all aboard the blacktown train virtual simulation

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The value of reminiscence for dementia care

Reminiscence involves sharing thoughts and feelings of past experiences. Recalling and reflecting upon important events and memories helps to link the past to the present. In this…

5th February 2020

Springwood Wellness Centre

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Springwood wellness centre

Our new Wellness Centre at Opal Springwood in Queensland has opened its doors providing physiotherapist-led rehabilitation and reablement services to residents, family members,…

3rd February 2020

fingerprints in time

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Fingerprints bringing back memories

At 93 years of age, although no longer on active duty, former Chief Superintendent, Allan “Doc” Snow still clocks on each day at his specially equipped desk at Opal Windward Manor…

22nd January 2020

Residents using Interactive technology

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Technology creating connections

Augmented reality has arrived in Opal care homes, posing new ways for residents living in aged care to connect with others using the latest interactive technology. We have…

8th January 2020

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas from our Opal family to yours

18th December 2019

40s dance

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It's party time! Our 40's inspired Dance

Our residents at Opal Cardinal Freeman in Ashfield, Sydney love a party! They decided to invite fellow residents from four other Opal care homes to join in the fun in their 40’s…

4th December 2019

Jim's story

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Jim’s Story – an unexpected return to the airwaves

During Jim Fleming’s 43 year career in broadcasting, his breakfast show became something of an institution as his dulcet tones rang out across the regional Queensland airwaves…

20th November 2019

Opal Resident and Team member holding hands

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A career in caring is a family affair

On meeting Naomi Lavery, her warmth and infectious sense of humour are immediately apparent and it’s not long before her passion for caring for others really shines through. It…

6th November 2019

Opal residents laughing

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The stitches that bind friendship

Making new friendships can seem more challenging as we age, but our wonderful knitting groups at Quakers Hill and Blacktown have discovered that shared interests, coupled with a…

9th October 2019