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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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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.

West Park Residential Care Set to Benefit From Upgrade

on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A new multi-purpose space will be built at ACH Group’s West Park residential care home in Goolwa as part of an upgrade of the site.

Healthy Ageing: Yoga and its Benefits

on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Yoga is a form of gentle exercise that is not religious but promotes spirituality, encouraging people to learn and develop inner peace and nurture their ‘mind, body and spirit’.  This ancient practice, founded in India’s Himalayas region, increased in popularity in Western culture during the 1960s-70s and continues to grow in popularity across all age groups today.

Four Helpful Tips to Prevent Falls

on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Falls are among the biggest threats to older people. As we get older, our muscle strength and balance may reduce which can result in a fall accident. Although most falls may not cause serious injury, they can possibly leave us feeling quite distressed. Good news is there are other things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing to help prevent falls from happening. ACH Group’s exercise physiologist – Jack Carter has come up with some useful information to help you understand the cause of falls and some falls prevention tips.

Celebrating Volunteering at ACH Group

on Monday, May 17, 2021

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Five Benefits of Playing Video Games

on Friday, April 16, 2021

When was the last time you played video games? What types of games did you enjoy playing? Regardless of what sort you are into, playing video games is good for you. The benefits of playing video games are endless ranging from improving cognitive functions, multi-tasking ability to stress relief. ACH Group have put together a list of the benefits of playing video games. 

Intergenerational Program Provides Ageless Connection

on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

An intergenerational program aiming to create meaningful relationships and real experiences for aged care residents has been trialled. The pilot of ‘Child Care in Aged Care’, a first of its kind in South Australia, took place at ACH Group’s Milpara residential care home from March to April, and brought residents, children at a child care centre, and university Occupational Therapy students together virtually.

ACH Group Launches Six-Week Online Video Gaming Challenge

on Thursday, April 8, 2021

Older South Australians are invited to register for a new online video gaming challenge which will provide them an opportunity for physical activity and social connection, while being in the running to win a host of prizes.

A Twist on an Old Favourite: Fig and Pecan Hot Cross Bun Recipe

on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Nothing compares to the smell of fresh hot cross buns. Fragrant, fluffy, and delightful homemade hot cross buns are the ultimate Easter food here in Australia. Perfect for sharing with families and friends over a cuppa, hot cross buns have become a tradition, a good time for family gathering and celebration.

Five Tips for Brain Health

on Friday, March 19, 2021

As we age, our brain changes and mental function changes along with it as we get older. Although it is one of the most common consequence of ageing, there are ways you can help to maintain your brain health and keep it healthy. There is growing evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle changes and incorporating healthy habits into their daily routine. As part of Brain Awareness Week (15 March – 21 March 2021), ACH Group have put together some brain health tips to help slow cognitive decline and lower the risk of developing dementia.

Five Benefits of Living in a Retirement Village

on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Is your family home feeling too large for your needs? Or maybe you want to free up some cash to enjoy your retirement? Downsizing and moving into a retirement village can be a big, but exciting decision to make. ACH Group have put together five benefits of retirement living you may not know so you can consider your options before making the move.

It Was Meant to Be

on Friday, February 12, 2021

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day this year, ACH Group have shared a beautiful story of a couple who live at ACH Group’s Perry Park residential care home – Mr and Mrs Briggs. Mr and Mrs Briggs’ story is a love story unlike no other as they both believed in destiny. There was no planning, no arrangement and it was meant to be.

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