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Gaye Clayton and Steve Kitchen were total strangers until three years ago when they moved into Amana Living Meadow Springs Village within one week of each other. Now they’re firm friends, a bond that was cemented by an unfortunate accident about a year ago.

Steve explains, “Gaye fell over and broke her wrist but her family wasn't available to take her to the hospital so I took her to Peel Health Campus and also specialist appointments in Rockingham.”

Amana Living launches harp therapy

A unique project to introduce harp therapy into Perth residential aged care centres has been launched by Amana Living.

Based on residents’ positive response to the bedside harp performances during the 2018 Amana Living Arts Festival, the organisation has decided to introduce harp therapy on a regular basis.

The eight-week project has started at Moline Care Centre and involves group and one-to-one Reverie Harp sessions delivered by volunteers.  The Reverie Harp was chosen because it’s a small instrument which can be played by anyone regardless of their musical background.

Talented musician and music therapist Giuseppe Reina joins Amana Living

From studying violin and piano aged 9 at the Conservatorium in Sicily and later at the University in Rome to delivering music therapy in hospitals, Giuseppe Reina’s music career spans 15 years and he is now bringing his passion for music therapy to Amana Living.

This enthusiastic and hugely talented musician and music therapist will be responsible for delivering music therapy across Amana Living’s 36 sites, including its Tune into Life programme for people living with dementia.

First ever arts festival created for WA’s older people

Amana Living Arts Festival: 12 February to 25 March 2018 

WA’s first ever arts festival created specifically for seniors, the Amana Living Arts Festival, launches Monday 12th February.

From Wu Tao dance classes to bedside harp solos, this six-week Festival will deliver more than 150 events for older people from Perth, Australind and Kalgoorlie. The Festival takes place at over 50 locations including Amana Living sites, community centres and iconic venues such as the State Theatre Centre of WA, Art Gallery of WA and WA Maritime Museum.

DANCE, MUSIC, SCULPTURE, CREATIVE WRITING, POETRY, DRAMA AND MORE!

Welcome to the 2018 Amana Living Arts Festival.

This inaugural event will provide Amana Living customers with an array of artistic experiences and adventures to enjoy over six weeks, from 12 February to 25 March 2018.

More than 150 events will take place across 50 locations including Amana Living sites, central community facilities, and prestigious arts venues.   There will be something for everyone!

Sensory experience to reconnect families

A specialist dementia care centre in Kinross recently hosted a sensory extravaganza in a bid to help residents reconnect with loved ones.

Amana Living’s Kinross Care Centre organised a SENSEational celebration event for residents and their family and friends to enjoy together.

Residents and their guests were invited to take part in meditation, put their personal touch on an interactive art installation, enjoy a cuddle with two therapy Greyhounds, and ‘squish, pop and crunch’ their way through a sensory walk.

Open Day at Amana Living Treendale Village

Ever wondered what life is like at a retirement village? Now is your chance to find out with an open day being held at Amana Living Treendale Village on 16 November.

The open day will run from 1pm to 3pm and feature an information session, tours of the leisure and social amenities, and inspections of the available villas. A high tea will be served at 2pm and there will be the opportunity to meet other residents at this community-minded village.

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.

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