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Project supports veterans with dementia
29 September 2020: A new project at Bolton Clarke’s Galleon Gardens residential aged care community is set to introduce a program of new interventions supporting veterans with dementia.
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Crafting clay creations brings content for retirement village residents
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine retirement village at Murrumba Downs have been keeping busy and taking the lead from their grandchildren to produce some extraordinary clay modelling artworks during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Fernhill’s nursing history lives on through tribute to the ‘angel of aged care’
When Bolton Clarke Fernhill opens in just a few weeks’ time, visitors and residents may recognise some of the names given to key areas of the new state-of-the-art residential aged care community building. Among them, the name of Matron Gwenda Shaw, who was an aged care nurse for 30 years, spending 18 of them working at Fernhill. She was often referred to as ‘Caboolture’s Florence Nightingale,’ the ‘angel of aged care.’
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Collaborative effort brings masks to Melbourne’s homeless
At first glimpse it might be hard to see what a retirement village resident from Queensland’s central coast has in common with someone living rough in Melbourne. The clue is in the face mask.
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Disney dreams come true for aged care residents
Overseas travel restrictions have been no barrier to fun for residents at Bolton Clarke’s Galleon Gardens aged care community in Currumbin Waters, who recently enjoyed a magical trip to Disneyland from the comfort of home.
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Terrific trolley delivers Father’s Day fun for aged care residents
The residents at Bolton Clarke’s Fairview aged care community at Pinjarra Hills enjoyed a special cart on Father’s Day, designed to deliver a trolley full of memories for dads and their families spending the special occasion apart due to the coronavirus.
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Keys to the kingdom: new Fernhill opening soon
The keys to Bolton Clarke’s new Fernhill residential aged care building have been handed over in an exciting milestone marking the one-month countdown to the building’s opening in October.
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Cathartic bonfires brought joy at war’s end
On the anniversary of the 75th Commemoration of the end of WWII, Bolton Clarke At Home Support client and Nerang local Rex Gillham, 90 can still clearly recall the celebrations that occurred in 1945 - from VE Day in May through to the signing of formal surrender documents on 2 September.
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Double century celebrations for Townsville couple
Reaching a century is always cause for celebration but husband and wife centenarians Max and Lorna have double the reason to celebrate in coming weeks. Max turned 100 on 28 August, with Lorna’s birthday close behind on 21 September.
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One hundred reasons to smile at Centaur’s Seniors Week celebration
Four Sunshine Coast centenarians have been honoured today at Bolton Clarke’s Centaur Memorial residential aged care community in Caloundra with a special morning tea to celebrate their life achievements this Seniors Week.
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Research to help treatment of venous leg wounds
New research being undertaken by Bolton Clarke and RMIT University seeks to improve outcomes for people with venous leg ulcers, a major source of pain and disability in Australia.
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Full circle: aged care residents and students join together for mango-nificent planting
For the residents at Fernhill aged care community, the mango tree that once stood at the front of their community garden was a joy to look at and to pick fruit from its branches. That’s why, when the opportunity arose to plant a new mango tree with students from St Columban’s College, Fernhill residents were tree-mendously excited.
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‘Let’s Dig In’ aged care gardening team takes State gong
Bolton Clarke’s ‘Lets Dig In’ therapeutic gardening team are celebrating their win of Leading Aged Services Australia Awards for Excellence (Queensland Team category) announced on Aged Care Employee Day, Friday 7 August.
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Excellence in Rowes Bay: aged care worker receives State award
Bolton Clarke Rowes Bay Diversional Therapist Chezz Thompson has been named best in the state, winning the Leading Aged Services Australia (QLD) Awards for Excellence for an Individual working in aged care.
Update on Fairview, Pinjarra Hills
We are pleased to share that all residents and staff tested at Fairview yesterday returned negative results for COVID-19.
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Jacaranda colouring competition brings students and seniors together
The jacaranda at Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill community in Caboolture is not only a treasured tree for residents but will feature in a colouring in competition for local primary schools in celebration of National Tree Day, 2nd August.
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‘Add to cart’: Inverpine aged care residents enjoy their mini mart
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine aged care community in Murrumba Downs have been enjoying all the perks of a supermarket at their front door, thanks to an ingenious solution from Bolton Clarke Diversional Therapist Rekha Singh. The mini mart, which has been open for business since 2016, has increased in popularity and frequency while residents are socially distancing.
