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Lifeview residents planting with a purpose

29 April, 2021

Lifeview’s residents have successfully teamed with its Chefs and Gardeners to cultivate and grow fresh produce for its kitchens. Aptly titled Planting with a Purpose, the hugely popular and successful program sees residents involved in everything from germinating seedlings, to planting, tending and harvesting the produce. Each quarter, when planning the season’s menus, which is […]

Altered Taste Symposium 28 June to 1 July 2021

29 April, 2021

Maintaining the pleasure in eating is important for everyone and a loss of appetite can affect enjoyment in eating, health and wellbeing. Sensory alterations to eating arise due to ageing, surgery, and a spectrum of common illnesses. Furthermore, older people, cancer patients, brain injured patients and others may have sensory troubles as well as difficulties […]

Dancing with Memories

29 April, 2021

Dancing with Memories – this is the most beautiful children’s book to share how it might be for a loved grandparent living with dementia. The illustrations by Cheryl Orsini are so vivid and each one says so much, and as to the words by Sally Yule, ‘My brain is foggy, but my heart burns bright. […]

Continuing Professional Development in Therapeutic Horticulture for staff within Aged Care homes

29 April, 2021

Soil to Supper’s Cath Manuel is delivering staff training for anyone interested in establishing a gardening program within aged care. This in-house training provides the necessary skills and knowledge for staff to deliver therapeutic gardening activities, support a therapeutic garden and grow fresh food within aged care homes. Staff training includes a full day onsite […]

Masterclass Champion: Andrew Smith, Kalyra Woodcroft Aged Care

29 April, 2021

The Maggie Beer Foundation loves to hear from cooks and chefs who have attended our Masterclasses and who return to their homes determined to make a difference. Andrew Smith, Head Chef at Kalyra Woodcroft in South Australia attended a Masterclass in Melbourne in 2019 and recently got in touch to let us know of a […]