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Love, art and friendship

Love, art and friendship

Malcolm is at Estia Health in Heidelberg West. Casting about for ways to help keep Malcolm occupied, his friend Mr De Luca hit upon the idea of sending him a blank canvas. The plan is for them to enter the prestigious Archibald Prize this year.

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The benefits of animals and pets

The benefits of animals and pets

Interacting with animals can often improve the health and wellbeing of the elderly. Stroking a dog can release a hormone called oxytocin, linked to anxiety relief, helping to improve mood. It is also thought to reduce the level of stress-related hormones in the blood, as well as being a great way to give and receive love; especially helping those who lack regular social interaction

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Make your own...Butterscotch sponge

Make your own...Butterscotch sponge

Did you know Butterscotch is a type of confectionery whose primary ingredients are brown sugar and butter? The largest butterscotch candy made was created in 1996. It weighed over 3500 lbs! Try your hand at making your own, more modest, family sized sponge with this simple and easy to follow recipe. Butterscotch sponge is definitely a firm favourite among residents in our homes.

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COVID-19 Update: Update on Ardeer Home

COVID-19 Update: Update on Ardeer Home

Estia Health confirms that earlier today they received advice that 13 residents at its Ardeer home in West Melbourne have tested positive for COVID-19. The home implemented the company’s COVID-19 positive test response plan, following the self-reporting of a positive test result by an employee of the home, last Thursday.

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101 birthday cards for Joyce

101 birthday cards for Joyce

Estia Health’s oldest resident Joyce Monk celebrated her 101st birthday on Monday 6 July. The aged care home celebrated the great occasion by organising 101 personally signed birthday cards from Joyce’s friends and family. “It might take me some time to open all these cards,” Joyce said. “We had the cards printed up and they had pictures of Joyce on them,”

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Meet Glen

Meet Glen

Meet Glen. Glen was a pilot with QANTAS for 12 years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now one of our ‘Resident Liaisons’, a newly developed role in response to COVID-19.

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When Ian Stock came to stay

When Ian Stock came to stay

Initially Ian was apprehensive about coming into aged care, but he had suffered a series of falls in his family home and was struggling to cope, so began to come into Estia Health for short periods of respite care.

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Meet Connie

Meet Connie

Meet Connie! Connie is a valued and much loved volunteer who provides and arranges the flowers at Estia Health Yarra Valley on a weekly basis. She also provides all the wreaths for our special events like Anzac Day, Easter Sunday, and Remembrance Day. The amount of colour that is brought in week after week is amazing and with over ten vases a week to fill she has her hands full not only cutting them but then arranging them every Thursday morning.

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We're celebrating some of the contributions of Estia Health's volunteers for national volunteer week.

We're celebrating some of the contributions of Estia Health's volunteers for national volunteer week.

Meet Anita! Anita first came to be a volunteer at our home after her mum, Dorothy, passed away. Anita was a wonderful support to her mum and to other residents and employees in the home whilst her mum was a resident here. Shortly after Dorothy passed away, Anita realised what a large part of Estia Health Salisbury East had become in her life and decided she wanted to continue to service residents by way of becoming a volunteer.

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