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Search is on for Fernhill’s ‘Old and Bold’ descendants
It may sound like a daytime soap opera, but the Old and the Bold radio broadcast, featuring some of the Fernhill aged care community’s first residents, was something far more unique. The 1947 live fundraising broadcast from a plane circling above Brisbane was quite a feat for the time and shows the community spirit that has been a constant throughout Fernhill’s history.
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Café becomes retirees favourite watering ‘hole in the wall’
The “Hole in the Wall” café at Bolton Clarke’s Broadwater Gardens retirement village in Port Macquarie has become the caffeine-fueled antidote to social distancing challenges for resident retirees.
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Macquarie View residents brewing up friendship
For residents at Bolton Clarke’s Macquarie View residential aged care community at lakeside Bolton Point, the ‘Bolton Old Boys Brewery’ provides exactly that opportunity - and their first brewing foray, non-alcoholic ginger beer, is proving to be a hit.
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Fresh produce brings Sunset Ridge retirees together
Fresh produce from a bountiful vege patch has been a focus of friendship and community for residents at Bolton Clarke’s Sunset Ridge retirement village at Emu Park. Keen gardeners Geoff and Jenny Marquardt started the project and have now got other residents involved with new gardens underway, produce being shared and a herb patch in the offing.
Forging a different path
Bolton Clarke CEO Stephen Muggleton spoke with The Source last week about the future of aged care and the need for a national conversation around ageing in Australia.
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All in the family at Moreton Shores
Pam Elder never envisioned that when it came time for her to retire, she would end up living in the same retirement village as her parents. But despite it seeming strange at first, Pam has called Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores retirement village in Thornlands her home for the past nine years, living alongside parents Don and Joan Campbell, who made the move three years earlier.
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‘Hello Nan and Pop’ activity pack keeps grandparents and grandkids connected
At times like this, the importance of keeping in touch with family and loved ones cannot be understated – particularly for older people. With social distancing, border closures and other protective measures preventing face-to-face contact, Bolton Clarke retirement village residents have turned to technology to keep the connections alive.
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Retiree and ‘Mr Fix It’ Peter lends a helping hand
If ever there was a time to have a ‘Mr Fix It’ in your neighbourhood, now is that time. For residents at Bolton Clarke’s Carrington retirement village in Parkinson, that man is resident Peter Halstead. English-born retiree Peter, 76, is the village’s local good Samaritan, and has been providing an extra helping hand to support his neighbours while social distancing is in place.
Water tower used for parachute practice in 1942 to be painted to honour ANZACS
The community votes are in, and the water tower out front of Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill community on King St, Caboolture - once used for Secret Intelligence Operatives to practice parachute jumping - is to be painted in honour of our ANZACS.
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Mackay’s ‘happiness queen’ celebrates 100th birthday
You’d be forgiven for thinking Almira Argent is too good to be true, such is the level of joy, happiness and positivity she radiates ahead of her 100th birthday on Sunday 31 May. “It’s absolutely wonderful,” she says. “It’s lovely – I’m overexcited.”
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Village residents travel the world through takeaway
With travel restrictions putting a temporary hold on physical travel, residents at Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise community at Alexandra Headlands are giving their taste buds a weekly trip exploring world cuisine. Self-confessed nomad Therese Willey usually splits her time between her two homes. The first is Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise retirement village at Alexandra Headlands and the second – the open road.
Project supports palliative care at home
Bolton Clarke is working with Eastern Melbourne PHN in a project to provide community-based support to enable people with life-limiting illnesses to remain at home and prevent unnecessary hospitalisation.. May 24-30, 2020 is National Palliative Care Week.
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Retirees grow food and friendships in community garden
If empty shelves at gardening centres throughout South-East Queensland are anything to go by, the current social distancing conditions have created a surge of novice ‘green thumbs.’ But for residents at Bolton Clarke’s Westhaven retirement village at Toowoomba gardening is - and always has been - a way of life.
