A purposeful career as a Lifestyle Officer15th June 2020 | 4 mins
Valli was inspired to work in aged care as a Lifestyle Officer. Through her role, she facilitates social, psychological, recreational, cultural, and spiritual wellbeing activities for our residents. These activities offer stimulation and great opportunities for our residents to socialise with one another and with our team members. Residents who are living with dementia are able to express themselves through these activities in many ways – perhaps sharing their musical abilities, interacting with animals, or demonstrating their humour and wit. Sometimes it is simply through conversation that they can express their worries or anxieties. Being a Lifestyle Officer means taking on a role full of purpose and Valli finds joy in every day by connecting with the beautifully diverse and interesting residents who live in our care communities.
Home stories from across Opal
Resident tells carer he has found paradise
Bill lives at Opal Murdoch. He is a real creative and enjoys writing poetry. When one of Bill's favourite team members and his carer, Judith, retired recently, he was inspired
9th July 2020 | 2 mins
What is Respite in Aged Care?
If you are caring for an elderly person - in your own home or theirs - you will no doubt have experienced the weight of the responsibility and the intensity of the commitment,
6th July 2020 | 3 mins
Connecting families at Opal Narrandera
With every challenge comes opportunity and the pandemic this year has given us an opportunity to extend the way we connect with our families and community. The restricted acces
2nd July 2020 | 3 mins