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First intergenerational playgroup at Southern Plus East Fremantle

First intergenerational playgroup at Southern Plus East Fremantle

  The residents at Southern Plus East Fremantle recently enjoyed their very first intergenerational playgroup on Wednesday 3rd October with children from the East Fremantle Playgroup.   The initiative which was supported by Playgroup WA, saw the children who were aged from 12 months to seven years and their parents join residents for a fun morning of activities including painting,…

Living well with Arthritis

Living well with Arthritis

1 in 6 Australians have arthritis. That’s approximately 4 million people.   Do your joints ache more than they used to? Have you noticed inflammation in your hands, feet or back? These are all symptoms of arthritis. You can live well with arthritis. Exercise and healthy living is key to managing this common condition for seniors. What is arthritis? Arthritis…

Safe Space Art Exhibition

Safe Space Art Exhibition

  Are you are looking for something fun to do this weekend?   To celebrate @MentalHealthWeekWA, why not visit the 2018 Mental Health Art Exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration between The Arts & Mental Health Network and Western Australian Association for Mental Health and showcases a collection by artists with lived experience of mental health which visually explores their…

Spring cleaning tips for your home

Spring cleaning tips for your home

  Now that the rain has cleared up and spring is in the air, it is the perfect time for spring cleaning!   Spring is the time to clear out your wardrobe, clean out the garage or get up to speed with the gardening; however caring for a home takes a great deal of time and energy which can become…

What is dementia?

What is dementia?

What is dementia? Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a number of illnesses that affect the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia causes a progressive decline in a person’s functioning and affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Who gets dementia? Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is…

Southern Plus East Fremantle welcomes pet therapy

Southern Plus East Fremantle welcomes pet therapy

  Every fortnight, residents and staff at Southern Plus East Fremantle welcome a very special furry guest, two and half-year-old therapy dog Nema, who along with her owner Julie are providing pet therapy to  Southern Plus East Fremantle residents.         The benefits of pet therapy for residents in aged care homes are widely acknowledged, with research showing…

Carers Day Off

Carers Day Off

We understand the importance for carers to feel supported in their vital role. This includes having a much-needed break or time away to focus on their own health and wellbeing. If you have found yourself saying no to social events, not getting enough exercise or losing touch with your own sense of well-being because you are a carer for an…

Next generation home care bundles – Care Plus™

Next generation home care bundles – Care Plus™

  As part of our commitment to meeting the health and wellness needs of our home care clients, we have recently launched our next generation home care bundles. While each bundle includes different services, every Southern Plus home care client receives access to a dedicated Wellness Partner, 24/7 access to our concierge service and our Same Face Promise. Julie Arnould,…

Southern Cross Care to develop an innovative aged care community in Ballajura

Southern Cross Care to develop an innovative aged care community in Ballajura

  Southern Cross Care is excited to announce the development of an innovative aged care community in Ballajura.   In contrast to the current offerings in the aged care and accommodation sector, our innovative integrated hub offering provides a well-planned community environment comprising a broad range of contemporary accommodation options alongside the necessary amenities to support the complex health and…