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ACH Group

22 Henley Beach Road, Mile End, South Australia, 5031

At ACH Group we believe growing older is akin to turning a new page and with it comes a sense of great anticipation and optimism. 

Our focus on innovation and services that respond to changing needs reflects our desire to shift the way the community thinks about older people.

ACH Group’s 1700 specialist staff and hundreds of volunteers share our belief that older people should be valued and respected, connected to their communities and in control of their lives.

This mindset drives our every action to empower older people, to support them to lead a good life and continue to make a contribution to family, community and society.


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$40 Million Aged Care, Health and Education Hub Officially Opened

on Friday, September 22, 2023

ACH Group’s $40 million aged care, health, and education hub that reimagines aged care and will improve the health outcomes of the local community was officially opened on 20 September.

#Thanksforcaring - Aged Care Employee Day 2023

on Monday, August 7, 2023

Monday 7 August is Aged Care Employee Day, a day to recognise the contributions of those who work in the sector. ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said the day is important for both the sector and wider community.

A Concert of Pure Imagination

on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

An ex-rock band member alongside a former ballet dancer will take to the stage with more than 100 fellow choir members later this month. For the first time since 2020, the Sing for Joy Choir - a community choir by South Australian aged care provider ACH Group - will perform. The concert titled ‘Pure Imagination’ features a set list of 17 songs of various genres including Walking on Sunshine, Don’t Worry Be Happy, and Once Upon a December.

Recognising the Contributions of Volunteers at ACH Group

on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

From May 15 – 21, National Volunteer Week will be celebrated across Australia to mark the generous contributions of volunteers. Leading South Australian aged care provider ACH Group has more than 155 volunteers who valuably support customers, residents, and a wide range of services and programs.

World War II by Sea

on Monday, April 24, 2023

While Jack Nicholls now lives along the Gulf St Vincent he spent the early 1940s travelling the world’s oceans as part of Britain’s World War II efforts. Born in London in 1926, Mr Nicholls joined the British Merchant Navy as a 16-year-old.

New Innovative Care Model Arrives in Australia

on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

ACH Group will be the first aged care provider in Australia to implement the U.S.-founded Green House Project (GHP) model of care, which promotes the autonomy and individuality of residents and staff.

A New Take on Aged Care Advertising

on Tuesday, February 28, 2023

South Australian aged care provider ACH Group has flipped the script on aged care advertising with its new brand campaign ‘Being yourself never gets old’.

ACH Group Kapara Residents Ride and Walk to Make Wishes a Reality for Sick Children

on Monday, February 20, 2023

The odometers on the bike, treadmill, and cross trainer at ACH Group’s Kapara Residential Care Home are ticking over as residents take part in making wishes a reality for sick children.

ACH Group Chair Recognised with Member of Order of Australia

on Friday, January 27, 2023

ACH Group Chair, Mary Patetsos, was the receipt of an Order of Australia (AM) award this Australia Day for her "contribution in the field of aged care and commitment to advancing multicultural Australia." Ms Patetsos joined the Board of ACH Group, a South Australian aged care provider, in October 2008 and was appointed Chair in 2018.

The Art of Creating Art

on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

For Bessie Dickins visualising a new piece of art is the key to her creative process. Bessie, who lives at ACH Group’s Milpara Residential Care Home and is exhibiting three pieces of art in the 2022 SALA Festival, is legally blind.

#Thanksforcaring - Recognising Aged Care Workers

on Thursday, August 4, 2022

Sunday 7 August is Aged Care Employee Day, a day to recognise those who work in the industry, including the more than 1900 people employed with leading South Australian aged care provider ACH Group.

ACH Group Celebrates 70th Birthday

on Monday, June 20, 2022

Leading South Australian not-for-profit aged care provider ACH Group is celebrating its 70th birthday in 2022. ACH Group, or as it was initially known Aged Cottage Homes, was founded in 1952 by Sir Keith Wilson, a former Senator for South Australia, and Federal Member for Sturt.

ACH Group Celebrating Contributions of Volunteers

on Thursday, May 12, 2022

When asked what inspires Deb Coligan in her volunteer role, she responds that her own experience with her father living in a residential care home has a major influence.

NARI Announces Partnership with ACH Group

on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ACH Group, one of South Australia’s leading aged care providers, bringing the organisations together to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.

SA First Fitness Technology Trains Brain and Body

on Monday, March 7, 2022

State-of-the-art fitness technology that reduces the risk of falls is a key feature of ACH Group’s new Health Studio 50+ at Christie Downs. The HUR Senso – the only one of its kind in South Australia – uses a computer screen and pressure plate sensors to create interactive training sessions that challenge the brain and body.

Aged Care, Education, and Health Sectors Partner for Healthia

on Monday, December 6, 2021

A health and education hub developed by South Australian aged care organisation ACH Group will provide health services to Adelaide’s northern community and feature a state-of-the-art residential care home designed in line with key findings from the Royal Commission.

Industry Accolades for ACH Group

on Monday, November 1, 2021

South Australian aged care provider ACH Group has recently taken out two industry accolades being named a winner at both the ACSA SA and Adelaide PHN Awards.

Explore South Australia with ACH Group and AAT Kings

on Friday, October 15, 2021

New getaways to South Australia’s most popular destinations have been added to ACH Group’s Social Experiences thanks to a partnership with AAT Kings.

The Best Diet Tips to Improve Your Heart Health

on Friday, October 1, 2021

Poor diet is a leading risk factor for heart disease in Australia. Having a poor diet can increase your chance of developing high blood pressure and cholesterol, being overweight and diabetes. In turn, these conditions increase your risk of heart disease. Keep reading to learn about eating to maintain your heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. ACH Group’s dietitian – Kaitlyn Dienelt will share some tips on what you should include in a diet for heart health.

Three Spring Activities to Celebrate the End of Winter

on Monday, September 13, 2021

After a long, cold winter, we are all eager to welcome spring and with that comes the warmer weather, fresh air and sunshine. There are many activities that you can do to embrace this beautiful weather and to bring some freshness to your home whether you’re living at home or in a retirement village. ACH Group have put together some fun activities for you to try this season.

Research Looks at Adults Who Have Fallen Through the Gap

on Friday, September 10, 2021

Australian-first research to prevent falls in middle-aged and younger-older adults is taking place in South Australia. The study, supported by leading aged care provider ACH Group, and led by physiotherapist Nicky Baker, is investigating the relationship between postural sway (body movement) and near falls.

New ACH Group Health Studio 50+ Opening in Adelaide’s South

on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

A new health and wellness hub for people aged 50 and over will open in Adelaide’s south in September with a focus on positive ageing and supporting NDIS and Home Care Package customers.

ACH Group Employees the Organisation’s Heart & Soul

on Friday, August 6, 2021

Saturday 7 August is Aged Care Employee Day a day to recognise those who work in the industry and their contributions especially throughout COVID-19. ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said Aged Care Employee Day is an important day for all to acknowledge.

Coronavirus: Five Lockdown Activities

on Friday, July 23, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns have changed our lives in many different ways. With many states now with restrictions in place, many of us may find it difficult to stay active, healthy and connected. The good news is we can choose to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. ACH Group have put together a list of things you can do during lockdown to keep you engaged and entertained.

Tight-Knit Community Ready to Make a Difference

on Friday, July 2, 2021

Residential aged care residents are getting ready for a unique community initiative to support people experiencing homelessness this winter. For the second year running, residents from ACH Group residential care homes will make mittens, gloves and scarves for people supported by charity organisation St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies), and they’re looking for knitting enthusiasts to help them.

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