

Welcoming the community in

Whether it is knitting, fishing or even skydiving that you’re into, having activities and hobbies you enjoy is important no matter what stage of life you’re at. In conjunction with National Volunteer Week 20-26 May 2019, Estia Health’s new Southport home is calling for volunteers to help residents feel part of their local community – and to encourage and welcome the local community into the home.

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