Marking 100+ years of pandemic nursing
When the Spanish flu arrived in Melbourne after WWI the Melbourne District Nursing Service’s (now Bolton Clarke) 12 nurses were delivering services by bicycle as they cared for sick patients in the city’s poorest areas. On International Nurses Day this week, Bolton Clarke Executive General Manager At Home Support Deidre McGill said the organisation was still drawing on lessons learned 100 years ago in the current pandemic. Then as now, innovation was born from necessity.
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ANZAC candles create community connections at Baycrest
For veterans and residents at Bolton Clarke Baycrest retirement village, ANZAC Day is an important time for reflection and community connection.  This year, residents will be Lighting Up the Dawn as they ‘stand to’ on their driveways with support from Hervey Bay RSL sub-branch and Paisley Park Childcare Centre staff, who have provided the residents with handmade candles to mark the commemoration.
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Veteran Ralph Edwards shares 101 years of memories
For Bolton Clarke Milford Grange resident Ralph Edwards, ANZAC Day has added significance every year. Born in Roma, in central western Queensland, on 21 April 1919 during the final months of World War I, Ralph served Australia in World War II in the Citizens Military Forces and then the Australian Imperial Force, spending time in Labuan, Borneo working on 40,000-gallon prefabricated steel fuel tanks.
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Checking the fence “post” - Fernhill residents and students go old school to keep in touch
It’s not the way most primary school students would post an update, but students at Caboolture State School have been sharing messages with residents at the neighbouring Bolton Clarke Fernhill residential aged care community by fence post.
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Aged care residents just Poppin out to the Fraser Coast
Residents from Bolton Clarke’s Centaur Memorial residential aged care community in Caloundra know that a little adventure is the spoonful of sugar for a vibrant, healthy life. Recently they took their 21st overnight holiday, this time to coastal Hervey Bay and historic Maryborough.
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Beryl’s birthday brings leap year longevity
As Beryl Drew will tell you, she’s much younger than you may think. In fact, this year will mark only the 24th time her birthday has rolled around since was born in Sydney on 29 February 1928. Of course, that hasn’t stopped her celebrating every year for the past 92 years. In non-leap years she celebrates on the 1st March.
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Understanding individual experience key to care
New Bolton Clarke Research Institute research on older people’s experience of diversity in aged care shows the best care for older clients involves them being treated as individuals.
Moreton Shores in running for international award
Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores residential aged care community at Thornlands has won international recognition after last week being named a finalist for Facility of the Year - Ageing in Place at the 8th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.
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Carers to co-design new dementia respite approach
A new project funded under the Dementia Australia Research Foundation will work with people living with dementia and their carers to co-design a new approach to short-term residential respite care and transition into permanent care.
Residents make their mark on Future Fernhill
Retirement village residents joined Bolton Clarke Chairman Pat McIntosh for a sneak preview of the view from the roof at the new Fernhill residential aged care building at a topping out ceremony marking laying of the final slab this week.
HOW-R-U? project targets post-discharge social isolation
Bolton Clarke Research Institute (BCRI) will work with Melbourne’s Northern Hospital and volunteer organisation Friends for Good to roll out a peer support program aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness for older people discharged from hospital.
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Milestone project marks first step into senior living in Victoria
Bolton Clarke has marked an important new milestone with the official start of work on its first Victorian retirement living community, Europa on Alma at St Kilda.
Residents enjoy Bolton Clarke’s Australia Day ‘big bash’ community cricket
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Milford Grange community at Ipswich were on a good wicket this Australia Day long weekend when the inaugural Bolton Clarke ‘big bash’ was hosted in their backyard.
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From sowing to stir fry – aged care residents dig in to gardening project
One of life’s great pleasures is enjoying a meal made from food you’ve grown in your own garden. It’s a pleasure keen gardeners at Bolton Clarke Inverpine residential aged care community celebrated this week after a bumper vegetable harvest from their raised community gardens.
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Home care clients to co-design frailty interventions
A Melbourne research collaboration is bringing together frail hospital and home care clients and clinicians to improve health outcomes, overcome resistance to treatment and help build resilience.
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New resource supports TGD elders
Bolton Clarke has contributed to a new resource developed as part of the Kinfolk Project supporting dignity and choice for trans and gender diverse elders in aged care.
Customers partner to design, improve services
Bolton Clarke’s Melbourne-based community partnership group has celebrated its first anniversary, with a second group set to hold its first meeting on the Gold Coast this month.
