The team at Regis Marleston have had their thinking caps on and creatively thought of new ways to ensure residents are active and busy with a variety of activities. One resident took a particular interest in one of the activities he was recommended to try, and has not looked back since. Norman Miller, who has been at Regis Marleston for two and a half months, discovered a newfound love for model making. Lifestyle Coordinator Carol has gotten to know Norman during his time at Regis Marelston, and suggested model making to Norman because he’s always worked with his hands and wanted to give him something that would keep his mind active.

Norman grew up in Milton on the south coast of New South Wales, before relocating to South Australia with his family. He is passionate about music, particularly favouring songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s, and loves playing his guitar, which he’s been doing since he was fifteen. Now, at 73 years of age, he has been enjoying this model making so much so that he is eager for more challenging projects to keep him busy. Next on the horizon is a model aeroplane. Norman enjoys making models because it keeps his mind active and hands busy. His favourite saying is one his grandmother used to say; ‘idle hands are the devil’s work.”

Our team is determined to develop innovative ways to keep our residents engaged, by providing personalised care to help them achieve their wellbeing goals.