It’s Time to Rethink Retirement

“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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Keeping Active and Stepping Out at Horton House

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 Over the last few months our residents have been enjoying activities that are not only fun but also benefit their health such as Tai-chi and Zumba. Ensuring our residents are aware of the importance of keeping active has resulted in more residents attending our Zumba classes.

Art Therapy is a great addition to our activities and is greatly appreciated and very popular. The quality of our Art Therapy program resulted in us displaying many of our artworks at our recent Open Day at Hunters Hill, with many pieces being auctioned off.

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Twilight Book Launch Update

The official launch of our new book, An Australian Story: Twilight House 1915-2015, will be held at a breakfast event on Friday, 11 August in the Lady Mayoress’s Rooms at Sydney Town Hall with the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, Minister for Aged Care launching the book.

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Partnerships Flourishing at Twilight

Hunters Hill Congregational Church Agreement

In July this year a partnership was formalised between Twilight Aged Care and the Hunters Hill Congregational Church which shares the Hunters Hill Village premises.

Our two organisations share similar missions to provide quality services and amenities to the communities we serve, which includes supporting the disadvantaged, frail and aged. As such, a formal ‘Heads of Agreement’ has been negotiated under which the Hunters Hill Congregational Church’s Property Trust will support a long term management lease by Twilight Aged Care (TAC) of Hunters Hill Village including 12 Retirement Living Units, the former manse (to be used as administration) and the 35-bed residential aged care facility.

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Capital Works Update

Reinvesting in our homes is key to the quality aged care we provide at Twilight and here is an update on the capital works in the planning and implementation stages.

The refurbishment of Glengarry is steadily progressing with room upgrades currently underway. Bickerton Masters are the architects for the project, which will include a new entry, relocation of laundry facilities and a major upgrade to the Elouera wing.

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Hunters Hill Village Resident Gives Much Loved Musical the Thumbs Up

Residents from Hunters Hill Village were lucky enough to have recently been invited to a Riverside Girls High School musical performance of the classic, Mary Poppins. One of Twilight’s more colourful residents, Father Kevin Kerley, gave us his review (David Stratton style) of the local school’s production:

“We were very excited to have been invited by Riverside Girls High School to their Mary Poppins production and the school was so helpful with ushering us into the school hall and making us feel comfortable. It was impressive that the girls had also invited students with disabilities from other schools to attend. Read More

Recipes from the Twilight Kitchen

In this edition, Twilight’s Hospitality Services Manager, Wagma Osman, shares two delicious vegetarian recipes that are also gluten free:

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