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Centenarian Helen celebrates a life filled with love
Helen Christians was born in Ireland in December 1919 on a date that has remained a mystery - but that didn't stop celebrations for her 100th birthday at Bolton Clarke Galleon Gardens.
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QUT Living Lab to trial new technologies at Fernhill community
Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill residential aged care community at Caboolture will be the site for one of two Queensland-based “living labs” testing early commercial technologies to enhance energy efficiency and enable renewable solutions.
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Digital independence offering wins national award
Bolton Clarke has been named the inaugural Future of Ageing Awards winner in the Technology – Health and Wellbeing category for its digital independence offering.
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Social butterfly Thelma sparkles at 103
The secret to a long and happy life? Gratitude, according to Inverpine resident Thelma Sprott, 103.
U=U message central to addressing HIV stigma
More work still needs to be done to educate health care workers and families that when it comes to HIV, undetectable equals untransmissible (U=U), clinical experts say. U=U is a central message for World AIDS Day on 1 December.
Rowes Bay community steps into the future
A 30-bed dementia wing built to best practice design will be part of a major redevelopment at Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay residential aged care community in Townsville.
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Plastic poppies pay recycled respects
Bolton Clarke Inverpine residential aged care community and retirement village has commemorated Remembrance Day with a special service including poppies handmade by residents from recycled materials.
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Army carpenter Max builds his legacy from Sydney to Singapore
A career as an army tradesman sent Max Rostron across the world, from contributing to military base builds and humanitarian support in Singapore and Vietnam to helping construct Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House.
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Elvis returns to resident delight
The King has returned, delighting residents with a special concert at Bolton Clarke Macquarie View aged care community in Bolton Point.
Changing needs mean older women need more complex care at home
Women using home nursing services are older, less likely to have been born in Australia and have more complex medical needs than 10 years ago, a Melbourne research study has found.
Promoting mental wellbeing for veterans and families
Supporting mental wellbeing for veterans and their families is the focus of the Veteran Family Mental Wellbeing Series, a free resource created by Bolton Clarke Group including Altura Learning that gives voice to the experience of veterans and their families, as well as researchers and clinical professionals.
Be Healthy and Active hits a milestone
Bolton Clarke’s Be Healthy and Active program welcomed its 20,000th participant at this week’s Healthy Brain Healthy Body session at Eltham Living and Learning Centre, Melbourne.
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’56 pitcher Jack welcomes Olympic baseball’s return
News of baseball’s return to the Olympics in time for next year’s Tokyo Games has Banora Point resident Jack Knight remembering the day he took the pitch for Australia during the 1956 Olympic demonstration game in Melbourne.
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Aged care residents can’t contain Carnival buzz
The sound of trumpets and big brass bands echoed over the lawn at Bolton Clarke’s Sunset Ridge, Zilzie aged care community when it hosted all the fun of the carnival.
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Inverpine residents dig in to fresh produce
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine residential aged care community at Murrumba Downs are getting their hands dirty planting gardens with edible produce in a new therapeutic gardening program.
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Encyclopedia Mary shares 100 years of memories
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Mary Schultz is far younger than her 100 years. With a memory many would envy, a quick wit and broad knowledge of local history those who know her call her the walking encyclopedia.
All the world's a stage for Winders resident Doug
For Bolton Clarke Winders retirement living resident Doug Williams, all the world’s a stage. Doug first trod the boards in Canberra in 1963 and more than 50 years later is still actively involved in local theatre.
Co-design work will support better carer outcomes
Bolton Clarke is working with carers to co-design services and accommodation options that will allow people to age well and in place while ensuring carers have the support they need.
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From Big Prawn to Byron Bay – aged care residents take a holiday
For residents at Bolton Clarke’s Centaur Memorial community at Caloundra, living in residential aged care doesn’t mean giving up on holidays. Residents set out on their second annual road trip last month, heading south to take in the sights, experiences and tastes of the Gold Coast, Ballina and Byron Bay.
Bolton Clarke to partner on Shanghai projects
Bolton Clarke, one of Australia's most experienced not-for-profit aged care and senior living providers, has formalised a key joint venture agreement in China that will see the organisation partner on eight continuing care retirement communities serving one of the country’s largest population centres.
