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Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

Amana Living is proud to be involved in the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture as a supporting partner in 2017. This is the second year we’ve sponsored this amazing competition which provides a showcase for Australia’s premier artists. 

We love celebrating the creative process, and providing artistic experiences for our residents and clients as part of the Amana Living Enrichment Program. The program places a high value on activities that promote lifelong learning, choice and independence, catering for a broad range of abilities, gifts and preferences.

Give The Gift Of Music To People Living With Dementia

Support the Tune into Life expansion

In 2016 we piloted an innovative music program called Tune into Life to help people with dementia reconnect with deep memories and their loved ones. 

The clients who took part in the pilot were happier and enjoyed better relationships with our staff, as well as their loved ones, through listening to music together.    

Now, we want to expand the program to all our care centres in Perth and have created the Tune into Life iPod Drive to support the program’s expansion. 

We need your help. 

Residents keen to go digital

Karrinyup retirement village residents enjoyed a coaching session in June on using digital technology to explore, shop and connect.

Telstra and the Seniors Recreation Council of WA hosted the free coaching session to show seniors how easy it is to access information like transport schedules, order groceries online, and connect with family and friends using technology.

Among the participants were residents from Amana Living’s Moline Village in Karrinyup, who were bussed to Telstra’s head office for the session.

Community backs mini golf

Residents at our Kalgoorlie care centre, Edward Collick Home, have been enjoying their new mini golf course over the past few months, thanks to generous donations of funds and time by the local community.

At the end of May, the wheelchair-accessible course was officially opened by John Bowler, Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Wendy Duncan MLA.

The event was an opportunity to invite and thank the supporters who had made the new facility possible.

 

Home care options include social outings

Home care isn't just about having services delivered to your doorstep. The package we put together for you will depend on what you think will make your life better, more enriched, more independent.

This photo was taken on an outing with our Kites social program. Groups of people are matched for their interests and preferences. Then we organise trips and support them with any needs or requests they may have during the outing.

Enrichment on Channel 7

Our enrichment activities have attracted the attention of Channel 7, with two segments airing earlier this month.

The intergenerational activities at Club Kinross provided excellent footage for Today Tonight. Children from the local kindy visit our clients with dementia regularly to play games. The fun had by both generations is quite touching, and importantly it provides our clients with an opportunity to be 'grandparents' and the children with the chance to mix with older people when they may not have extended family around.

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