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  • A lifetime of friendship at Bimbimbie

    Moira Stewart and Peggy McDonnell are friends spanning 1 century, 8 decades or maybe just 75 years sounds about right. Their story began when working together, at John Sandersons Shipping Lines, Spencer Street Melbourne in the 1940’s. Moira was a PA in the Finance department, Peggy worked in the Cargo department as a stenographer, two […]

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  • Letter to residents and their families

    Dear residents and families,    Happy Mother’s Day!   I’m hoping we can make Mother’s Day special for you and your loved ones this coming Sunday, even though it will be different to what we’ve come to expect.   The emotional urge to catch up with family and friends over the Mother’s Day weekend is […]

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  • ANZAC Day – We Did Remember Them

    ANZAC Day is one of the most important days of the year in the RSL LifeCare calendar. Despite restrictions and social distancing requirements, due to COVID-19, RSL LifeCare residents, clients, staff and the local community across NSW and the ACT did not waver in their commitment to commemorate those who serve their country. As Australians […]

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  • Mark ANZAC DAY Differently This Year

    ANZAC Day 2020 will undoubtedly be a strange and unfamiliar experience however there is still plenty of things you can do from home to be involved and show your ANZAC Spirit. Mark ANZAC Day differently by joining us in solidarity from your own driveway, balcony or front door for ‘Light Up The Dawn’ at 6:00am. […]

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  • RSL LifeCare to Cancel all Anzac Day Services across NSW and ACT

    Following careful consideration and in line with the decision made by RSL NSW on Monday 16 March 2020 RSL LifeCare will cancel all public Anzac activities across NSW and the ACT. The risk to the vulnerable residents and clients for whom we care, and our staff, during the current health situation is simply too high […]

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  • Creative expression builds a bridge

    Barriers are dismantled when different generations come together over art. This is the message being heralded by RSL LifeCare on the Far North Coast of NSW. Art crosses all boundaries..This smashes the stereotypes of nursing homes” – Marek Zayler resident at Patrick Bugden VC Gardens Artistés in Residence is an upcoming art exhibition comprising works […]

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  • Giving To Each Other

    Forming connections and feeling useful are some of the results from a new playgroup established on the NSW Far South Coast at RSL LifeCare’s Albert Moore Gardens, Merimbula. Since May, the aged care home has hosted an intergenerational playgroup in which the basic human need “to give” has being realised. Research into intergenerational play has […]

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  • 80 years ago today

    80 years ago today, Australians listened to their radios as Britain, and therefore Australia, declared war on Germany. Thousands of RSL LifeCare’s residents heard the radio broadcast with their own ears – a moment that would change the world and their own individual lives, forever. Here are a few of their memories… We were next […]

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  • Little Diggers Preschool Enriches both Young and Old

    Young and old living together in close proximity is nothing new at RSL LifeCare’s ANZAC Village, Narrabeen. In 2013 the Little Diggers Preschool opened its doors within the grounds of the iconic aged care village on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.  Since then it has bridged the gap between the generations with weekly visits of pre-schoolers to […]

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  • Recognition for valued work

    Employees honoured for commitment to working with RSL LifeCare Federal MP Jason Falinski says the age care system has never been better and the biggest reason for this is the people working in the sector. Mr Falinski recently spoke at RSL LifeCare’s Long Service Awards lunch, held at “The War Vets” in Narrabeen. “Caring for […]

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  • Museum plants knowledge in the minds of the future

    “That is such a satisfying sound!” says one student with awe. He is absorbing the touch, smell, sound and sight of a typewriter originally used in WWII by doctor DG Croll. The primary school students huddle around their teacher, trying to see the machine in action as the arms, each bearing a letter, fling skywards […]

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  • Our Writers

    Since 1911 RSL LifeCare has been serving the community by providing professional, caring support for veterans. Today, we welcome all members of the public – whether veteran or non-veteran – to live in our villages, care homes or at your home. RSL LifeCare is committed to sharing ‘real’ stories from our staff, residents and their […]

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  • Building starts in Dubbo for a new 42 bed residential care facility

    RSL LifeCare invests $12 million in new Dubbo Aged care home. RSL LifeCare expects to quickly fill a more than $12 million nursing home that will be built beside Horizons Village in west Dubbo and generate 78 jobs. The 100-year-old and not-for-profit organisation, which bought the established retirement village four months ago, is also planning […]

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  • Teloca House, Narrandera expansion

    Credit to: Narrandera Argus Caring for the elders among us Teloca House, located in the heart of Narrandera, is one of only two aged care facilities in the town. In 2015 Teloca’s ownership moved from the local Shire Council to RSL LifeCare, and in-so-doing became one of 29 care homes operated by RSL LifeCare across […]

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  • Moving Story From the Mountains

    Nine frail and vulnerable men have a new and safe home in Tura Beach after a mammoth eight-hour move from the Blue Mountains. For some of the men, the discredited Ritz nursing home at Leura had been their home for many years. Late last year RSL LifeCare was approached by the Department of Health and Ageing to relocate a […]

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  • Maggie Beer inspires Great Cooking and Green Thumbs

    Florence Price Gardens on the Far North Coast of NSW is naturally proud of its burgeoning herb and vegetable gardens; the produce is being enjoyed greatly by residents in the care home. The herb beds were funded by a grant from the Maggie Beer Foundation, which has at its heart a passion for promoting tasty, […]

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  • Pet Therapy – more than just cuddly dogs

    Man’s best friend might be your dog, but in country NSW it might also be your chook, your pony or even your lama! At Thomas Eccles Gardens, Yass, pet therapy visits are taken to a whole new level with visiting miniature ponies that bring the memories of farm life flooding back. Across RSL LifeCare we […]

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