Creative flair keeps Rod busy at Fairways
Born under the stairs during an air raid in Devon, Torquay was quite a way to enter the world and since then Bolton Clarke Fairways, Bundaberg resident Rod Hingston has had a few close calls.
Local goods, live music at Breezes Market Day
Local craft, plants and produce will be on sale at 40 stalls when Bolton Clarke’s Breezes Retirement Village at Mackay opens its doors for its fourth annual Market Day and Open House on Saturday, 12 October.
Enjoy a Tea and Tour at Rowes Bay
Find out more about beachside retirement living in Townsville, join us for a friendly cuppa and meet some of our residents every Thursday from 10am-12pm. No booking required.
Tantula Rise Tea and Tour
Find out more about retirement living at our Tantula Rise community on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast. Join us for a friendly cuppa and meet some of our residents at our weekly Tea and Tour every Tuesday from 10am-12noon. No booking required.
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Community feeling a joy for Rowes Bay retirees
Making the move to retirement living was a practical decision for Bolton Clarke Rowes Bay residents Leigh and Penny Douglas, but it’s the community lifestyle they have grown to love.
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Toowoomba retirees remember parades past
Every Carnival of Flowers is memorable. But for Bolton Clarke Westhaven retirement village residents, who turned the village bus into a float for Saturday’s grand parade through Toowoomba, sharing the memories of carnivals past was just as important as creating new ones.
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Aged care community rallies for drought support
Residents and team members at Bolton Clarke’s Baycrest community at Hervey Bay have sent 120 slabs of bottled water to support families and aged care communities doing it tough in Stanthorpe.
Kiribati High Commissioner visits Pioneers
I-Kiribati team members from Bolton Clarke’s Pioneers residential aged care community at Longreach have welcomed a visit from Australian High Commissioner in Kiribati Bruce Cowled.
Retirement living residents cook up a storm
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Macquarie View retirement community have been cooking up a storm every week as part of the Recipes for Life program.
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Furry friends keep Ekka fever alive at Inverpine
The sights, sounds and tastes of the Ekka came to Bolton Clarke Inverpine at Murrumba Downs in August when residents, relatives and Bolton Clarke team members enjoyed the annual “Royal Inverpine Show.”
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Rock and roll at the Fernhill show!
The Ekka may be over for another year, but all the fun of the show lives on at Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill retirement village and aged care community, where residents, day therapy clients and Bolton Clarke team members have enjoyed the annual “Fernhill Community Show.”
Celebrating bayside lifestyle at Moreton Shores
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores retirement living community came together this month for the community's 12th birthday celebrations and an over-90s afternoon tea in the community’s lakeside Bay Club.
Long Tan memories still vivid for Farnorha resident Don
Bolton Clarke Farnorha resident Don ‘Jack’ Thomson, 84, was a special guest when the new movie Danger Close, about the Battle of Long Tan, opened in Cairns last week. But Don doesn’t need a movie to remember the events of that day – he was there, serving alongside Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith, played in the movie by actor Travis Fimmel.
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Homelessness can make you sick
Homelessness is enough to make you sick. Finding successful ways to engage with clients is the key to successful outreach, Bolton Clarke Homeless Persons Program’s Mary-Anne Rushford told the Social Justice in Nursing and Healthcare Conference in Melbourne on 30 July.
Baycrest residents receive star ‘tweetment’
Residents from Bolton Clarke’s Baycrest residential aged care community at Hervey Bay have been receiving the star ‘tweetment’ with monthly visits from some high-flying friends from Hervey Bay Animal Refuge.
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Bringing latest aged care design to Lake Macquarie
A state-of-the art residential aged care development will go ahead at Bolton Clarke’s Macquarie View site at Bolton Point following Lake Macquarie City Council approval this week.
Diabetes care trial supports optimum wellbeing at home
A first-of-its-kind research collaboration between Bolton Clarke Group and Austin Health is evaluating a new model of diabetes care to optimise diabetes management in the home and improve quality of life for older people.
Research leading the way in wound care
Bolton Clarke is taking the lead in prevention and early identification of evidence-based wound care with new research using narrow band imaging to detect problems early.
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Welcoming our newest Centenarian Club members in Brisbane
Nine Brisbane centenarians were honoured when Bolton Clarke hosted its second annual Centenarian Club morning tea at Brisbane City Hall on Tuesday, 2 October.
