You’ve got a friend in me

  Social. Friendship is intergenerational as Emmerton Park’s latest program is showing.  A new program at the aged care home emphasises social interaction and connection between young and old.  Organiser Brianna Hite says the idea sparked when someone close to her heart stopped by to visit her at work one day.  “My nephew came in …

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Here’s to 40 years

  Milestone. During Emmerton Park’s four decades of history, Toni Hennessy has been there through it all.  Starting a day or two before the official opening of the old Wybia Hotel on November 20, 1978, Toni played a part in the more recent move to the current facility on March 17, 2008 as well.  “There …

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Sounds of Emmerton Park

Radio. The familiar voice of Chris Morris echoes throughout the hallways of Emmerton Park every week. At a live broadcast with an audience of residents, staff, volunteers and visitors watching on, the volunteer radio host hit the airwaves for the 400th time last Tuesday. “This was the biggest sit down audience I ever had,” Chris …

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Radio. 400th program

Emmerton Park’s award winning in-house radio station will broadcast it’s 400th program next week. Presented by Chris Morris, a former presenter with Coast FM, the station began as a source of entertainment for residents and staff when Chris began volunteering with Emmerton Park in his retirement. “So I produced a radio program here each week …

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Mouthwatering fun

Event. Food, glorious food is the theme of this year’s Seniors Week. On from October 15 to 21, the week-long event encourages our senior members of the community to ‘Discover. Imagine. Together’. During the week, Emmerton Park will host a scrumptious calendar of events. On Monday October 15, head along to the Indoor Bias Bowls …

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Come be a buddy

Volunteer. Small actions make a big difference, Emmerton Park staff can tell you. The team is now asking community members to support the Dementia Buddy Program. September is Dementia Awareness Month and this year the Dementia Australia campaign highlights the contribution of volunteers through the theme, Small Actions, Big Difference. The Smithton aged care home …

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Caring about care

Merit. Emmerton Park has had its commitment to excellence in care reaffirmed. The local aged care home recently received its renewed accreditation of standards by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.  “It’s a real team effort to maintain our accreditation,” says chief executive officer Ian Adams. “Our staff, residents and volunteers; everyone does so much.”  …

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Stress buster

Wellbeing. Emmerton Park is helping residents reduce stress through mindfulness. It is not only residents who are practising being in the present, they are joined by staff, volunteers and members of the wider community. Technology plays a great part in the weekly sessions, with the group’s teacher Astrid de Ruiter based on the mainland and …

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Support for residents

Donation. The giving spirit of the community will provide comfort and safety to Emmerton Park residents living with Huntington’s disease. More than $20,000 in donations from the Montagu Campers, Treasure Chest and Huntington’s Disease Association of Tasmania allowed for the purchase of a purpose built bed and chair for the local aged care home. Huntington’s …

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Cheers everyone

Event. Emmerton Park will celebrate 10 years in the aged care home next week. Following the 50 year anniversary of the organisation late last year, residents and staff will mark one decade in the current facility with an afternoon tea. Previously situated at the former Wybia Motel, community fundraising as well as $8.5 million worth …

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