7th August 2015
Social Networking physio Frank Naso honoured for getting people together
Frank Naso - Director of Wellness and Enablement is one of five finalists in the Individual Distinction category of the 2015 Hesta Aged Care Awards. The Awards recognize those who make an exceptional contribution to improving the quality of life of older Australians.
"In the past 12 months, we have created a multi-focused lifestyle and wellness program which allows residents to regain their mobility and sense of community" Mr Naso said.
"We set up a gym to cater for the exercise goals of each resident and now more than 30 residents are active members of the gym, which has become a centre for daily socialising.
"Ten residents who were previously confined to their beds or chairs have regained mobility, while a stroke sufferer has regained movement in his arm giving him the confidence to join in other social activities."
Access to the gym and the fitness program has been extended to staff and volunteers who share the same facilities, further helping to unify the community and make residents feel less isolated.
The winners will be revealed at the Hesta Aged Care Awards dinner on Thursday 27th August in Can
15th April 2015
St Hilarion Aged Care are rolling out a new and exciting Wellness Initiative that focusses on the power of positive thinking which has been endorsed by the State Government.
We have entered into an exciting partnership with the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre in Adelaide's South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Tafe SA and the University of South Australia to deliver this life changing program.
By focusing on changing thinking attitudes before the likes of anxiety and depression take hold, the aim is to lessen the impact of the isolating conditions, build resilience and positive habits in individuals.
The project is expected to commence in June 2015 so please contact Frank Naso Director of Health, Wellness and Re-ablement on 8409 1500 for further information.
27th January 2015
We have set up a smart card operated gymnasium at Seaton which is especially designed for older people, and assists in rehabilitation and re enablement, keeping people fitter for longer, some of our residents have had significant improvements in their dexterity and mobility as a result of this equipment.