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Victorian centenarians kick up their heels
Five Melbourne centenarians joined in Bolton Clarke’s first Victorian Centenarian Club  celebration on 12 October, coinciding with the Victorian Seniors Festival.
He’s been everywhere – Caloundra’s centenarian doctor recalls the path that led him to Australia
From a childhood in India to study in Edinburgh, Scotland and wartime service in south-east Asia and Africa, it’s taken 100 years for Bolton Clarke Centaur Memorial resident Michael Innis to make his way to Caloundra.
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For centenarian May, Beatles tour still seems like Yesterday
Last month, shortly after celebrating her 103rd birthday in May, Bolton Clarke at home support client May Lowe was recalling a very different anniversary.
Care discussions need to take place sooner, research shows
PROVIDING greater opportunity for patients to have discussions around long-term health management before an acute event occurs could support better goals of care conversations in hospital, new research says.
Share a laugh during World Continence Week
Bolton Clarke clients and residents will be encouraged to enjoy a good laugh during World Continence Week from 17-23 June.
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Joy of play bridges the generation gap
An age gap of more than a century didn’t stop Bolton Clarke Fairview, Pinjarra Hills resident Kittie, 103, and 15-month old Harrison Kremmer from having lots of fun putting a puzzle together at the first meeting of the residential aged care community’s new intergenerational playgroup.
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Wilma the robotic cat wows Winders residents
A realistic robotic therapy cat is the latest member of Bolton Clarke’s Winders Lodge residential aged care family at Banora Point.
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Research ranks Bolton Clarke a design leader
Bolton Clarke has become the first Australian aged care provider to undergo benchmarking using a new Design Maturity Index which provides a basis for measuring the link between use of design and organisational success.
Good wife, long life says centenarian Charles, 102
At 102, Bolton Clarke Baycrest, Hervey Bay resident Charles Roberts credits his long life to “a good woman”.
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Paro has seal of approval from residents with dementia
Paro the robotic seal is making a real difference to improve quality of life for residents with dementia at Bolton Clarke’s Farnorha residential aged care community.
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From coast to coast - aged care residents take a holiday
Age is no barrier to having fun - that’s the message that rang out loud and clear when residents from Bolton Clarke’s Centaur Memorial community at Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, hit the road for a holiday to the Gold Coast this week.
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Virtual reality in aged care: the future is now
Bolton Clarke is expanding its work in the application of virtual reality technology into Residential Aged Care with a pilot that aims to improve resident experience and provide training opportunities for staff working with residents with dementia.
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Library of Aged Care Things changing lives
An online platform that shares cleaned and safety-checked aged care equipment with people who need it is fighting the war on waste and changing the life of Bolton Clarke At Home Support clients.
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Sue shines at LASA Qld awards
Sue Branchett from the Bolton Clarke Townsville At Home Support Services team has been recognised for her inspiring work in community nursing at the Queensland LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards.
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Breaking Ground on new Fernhill aged care community
The Bolton Clarke Fernhill aged care community in Caboolture has celebrated a milestone with a Turning of the Sod ceremony to mark the end of demolition and the next stage of developments.
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Innovation culture bears fruit
The latest in a series of innovations grounded in the relationships between frontline team members and customers were recognised this week with Bolton Clarke taking out the Innovation of the Year – Product and Innovation of the Year – Social Engagement Program categories at Ageing Asia’s 7th APAC Eldercare Innovation Awards.
Trishaw service brings joy of cycling to aged care residents
A global cycling movement aimed at giving aged care residents the chance to enjoy cycling in the outdoors and meet new people  has officially launched at Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay community in Townsville this week, with residents Joyce Bradley (102) and Violet Dirksen (100) having the first ride.
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Music, family and friendship still a joy for former teacher
For Margaret Upham, the recommendations of friends made it a very easy choice to move into our Fairview retirement community at Pinjarra Hills.
Age no barrier for volunteer
Bolton Clarke volunteer Yvonne is a familiar face at our Tantula Rise residential community on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Veteran Family Toolkit launched for Veteran Health Week
Bolton Clarke has a long history of supporting veterans and we have launched our Veteran Family Toolkit to align with Veteran’s Health Week 2018.
