Southern Cross Care News

December 20, 2018

Aged Care|Dementia

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

Christmas is just around the corner and caring for people with dementia around this time can be challenging, however with the appropriate dementia care strategies in place, you and your loved ones can enjoy the festive season. Our Dementia Services Manager, Rejane Le Grange, has some tips and ideas caring for people with dementia to help […]

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December 18, 2018

Events|Residential Care

Celebrating our volunteers

On Thursday 29th November, we got together at the Riverside Woodbridge Cafe and paid tribute to SCC’s 200 selfless volunteers who generously give their time to volunteer at our various sites.   Our volunteers perform a variety of roles including religious care (our clergy from different denominations), pastoral care and social visits that go a […]

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October 30, 2018

Aged Care|Our Clients|Residential Care

Melinda shares her experience of her aunt’s stay at Margaret Hubery House

Elaine Chapman moved into Margaret Hubery House in August 2015. She had always been fiercely independent and enjoyed being in her own home, however, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago, Elaine’s niece Melinda suggested a move to the residential care home. When looking choosing a residential care home, Elaine visited Margaret Hubery House […]

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October 30, 2018

Our Clients|Residential Care

Lionel’s sidecar adventure

Frank Prendergast House resident, Lionel Hollands had the chance to relive his sidecar-racing career with a spin around the neighbourhood in a vintage sidecar thanks to Michael from the Vintage Motorcycle Club of WA. In years gone by, sidecar racing was a popular event at the former Claremont Speedway, and at tracks all over Australia. […]

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October 12, 2018

Health and wellness|Southern Plus

Living well with Arthritis

1 in 6 Australians have arthritis. That’s approximately 4 million people.   Do your joints ache more than they used to? Have you noticed inflammation in your hands, feet or back? These are all symptoms of arthritis. You can live well with arthritis. Exercise and healthy living is key to managing this common condition for […]

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October 11, 2018

Events|Mental health

Safe Space Art Exhibition

Are you are looking for something fun to do this weekend? To celebrate @MentalHealthWeekWA, why not visit the 2018 Mental Health Art Exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration between The Arts & Mental Health Network and Western Australian Association for Mental Health and showcases a collection by artists with lived experience of mental health which […]

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October 4, 2018

Aged Care|Events|Residential Care

Frank Prendergast House hosts annual art exhibition

As part of Dementia Week, on September 19th SCC’s Frank Prendergast House (FPH) hosted its annual art exhibition for residents, friends and family with 75 pieces of residents’ artwork on display. Each of the 18 residents who participated in the exhibition received a certificate and a small potted plant. All guests and residents were also […]

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September 26, 2018

Health and wellness|Retirement Living

Success Retirement Village residents to benefit from new on-site Health and Wellness Clinic

Residents at Southern Cross Care’s (SCC) Success Retirement Village are set to benefit from access to convenient on-site medical services at the new Southern Plus Health and Wellness Clinic located within the Village. The Southern Plus Health and Wellness Clinic is an exclusive service available to village residents.  It is the first of its kind […]

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September 13, 2018

Dementia|Our Clients|Residential Care

Transcending dementia through love and support

Happily married for 55 years, Graham 77 and his wife Lynette 76 have enjoyed a long and happy life together, raising their three children, enjoying shared interests and always supporting each other through life’s ups and downs.   Five years ago Graham started noticing Lynette was becoming forgetful and experiencing moments of confusion, which he […]

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August 29, 2018

Events|Retirement Living

Come and meet the neighbours!

Come and meet the neighbours!   Retirement is a new beginning to be enjoyed – one where you choose the way to live your life. At Southern Cross Care we recognise this. We don’t build retirement villages – we create independent living communities, bringing people together in a wonderful atmosphere full of choice and freedom. […]

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August 17, 2018

Aged Care|Residential Care

Intergenerational group at Jeremiah Donovan House

For the past three years, the young and the young at heart have come together at SCC’s, Jeremiah Donovan House (JDH) in Forrestfield as part of a successful intergenerational program. Once a month, students and teachers from Community Kids High Wycombe, visit our residential aged care home for a session full of fun and activities […]

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August 14, 2018

Aged Care|Media release

Southern Cross Care to develop an innovative aged care community in Ballajura

Southern Cross Care is excited to announce the development of an innovative aged care community in Ballajura. In contrast to the current offerings in the aged care and accommodation sector, our innovative integrated hub offering provides a well-planned community environment comprising a broad range of contemporary accommodation options alongside the necessary amenities to support the […]

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