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2. Resident Valda Wardley will be one of the Calvary Goonawarra team manning the stall at SunFest.
Crafty Calvary residents back for fun in the SunFest

Crafty residents will be front and centre at Calvary Goonawarra‘s stall at SunFest this weekend, selling knitted items and bead jewellery made especially for the community festival. The Calvary Goonawarra team are back bigger and better this year, after being awarded Best Business/Service at their inaugural appearance at last year’s festival. Behind

Tom & Lyla’s story: Peace of mind amongst friends

It was a fall that did it. “I had a fall in the bathroom in our old apartment,” recalled Lyla Weisler, one of the first retirees to move into the new Hyson Apartments, part of the new Calvary Kooyong integrated care precinct in Melbourne. “I just fell and I couldn’t

Nancy comes home to her happy place

Calvary Mirridong, in Bendigo, Victoria, was once named “Bendigo Blind Home”. In 1960, a local radio station ran a “Give it a Name” competition to rename the home. There were 490 entries submitted and the winning entry “Mirridong”, meaning happy home, came from Nancy Winzar. Nancy, who is now 94

Inaugural mass and blessing of the Calvary Kooyong Chapel

This week, friends and colleagues at Calvary Kooyong attended a moving Inaugural Mass and Chapel Blessing of the onsite Chapel. The event was attended by the Calvary Sisters, residents from the onsite Huntly Suites aged care home and the Hyson retirement apartments, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem staff and volunteers as

New Melbourne precinct takes ageing in place to the next level

Graham Archer personifies Calvary Kooyong’s long-held vision and underlying care concept to support its residents and patients to live well and meet their changing health or social needs. “This whole place really is a total package,” says Graham, whose world changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Quality in Retreat – Reigniting the Debate on Quality

As a member of the Global Impact Committee (GIC), I am pleased to share our first report, Quality in Retreat – Reigniting the Debate on Quality. The GIC leads thought leadership programs to promote the priority of quality in health care aimed at senior leaders of health care systems, politicians

Enriching lives, one song at a time

A special choir in suburban Melbourne is helping people living with Huntington’s Disease find their voice and enrich their lives, one song at a time. Run by Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, the Enrich choir brings joy, provides therapeutic and social benefits, and helps enable participants to live their best lives.

three elderly sisters sitting on a couch together in an aged care home
The Three Sisters of Calvary

While most consider the Three Sisters to be a famous landmark and tourist destination in the Blue Mountains, at Calvary, we also have our very own ‘three sisters’ who are not only an attraction but also the heart and soul of Calvary Lower Plenty Garden Views. Situated in Melbourne’s leafy

Acknowledging the importance of Anzac Day

Anzac Day falls on 25 April each year, commemorating the lives of all Australians who have served their country in times of war, including our own Leslie Hughes, a resident at Calvary Rye Sands on the Mornington Peninsula.

Report calls for more home-based palliative care

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