Dorothy Receives Logan Citizen of the Year Award
Bolton Clarke At Home Support client Dorothy Murphy the founder of Palliative Aids for Logan Services has been named Logan’s Citizen of the Year 2019 for her dedication to volunteer work in community services.
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Gold Coast seniors get active
Bolton Clarke residents and at home support clients on the Gold Coast  have come together again to celebrate fun, fitness and healthy competition at the annual HiJinx Games.
Bolton Clarke Commemorates ANZAC Day
Bolton Clarke has commemorated ANZAC Day 2019 with veteran clients, residents and community members at services held around Australia.
Music a delight for Winders’ self-taught pianist
Bolton Clarke Winders residential aged care resident James cannot read a note of music.
Podcast series gives voice to ANZAC stories
Bolton Clarke clients and residents are sharing their stories with the world in a new free podcast series, In Conversation with Bolton Clarke. Season Two, which launched on 8 April, will roll out in the approach to Anzac Day with a focus on the veteran experience and particularly on the experience of women in the services in line with the 2019 Anzac Day theme, Australian Service Nursing.
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Reconnecting with art part of Judy's restorative care
Growing up in Bundaberg, Bolton Clarke at home support client Judy loved sketching anyone who offered to pose – and sometimes those who didn’t.
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Creating compassionate communities a focus for social connection
Older people are meaningful members of society, and they want to be treated that way.
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Inverpine volunteer receives community honour
Bolton Clarke Inverpine volunteer Margaret Crosby has been awarded the Dickson Local Legend Award on Australia Day for her many years of community service as a volunteer with a number of charities and organisations.
Digital Stories Support Diversity For Aged Care Clients, Teams
Peak partners including Aborigines Advancement League, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria and Transgender Victoria joined Bolton Clarke teams to launch the organisation’s Digital Diversity Stories last week.
Lakeside Opening Gathers Moreton Shores Community Together
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores Community in Thornlands recently celebrated the opening of The Terrace, the latest addition to the modern lakeside community building.
Photo Technique Supports Better Wound Care Outcomes
A new technique for photographing wounds that could provide more information to support wound care in people with leg wounds is being investigated by the Bolton Clarke Research Institute (BCRI) in a project funded by Trajan Scientific and Medical.
Bolton Clarke Wins Oscar For Catering Innovation
Bolton Clarke has won Catering Innovation of the Year at the 2018 OSCAR Aged Care Hospitality Awardsin Melbourne for its work to improve the dining experience for people on texture modified diets.
Integration Meets Needs For Homelessness, Hiv
An innovative integration between Bolton Clarke’s HIV and Homeless Persons Programshas created better outcomes for clients.
Veteran Family Toolkit Launched For Veteran’s Health Week
Bolton Clarke has a long history of supporting veterans and we have launched our Veteran Family Toolkit to align withVeteran’s Health Week 2018.
Bolton Clarke Awarded For Catering Innovation
Bolton Clarke has won further recognition for innovation in food services with a national award at The Hospitality and Lifestyle Aged Care Awards (HLACA), announced in Melbourne on 2 November
Program Offers Mental Health Coaching For New Gippsland Parents
New and expectant parents in Gippsland can benefit from a free mental health program launched this month to address perinatal depression and anxiety.
Bolton Clarke Unveils World First In Dementia Design
Former Australian Olympic swim coach and Bolton Clarke Galleon Gardens, Currumbin Waters resident Don Talbot helped launch another world first this week when he cut the ribbon on the residential aged care community’s new dementia wing.
Wearable Device Supports Early Intervention Against Loneliness
Bolton Clarke has won further recognition for aged care innovation, this time for wearable technology to tackle social isolation and loneliness.
Bolton Clarke Village To Be Part Of Mixed-use Master Planned Precinct
Bolton Clarke, Australia’s largest independent not-for-profit provider of independent living, health and aged care services, has negotiated the purchase of a parcel of land in the Queen Street Village on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Creating Community Connections
Coretta Scott King once said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” By that measure Bolton Clarke’s Cazna Gardens, at Sunnybank Hills in Brisbane, is on the path to greatness, as measured by the actions of residents like Patricia Toohey.
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Bolton Clarke awarded for wellness, reablement and innovation
Bolton Clarke has received recognition for its work in Wellness, Reablement and Innovation at the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards presented at the 2019 Tri-State Conference in Albury last night.