Twilight warmly welcomes our newest staff members…
We are pleased to welcome Ivy Ocampo to the position of Registered Nurse at Glengarry. Ivy commenced on 10 July and will generally work Wednesday to Friday. Ivy brings with her significant aged care experience having previously worked with both New Horizons Aged Care and Baptist Care.
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.
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.
Never underestimate the power of creativity. As we grow out of childhood and become adults, going out into the wide world to do serious things like earning a living and paying the bills, it’s easy to lose that connection with the things we loved as children. Painting, sculpture, music, poetry, plays… they seem to fall off the agenda so easily. Whether this is good and healthy is another matter. Scientists, researchers and those working in aged care all over Australia, and around the world, are reporting on the positive effects art therapy can have for seniors. People who engage in creative pursuits when they’re older – even with conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s – can experience a range of physical, cognitive and psychological benefits. Read More
Australian residents who are older or who have relatives receiving aged care breathed a sigh of relief in April when the government unveiled its federal budget for the financial year 2017-18. Many were worried there would be major cuts to aged care, but thankfully none materialised.
To this day Ross Smith has nightmares about fighting the Japanese soldiers who he describes as a “determined enemy who didn’t surrender because they didn’t care whether they lived or died because to die for their Emperor was considered supreme.”