Retirement Communities

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Friday, 12th of May is International Nurses Day where nurses are celebrated and recognised across the globe. We profile four of Australia’s 250,000 nurses and the different pathways their careers have taken them. Erin, Registered Nurse Erin has spent the last 13 years working in the aged care industry. Now in

Calvary Cessnock and WEA Hunter partner to provide pre-vocational aged care training program

From left: Calvary Cessnock Clinical Nurse Educator Ashleigh Johns, Calvary Cessnock Mentor Kate Greentree, Calvary Cessnock General Manager Kristin Smith, WEA Hunter Acting Education Unit Senior Officer Kylie Williams, Calvary Retirement Communities Learning and Development Manager Neda Deilamy Moezzi Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community alongside WEA Hunter are delivering an integrated,

Calvary St Francis Volunteer Acknowledged at 2016 Shortland Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Christina Limeburner has been recognised in the recent Shortland Volunteer Awards for her work at Calvary St Francis, Eleebana.  The 2016 Shortland Volunteer Awards call on community members to nominate exceptional volunteers who live in the Shortland Electorate and/or donate their time to assist not-for-profit organisations in the Shortland Electorate. Christina

Calvary 2016 Christmas Card artwork
Wishing you warmth and joy at Christmas

From all of us at Calvary, wishing you the warmth, hope and happiness of Christmas. Each year our Christmas message features an image that celebrates hope and joy for others. This year we feature a mixed media artwork collaboratively produced by Calvary Health Care Bethlehem’s Friday art therapy patient group. The theme represents things that

Calvary St Joseph new garden
Calvary’s Garden for all Senses

Introducing the New Five Senses Garden at Calvary St Joseph’s in the Newcastle suburb of Sandgate. With a waterfall, chicken pen and edible plants (herbs and apples), the new garden at Calvary St Joseph’s Retirement Community has been carefully curated to offer an experience that will engage all of the

Launch of Death, Dying and Palliative Care DVD

One of the patients, Virginia de Groot, generously shares with the students her challenging experience of having a terminal illness and talking about it with her family, which for many of the students was a very moving and emotional experience.

Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW partner in ‘Story of our Lives’ dementia pilot program

Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community, in the NSW Hunter Region, and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, have launched a ‘Story of our Lives’ pilot program to further enrich residential dementia care. Calvary Cessnock currently offers aged care accommodation for 296 residents with 96 secure dementia accommodation places. Alzheimer’s Australia provides support and advocacy

Calvary staff
My Calvary

Calvary is filled with smiling faces, team spirit and staff who enjoy what they do every day. Watch how the heroes of Calvary talk about how wonderful and satisfying it is to be a part of Calvary.

Calvary worker taking patients for a walk
How Calvary makes a difference

Calvary provides staff with the tools and skills better their work environment. Watch our video to see how Calvary makes a difference in their working environment and the residents lives.

Celebrating 130 years of compassionate care

This year marks the 130th Anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary in Australia, on 4 November 1885. In 1885 at the invitation of Cardinal Moran, six Sisters of the Little Company of Mary sailed from Naples on the SS Liguria headed for Australia.

Retirement Village vegie garden
Growing passion

Resident supplying quality produce Malcolm, our keen resident gardener at St Francis has produced an amazing supply of quality home grown fruit and vegetables. He has had a bumper winter crop, thanks to a combination of his new found skills and the nutrients supplied by the recent edition of a

cutting the celebration cake
40 years of care

Mt Providence celebrates 40 years of service Calvary Mt Providence Retirement Community celebrated its 40th birthday on 29 June, 2015. The celebrations included hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event. The money raised will help to fund world class research, prevention programs and support services for cancer patients and their

Tasty Tuesdays

Haydon residents enjoy leisurely lunch Calvary Haydon Retirement Community is passionate about making a difference in the lives of their residents. Tuesdays are a special day for residents living with memory loss. On the first Tuesday of the month the Chef and Catering Manager take the residents out to the