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Keeping in touch with our elders

31 March, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change how we live and interact with each other, including now restrictions on visiting aged care homes, it might be time to get creative with how to keep in touch with family and friends who can’t have visitors. An aged care home in the UK recently shared on their […]

What’s in season?

31 March, 2020

In the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we all know that being healthy is an important protective factor and will help to reduce the impact of Coronavirus.  What we eat is so important at this time because it is central to staying well and managing other medical conditions which might otherwise contribute to vulnerability. It is […]

Maintaining Wellness with Gardening by Cath Manuel

31 March, 2020

As I’m writing this article for the Foundation things are constantly changing in our world. We can’t hug our friends, can’t meet for a coffee, can’t visit destinations and enjoy social connections. Now that organisations are following social distancing practices and many homes in lockdown, it’s important for residents to maintain wellness through this time. With […]

Hungry for change: tackling food waste in aged care

31 March, 2020

Research by the NSW Government found that in NSW, 3.5kg of food waste is generated for every aged care resident each week, costing aged care providers an average of $1,300 every week. Through a pilot run by the NSW Government’s Love Food Hate Waste program, participating centres cut their food waste by an average of […]

Masterclass Champion – Joshua Drain, Catholic Healthcare

31 March, 2020

Joshua Drain, Chef at Catholic Healthcare’s Gertrude Abbott and the Sister Anne Court Aged Care, attended a ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ Masterclass in Sydney late last year and is now putting ideas and inspirations into the meals he prepares daily. Between the two aged care homes, Joshua and his team of 12, prepare meals […]