Life at Horton House

By 27th March, 2018 All, News, Our Homes No Comments

2018 saw the return of Zumba, Tai-Chi and Art Therapy to our homes.

Horton House has had some lovely visits from the schools in our local areas, providing entertainment for the ladies as well as having students volunteering and helping out with activities. The students from Ravenswood Girls have been visiting our residents at Horton House in Gordon on a regular basis after school much to the delight of the residents, with some lovely friendships forming between residents and students.

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Joan Celebrates her 101st Birthday

By 27th March, 2018 All, News, Our People No Comments

Twilight Aged Care resident for over 10 years, Joan McKimm, celebrated her 101st birthday on Friday 9 March at her Hunters Hill Village home surrounded by family, fellow residents and staff. Hunter’s Hill Mayor, Mark Bennett also dropped by to congratulate Joan and help celebrate this auspicious occasion.

On celebrating her centenary last year Joan received a letter of congratulations from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Governor-General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and was very humbled by all of the fuss

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Influenza

Here we are in March and a quarter of the way through the year. 2018 appears to be fast slipping away and Flu season is on the horizon.

Each year here at Twilight, we take this season very seriously as it can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff.

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Who Will Speak for You?

By 27th March, 2018 All, Community, News No Comments

Have you made plans for your future health and personal care?

Have you made your preferences known to the loved ones around you?

To celebrate Seniors Week, Twilight Aged Care will be holding a Health & Wellbeing Seminar on Thursday 12 April at the Hunters Hill Village. We will be discussing Advanced Care Planning and how you can plan for the future when you can no longer speak.

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Intergenerational Relationships a Win for Young and Old

By 27th March, 2018 All, Community, News No Comments

At Twilight Aged Care we strive to create the feeling of a home-like sanctuary in familiar surrounds. Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk about intergenerational programs and the benefits these have on both the younger and the older generations.

Not everyone is lucky enough to have family around them and some residents can become socially isolated. Similarly, many children do not have the benefits of having a relationship with a grandparent or older person.
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CEO Report

By 27th March, 2018 All, Community, News No Comments

Welcome to 2018 and our first edition of Twilight Connections for the year. Over the Christmas period I was fortunate enough to travel to Patagonia to climb mountains and experience life in one of the most remote areas in southern Chile. Following a three week disconnect from technology I have returned with a renewed energy and commitment to continue our journey to be the preferred provider of care services within our communities.

I had a wonderful time trekking Torres Del Paine and Grey Glacier, spending time travelling up through the fjords, driving around Lake Llanquihue (the second largest lake in Chile) surrounded by volcanoes and also enjoying some of the local Chilean hospitality and wines.

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It’s Time to Rethink Retirement

By 9th February, 2018 All, Community, News, Our Homes No Comments

“As a society, an economy, and in government, we must have a vision, adapt our thinking, and adjust our attitudes and our actions to reflect the opportunities that senior Australians have to offer.” – Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.

With many Australians working and living longer, we need to rethink the concept of retirement. Traditionally, a person would work until the age of 65 and spend their remaining 10-15 years in leisure. An ageing population today suggests that retiring at the age of 65 could mean a person’s retirement fund must cover a possible 30 years of living expenses.

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The Importance of Palliative Care

Australia’s population is continuing to age and the demand for palliative care services is rapidly increasing. As a nation, we are struggling to meet the growing need for specialised resources in palliative medicine, a topic that has been highlighted in recent news media.

Palliative Care Australia has revealed that only one palliative medicine specialist is available for every 704 deaths each year. Concerningly, this means that people are not receiving the care that they desire and deserve at the end of their lives, and some are passing on in discomfort and fear instead of peace and dignity.

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