ACH Group

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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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.

Five Things to Consider When Moving Into Aged Care

on Monday, February 8, 2021

Have you heard the term ‘residential care’, ‘hostel’ or ‘nursing home’ but don’t know what it all means? Are you concerned about your safety and security living at home or that of a loved one, but don’t know what options is available? These tips from ACH Group are for you.

South Australian Couple Celebrate a Beautiful 72 Year Love Story

on Thursday, January 28, 2021

ACH Group residents Yvonne and Fred recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary, with their beautiful love story all beginning because of a set-up. Fred was away at war and Yvonne was a cashier at a grocery store next to Fred’s family plumbing business, so she knew his entire family before she met him. When he came home in 1948, they finally met.

Coronavirus: 7 Tips to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

on Monday, November 30, 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus has impacted our lives in so many ways. With regular changes happening, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. ACH Group have shared their top tips to help you stay healthy, happy and connected during self-isolation.

Diabetes diet: advice from ACH Group’s dietitian

on Friday, November 13, 2020

Whether you’re trying to make a healthy living choice or to prevent or control diabetes, having a healthy and balanced diet is beneficial. There’s no special foods that will help you control diabetes completely, but eating smartly will. You can live well with diabetes and enjoy doing what you love by having a healthy diet and regular exercises. ACH Group’s dietitian – Kaitlyn Dienelt has come up with some easy recommendations to help you get started

3 Tips for Caring for Someone Living with Dementia

on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dementia can change a person’s life in all aspects including relationships with friends, families and loved ones. Everyone can experience dementia differently. There can be changes in memory, behaviour feelings and personality. ACH Group have shared three tips for caring for a person living with dementia.

Four Tips to Help You Get Active This Spring

on Thursday, September 17, 2020

For many of us, winter means hibernation with more indoor activities and comfort foods. With the days shorter and nights longer, we may feel sluggish, fatigued and lack motivation. Now as we say goodbye to winter, with more sunlight and warmer days, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and get active. This means having a holistic approach to improve your health and well-being starting with everything you do daily such as your morning routine, diet and exercise regime.

ACH Group’s exercise physiologist, Jack Carter has put together four tips for you to follow and get more active in spring.

Gaming Project to Connect Generations

on Monday, September 14, 2020

As part of the SA Government’s ‘Open Your World’ wellbeing strategy, older people are set to codesign new opportunities to connect via gaming platforms. Leading aged care provider, ACH Group was awarded $75,000 to deliver the innovative 'Stay in the Game' program.

Risk Reduction Diet for Dementia: Advice from ACH Group’s Dietician

on Monday, August 31, 2020

In addition to keeping your body fit and healthy as you age, keeping your brain at its peak is just as important. One of the biggest concerns in people as they age is dementia and the impact this can have on their life and that of their loved ones.

Child Care in Aged Care

on Thursday, August 27, 2020

‘Child Care in Aged Care', supported by Office for Ageing Well, SA Health, is a cross-sectoral partnership led by ACH Group that involves also the University of South Australia and child care provider TAFESA City West Child Care Centre.


Affordable Retirement Living with City Buzz – Now Selling

on Thursday, August 20, 2020

Consistent with its long history of supporting older South Australians through affordable housing options, ACH Group has extended its retirement living offering with 16 Spence on Light apartments in the heart of Adelaide. 

ACH Group a finalist in 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards

on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ACH Group’s work to attract more nurses to the aged care sector has been recognised in the 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards.

Art Class Brings Generations Together at ACH Group

on Monday, September 30, 2019

Making art with a group of three-and-four-year-olds once a month is the highlight of an intergenerational program at ACH Group residential care home Colton Court in McLaren Vale.

ACH Group to Further Upgrade Residential Care Homes

on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

ACH Group is set to invest more than $1 million to upgrade its residential care homes at McLaren Vale and Rostrevor.

Green Thumb Don Lends a Hand at ACH Group Highercombe

on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Don Ellis is lending his expertise to help grow lemon trees at ACH Group’s Highercombe residential care home at Hope Valley.

Design Day to Shape Future of Residential Care

on Monday, May 20, 2019

People of all ages and abilities were asked to have their say on the future of residential care at a Design Day at Hope Valley in Adelaide last week.

Volunteers Dig in For New Community Garden

on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Two volunteers are sharing their love of gardening with residents of ACH Group residential care home Milpara at Rostrevor with a community garden they established in January.

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