Stories about our residents and clients

Home / News & Publications / News & Blog / Stories about our residents and clients

The comfort of community

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.

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.

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.

Thanks To Our Mandurah Volunteers for Service

A group of Mandurah volunteers who have contributed more than 65 years of service between them were honoured on Wednesday, 6th December.

The volunteers from Wearne House in Mandurah were celebrated at an afternoon tea and thanked for their outstanding dedication to the residents of Wearne House.

Every volunteer has a personal connection to Wearne House, whether that’s through family members or having worked there. Volunteers include former matron of 13 years, Mildred Underwood, and current residents of Amana Living’s hostel and retirement living accommodation.

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.

Pages