Retirement Village Living

Throughout summer, the retirement living residents have enjoyed their monthly bus trip to bushland areas or to the seaside. This month they have been joined for the first time by a couple of residents from our residential care home.

We hope new friendships and interactions will come out of this and future shared activities.

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WHS Update March 2018

At Twilight Aged Care we are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace (and home for our residents).

Susan Ambrose has recently commenced as WHS Coordinator and has been visiting each of the homes, completing risk assessments and following up actions on identified hazards.

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Life at Horton House

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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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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