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Festival of flowers

Festival of flowers

Estia Health Yarra Valley recently celebrated a festival of flowers as the community rallied to donate flowers by the bunch to the aged care home. Over a two week period, the nursing home was decked out in over 75 different varieties of colourful flowers helping bring joy to residents during a difficult time.

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Yvonne finds new purpose

Yvonne finds new purpose

Yvonne has found a new purpose in life since moving into Estia Health Benalla. She first arrived in February as a respite resident when she needs some extra support. However, after spending several weeks in the home, she was ready to make the move permanent.

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Happy 100, Daphne

Happy 100, Daphne

A glass of beer and a bunch of flowers hand delivered by her favourite soap star was the perfect way for Daphne to celebrate ahead of her 100th birthday on Saturday.

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Margaret Appleton earns her Medal

Margaret Appleton earns her Medal

Estia Health Parkside resident, Margaret Yeo (now Margaret Appleton) has been an almost lifetime resident of Tailem Bend. First coming to the town when her father, Joseph Yeo, was transferred with ‘The Railways’ from Peterborough sometime during the early 1930s.

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Dolly visits Estia Health

Dolly visits Estia Health

Estia Health residents were delighted to receive a visit from "Dolly" the pony to celebrate the annual birthday of the horse. A spokesperson said Dolly belonged to staff member Kellie's daughter and she was an absolute gem with the residents.

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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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101 birthday cards for Joyce

101 birthday cards for Joyce

Estia Health’s oldest resident Joyce 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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Estia Health Gold Coast keeping busy in isolation

Estia Health Gold Coast keeping busy in isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasises the importance of using innovative ways to provide connectedness an enrichment in aged care. There are great benefits too, in being occupied and engaged in activities. Here is one way our Estia Health Gold Coast residents have been keeping busy in isolation! 

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