Culinary campaign

Experience. Emmerton Park cook Jodie Ralston has rubbed shoulders with Maggie Beer in the kitchen, one of 30 selected to travel to Sydney for the ‘Creating An Appetite For Life’ program. The two-day program was hosted by the Maggie Beer Foundation, established in 2014 with the purpose of improving the food experience for those in …

2 years ago

Relax, unwind, socialise

Health. Emmerton Park’s first ‘Care Beyond Care’ day last week was a success as people in the community with a ‘progressive’ life limiting illness and their family carers were treated to a day of relaxation and socialisation. Held at the Respite House in Smithton, participants joined others going through similar experiences in sharing in the …

3 years ago

Jacqui’s jacket

Auction. Going once, going twice . . . sold to the highest bidder! This is the scenario that Emmerton Park employees and residents hope plays out when Senator Jacqui Lambie’s jacket is put up for auction today (Thursday February 11). Proceeds will go towards the construction of an extended special needs area at the Smithton …

3 years ago
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Care Beyond Cure program

Health. Emmerton Park has secured funding to pilot the ‘Care Beyond Care’ program at the Respite House in Smithton through its Primary Health Tasmania Care Coordination Program. Care coordinators Ivon Reuvers and Kristen Riley will deliver the program, which will provide complimentary therapeutic and social support to individuals in the community with a diagnosed ‘progressive’ …

3 years ago

Down memory lane

Dancing. Emmerton Park residents will soon put on their dancing shoes and twirl down memory lane for an afternoon of old time dancing. Many an evening were spent in community halls dancing into the night to old-time favourites like ‘Gypsy Tap’, ‘Pride of Erin’ and the ‘Progressive Barn Dance’ and now Emmerton Park hopes to …

3 years ago

Sunflowers shine down

Leisure. As he wakes to see the sun glistening through his window, Martin Huisman is delighted by the view of his vibrant sunflowers each morning. A resident of Emmerton Park for the past three years, Mr Huisman can often be found pottering in the gardens and he has taken great pleasure in watching his latest …

3 years ago

Evoking special memories

Interaction. Emmerton Park is piloting a new palliative care therapy program to be launched across the country next month. In a bid to create palliative-based therapy for locals with dementia, the Tasmanian Association of Hospice and Palliative Care has initiated the program ‘My Life My Music’. The program offers people with dementia, and their families, …

3 years ago
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Caring canines

Interaction. Emmerton Park residents love visits from man’s best friend and they would like to see more of them. It is through not-for-profit organisation Delta Society Australia that volunteers can bring their furry friends to the facility. Volunteer Sue Jennings and her nine-year-old collie Tash have been involved in the program making monthly visits for …

3 years ago

Open day

Free. Emmerton Park is hosting an open day on Friday with activities to entice all ages. Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, the National Aged Care Open Day will see staff, volunteers and community members join to celebrate the efforts of all those involved in the Smithton aged-care facility. From 1.30 to 3pm, …

3 years ago

A ride like no other

Care. A local not-for-profit organisation and an aged care facility have combined to provide a unique form of assistance to those facing mobility difficulties. A Toyota Porte was recently purchased by Emmerton Park assisted by a $5000 donation from Treasure Chest, with the passenger seat of the two-door car transformed into a fully removable mobile …

3 years ago