Little things colour the world of Henley Manor residents

It might be the blooms of colour planted in the new donated raised garden beds adorning the balconies of her home at Calvary Henley Manor that bring the most joy to resident Barbara Barnes. More likely it is the fact she, and the other residents themselves, have had a say

Dan Castillo | Calvary Vonlea Manor’s face behind the food

Calvary Vonlea Manor‘s Dan Castillo has a reputation for preparing incredible gourmet platters and tasty delights for residents, families and staff. Today we find out a bit more about the passionate chef, who tells us he ‘cooks because he cares’ and loves connecting with residents as part of his job. For Dan, food is his

Love thy neighbour, one stitch at a time

A weekly knitting group that began as a social get-together for retirees at the new Calvary Kooyong retirement living, health and aged care precinct, has quickly becoming an exercise in helping thy neighbours – one stitch at a time. The ladies of the ‘Knit ‘n Knatter’ group help create comfort

Calvary Sandhill residents chip in to help homeless

For a year, residents at Calvary Sandhill aged care home have been whipping up batches of choc-chip cookies and muffins and packaging them up for delivery to local homelessness charity, Strike It Out. Calvary Sandhill’s Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator, Candace Harrington, said she approached residents after seeing a post from

Calvary volunteer receives OAM at Australia Day Honours

Calvary volunteer Anne Crummy has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The retired librarian became a volunteer archivist with Calvary in Hobart in 2017 after returning to her home town.  Since then she has been part of a team developing