Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
4th November 2020
Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
4th November 2020
An official Site Blessing of the new Calvary St Catherine’s Retirement Community occurred on Thursday 15th October. Located in Berri, South Australia, the development will deliver a new aged care residence on a greenfield site to replace the existing facility. The design will allow for future expansion, and has been
19th October 2020
An initiative to connect some of Calvary’s Newcastle aged care residents to pen pals at a local primary school during the Covid-19 lockdown won hearts and minds when it featured on The Sunday Project television program. The targeted letter writing program prompted the residents, many of whom have dementia, to
29th September 2020
The surroundings might have changed at the new-look Ryde Residential Aged Care home, but the connections and bonds between residents and staff have not. Like the one between retired sea captain Stephen Alphonso and Pastoral Care Coordinator Glen Renton, who sat down recently to share some laughs, and their story.
28th September 2020
Eighty residents recently made the move ‘next door’ to their new, purpose-built aged care home in the 8-hectare grounds of Calvary Ryde Retirement Community. General Manager Joseph Massih said the move marked the completion of the first stage of the $60 million major redevelopment, which will also include an additional
16th September 2020
Aged Care Day recognises each and every Calvary team member that is involved in caring for older Australians, receiving home care or residential care services. Aged Care Employees Day puts these everyday heroes in the spotlight, celebrates them, and highlights the many different roles of those involved in the aged care journey.
12th August 2020
More than 80 residential aged care residents at Calvary Ryde Retirement Community will move into the new Ryde Residential Aged Care facility in the first week of August. Their new home will have the best of both worlds – a brand new facility with single rooms, all with ensuites; and
16th July 2020
The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 is the International Year of Nurses and Midwives, with International Midwives Day celebrations on Tuesday, May 5th and International Nurses Day celebration on Tuesday, May 12th.
16th March 2020
Congratulations to Eileen McDonell (nee Greene), born in Coonamble, New South Wales, who turned 100 years old on Monday 2 March 2020. In 1942 Eileen joined the war effort, signing up with the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) in Sydney. Posted to Richmond Air Force base she worked first
5th March 2020
Calvary Bruce Public Hospital Bruce in partnership with Capital Health Network, were yesterday evening awarded an Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Award for their “Trialling a Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Service in the ACT”. ACHS CEO, Dr Karen Luxford presented the award, saying the
29th November 2019
It is a great pleasure to facilitate the Health 2040 Taskforce Report released today.
15th August 2019
Over the past three days, 15 Pastoral Care and Mission personnel from Calvary’s hospitals, aged and community care streams have been in Melbourne, attending the annual National Conference of Spiritual Care Australia (SCA). Calvary is a proud supporter of the conference which this year attracted 250 attendees from across Australia
20th June 2019
Calvary Ryde Retirement Community, in Sydney NSW, has a special place in the history of Calvary and the Little Company of Mary, as it was the second formal facility the LCM Sisters established following their arrival in Australia in 1885.
14th June 2019
On 23rd of March Sister Eymard McNamara LCM celebrated her 105th birthday at a celebration with family, friends and her LCM community at Calvary Ryde Retirement Community.
13th June 2019
On 19 June the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (‘VAD’) comes into effect in Victoria. Since the Act’s passing in 2017, Catholic Health and Aged Care services in Victoria have been working together to ensure that we have a clear and consistent response to the Act. Our services are committed
12th June 2019
Professor Nicholas Glasgow has been appointed as Chair of the Calvary Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute. Professor Glasgow takes over from the Inaugural Chair, Professor Liz Lobb. Professor knowledge, expertise and outstanding leadership have been invaluable in establishing the Institute as a leader in palliative and end
21st May 2019
A new report commissioned by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) calls for the provision of more home-based palliative care services to relieve pressure on hospitals and save valuable health system dollars. CHA, the peak body for Catholic health and aged care service providers in Australia, launched the report today at Calvary
12th March 2019
Calvary has again been awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for the fifth consecutive year. The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation recognizes Calvary’s active commitment to achieving gender equality in our workplaces. Martin Bowles, Calvary’s National Chief Executive Officer and a WGEA Ambassador
26th February 2019
Today marks the official commencement of the $60m redevelopment of Calvary Ryde Retirement Community. The redevelopment is on track for completion in early 2020. Plans commenced back in 2007 and after much discussion and lots of commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm the DA approval was granted in July 2017, works are now set
30th November 2018
Over the last month, Calvary Mt Carmel residents have let their creativity soar, building their own town for the Woodlands ‘Build a Town’ competition. Calvary Mt Carmel were invited to participate in a regional inter facility aged care competition to Build a Town – 30 August 2018. Guidelines included involving
4th September 2018
Thirty One Trainees were recognised at Calvary Cessnock Graduation Evening On Thursday 22 March over 160 employees, families and friends braved the wild weather to celebrate thirty one successful trainees’ graduation dinner and ceremony at Potters Tavern Marquee in the Hunter Valley. The special occasion was marked with National Director
22nd March 2018
Saturday 7 April Calvary Muswellbrook Retirement Community are hosting a Country Fair and Open Day Join us for a tour of the brand new display villas or come and browse through the many market stalls. There will be a variety of stands including handmade crafts, a BBQ, cake stall
1st March 2018
Sr Cecelia started volunteering at Calvary Cessnock in 2009. She uses her own hearing loss to assisting residents with hearing loss and improving their quality of life. The transformation in residents who have been helped and supported by Sr Cecelia is heartwarming to see. Speaking with residents shows you are never to old
1st March 2018
This year Calvary Mt Carmel Retirement Community, in Maitland, introduced a new Mums and Bubs Club.
18th January 2018
Calvary Cessnock showed the positive impact that movement and music can have on health, wellbeing and mobility in elderly people.
15th December 2017
Our wonderful residents, staff, volunteers and families at Calvary Cooinda in Singleton hosted their annual Carols on 7 December.
8th December 2017
Calvary Ryde Retirement Community employee Consolata Muthee was recognised for her achievements by being presented with the Young Acheiver’s award in the Celebration of African Australian Inc. NSW awards.
30th November 2017
Cutting of the ribbon photo from L to R: Sr Maryellen Thomas RSJ, Sr Marion Gambin RSJ, Sr Raye Boyle LCM, Father Philip Marshall VG, Jim Birch AM, Sr Helen Kelly LCM, The Hon. John Watkins AM, Martin Bowles PSM, Sr Kathleen Cotterill LCM, Mrs Logan, Julie Dundon, Mr Logan,
27th November 2017
To celebrate National Recycling Week, we wanted to share a message from Greg Robertson, the Domestic Services Manager here at Calvary Health Care ACT who continues to set high sustainability benchmarks for large businesses in the ACT. “I am very proud that Calvary have been awarded ACT’s largest recycler three
15th November 2017
Calvary Retirement Communities employee Maxene Vernon (Max) has been recognised for 30 years of service within both Allandale and Calvary sites. Max has worked across many roles in her time at Calvary.
13th November 2017
Pictured above from left: Sam’s wife Pam, Sam with Pickles and Sam’s son Ben. Sam and Pickles at Calvary Haydon Retirement Community. Sam and Pickles were living at home together but the time came to move into an aged care facility. Sam was delighted that he could bring his
31st October 2017
Resident Janet Marshall and her husband Jeff have been married for 57 years where they have dedicated most of their time to helping others. The couple continue their hobbies and their love of gardening at Calvary St Francis Retirement Community. Each day Jeff attends the aged care facility to visit
24th October 2017
At Calvary Retirement Communities we have many fathers and grandfathers in various roles across our fifteen sites.Peter Hawkes, a father of three and grandfather of seven, has been working at Calvary Haydon in Bruce since its inception in 2007.
1st September 2017
With a sense of unease and discomfort, Calvary noted several media articles over the weekend of 19 and 20 August 2017 which claim that the “Catholic church” is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees who marry their same-sex partner if gay marriage is legalised. We reassure staff and
29th August 2017
On Wednesday 23 August Calvary St Martin de Porres Retirement Community in Waratah celebrated their 25th Birthday.
23rd August 2017
Calvary Nazareth Retirement Community in Belmont North is a multicultural aged care facility that recognises and embraces the different backgrounds and heritage of the staff, residents and their families. Wednesday 9 August is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples which recognises the unique cultures of the 370 million Indigenous peoples across the world, living in 90 countries and speaking over 7000 different languages.
9th August 2017
Dying To Know Day, held on the 8 August, is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement. Calvary Retirement Communities Director Mission Matthew Peel has been working in pastoral and palliative care for over 25 years.
8th August 2017
United Nations International Friendship Day (Sunday 30 July 2017) celebrates the importance of strong bonds to help address crises and challenges. Moving into aged care can sometimes be difficult. Calvary residents Jean and Luisa have developed a close friendship since moving into Calvary St Francis in Eleebana.
28th July 2017
Calvary Ryde Retirement Community employee Gordana Knezic loves her role in aged care. She has been working in the aged care industry and at Calvary Ryde for the past 30 years.
26th July 2017
On Wednesday 12 of July Sr Mary Cecelia Creigh celebrated her diamond Jubilee as a Sister of St Joseph.
18th July 2017
Over the past eight weeks students from St Philip’s Christian College have been visiting residents at Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community as part of their Young At Heart program.
21st June 2017
Calvary Clinical Care Coordinator Madolyn Miller provides daily clinical and emotional support and is a voice for the aged care residents she cares for. The 15th of June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) and aims to speak up in opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older people
15th June 2017
Men’s Health Week 2017 runs from the 12th-18th of June and focuses on improving and maintaining the health of men, boys and their families.
13th June 2017
Calvary Retirement Communities focuses on holistic palliative and end of life care which encompasses supporting the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of aged care residents, their families and carers.
24th May 2017
Calvary Retirement Communities focuses on holistic palliative and end of life care which encompasses supporting the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of aged care residents, their families and their carers.
23rd May 2017
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.
12th May 2017
The Calvary Cessnock Auxiliary was established in May 1963 and has served the local community for over 50 years. The group of 10 are part of the 6 million volunteers across Australia that will be celebrated this week as part of National Volunteer Week (8th -14th week).
10th May 2017
Maria Roberts has volunteered across the Hunter Region for most of her life. She is celebrating 15 years of service at Calvary St Martin de Porres Retirement Community in Waratah.
9th May 2017
Local Cundletown resident Ailsa Turner has supported the residents of aged care facility Calvary St Paul’s Retirement Community for the last 15 years. Ailsa is one of the 6 million volunteers across Australia that will be celebrated as part of National Volunteer Week (8th -14th week).
8th May 2017
Little Company of Mary (Calvary), Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites) and Mary MacKillop Care SA (MMC) are pleased to announce that Calvary will acquire MMC in South Australia.
4th May 2017
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