Resident Stories

Resident Stories

Elermore Vale Armchair Travel

Regis Elermore Vale has initiated a new, innovative program named Armchair Travel which sees residents engage in cultural appreciation and awareness from around the world.

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Mildura Wishing Well

From our carers and nurses, to our maintenance and lifestyle teams, we’re here to make you feel at home.

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Singapore Beef Noodles

Graham who helped us cook this morning said “my wife would be very proud of me today if she could see me.”

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Limousine Goals

With six ecstatic residents and two staff members, this was a day to remember for the whole gang.

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Easter at Regis

Each year at Regis Bunbury, our residents participate in an Easter bonnet craft session which is eagerly anticipated.

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East Malvern Sustainability

Regis recognises that as one of the leading Australian aged care companies, we have an important role to play in sustainability.

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Retirement Living Resident Upcycling

In the true spirit of recycling, Regis Retirement Living Norwood’s resident Michael Clarke has creatively shown that upcycling can breathe new life into disused items if a bit of effort is thrown in.

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Dining with Donna – Port Coogee

It’s important that our residents connect with our employees on a social level and learn more about each other and their lives. ‘Dining with Donna’ is a monthly lunch date at Regis Port Coogee which sees residents join our General Manager to share life stories, discuss goals and wishes, and to genuinely enjoy each other’s company.

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Music in Dandenong

A beautiful moment was experienced recently when the Lifestyle team brought them together to lift their spirits and to play with one another.

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Trip Down Memory Lane

Jean from Regis Chelmer literally took a trip down memory lane! Our Lifestyle team helped her achieve her goal of revisiting the street she and her family had once lived, which brought back many fond memories and nostalgia.

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Floral Arrangements at Port Coogee

A couple of our Port Coogee residents spoke with our Club Service Manager about how they wanted to learn new skills and do something unique and interesting.

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Veggie Delight

Andrew joined the Regis Dandenong North community in January 2021 and the team were eager to help him settle in.

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Hidden Treasures

Sometimes a little compliment can unearth hidden treasures and beautiful memories from our youth.

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Chinese New Year at Regis Hurstville

Residents at Hurstville had a day filled with Lunar New Year fortune telling, sharing Hongbao, (a bright red envelope with a gold coin inside), and also shared fortune king hats and good luck/prosperity necklaces for the New Year.

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Community Outing

Enjoying the great outdoors continues to be a favourite Aussie pastime and residents of Regis Norwood are continuing to achieve this with weekly bus outings.

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Retirement Living Celebrations

Our community of residents came together and indulged in delicious food, socialised and laughed together, and had a memorable day amongst friends and family.

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Australia Day Tasmania!

To celebrate Australia Day, our Norwood Retirement Village in Tasmania held a sausage sizzle under the marquees for all our residents to enjoy.

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Opera in Sandgate

Moya from Regis Sandgate Griffith loves to reminisce about her time with the local choir and directing their choir group on a regular basis. Today, Moya enjoyed listening to Marina Prior and Mark Vincent doing a duet at the Sydney Opera House from 2016.

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New Year, New Menu

At Regis, we understand how important nutritious and wholesome food is – that’s why we have qualified chefs, cooks and catering teams in all of our homes who cook on-site from scratch to deliver quality meals to each and every one of our residents.

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Sizzling Senior – Day Therapy at Nedlands

Recently, Lily has been embracing Zoom exercise sessions instead with her usual enthusiasm and gusto and has been attending four to five Zoom classes each and every week. Such an incredible achievement!

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Charity at Christmas

This morning our lovely residents at Regis Sandgate Musgrave assisted the team to prepare and wrap our Stufflers soft toys.

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Volunteers at Regis

Volunteers play a huge role in our Regis Family and we’re so grateful for all the support they provide our residents, especially this year.

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Fishing at Kuluin

Getting out into the community and enjoying the things that make us smile is so important to us all.

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Port Coogee Colour Fest 2020

Staff at Regis Port Coogee wanted to do something different for our wonderful residents. A day to lift spirits, celebrate life and friendship.

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Regis and our Turtle Tribe Toothbrushes

As part of our Sustainability Plan, we’re replacing approximately 30,000 plastic toothbrushes purchased annually with sustainable, biodegradable bamboo alternatives from The Turtle Tribe.

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Community Connection

At the beginning of the year, our Dandenong North residents visited Hallam Senior College who put on a show and afternoon tea just for our residents.

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A Wonderful Wedding

One of our residents at Regis Elermore Vale was unable to attend her granddaughters wedding last week. So our team took it upon themselves to bring the wedding to her!

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Bird Watching in Tiwi

Our residents and staff love getting together to spot the beautiful native birds which can be found all around our Home. Do you know your Mudlark from your Galahs?

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Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

The sounds of jazz echoed throughout our Sunraysia Home as residents enjoyed an afternoon of delicious food, wine and music. A local trumpet player safely joined us from the garden to entertain the Home, much to everyone’s delight.

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AFL Grand Final!

What a match! Residents and staff were at the edge of their seats as they got stuck into the AFL Grand Final over the weekend!

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Resident Goals

Taking the time to understand our residents and their goals is important to us

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Meals on Wheels Sandgate

The staff at Regis Sandgate Musgrave decided to give back to the local community in the form of tasty treats and free welfare checks. Regis cherishes bringing moments of joy to those in our community.

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Music to your ears!

Music to your ears! Regis Sandgate Musgrave’s favourite duo, Frank and Nina, have been practicing the ukulele and harmonica.

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Regis Tiwi – Resident Stories

You can see Bob and David here saluting before they went off to their yearly Police Force Reunion – an event where they can meet their old colleagues and friends.

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Regis People – Meet Lisa

Our team became a family and were there for each other in these challenging times. Our thoughts are always with their families and loved ones. I’m so proud of the teamwork at Regis.

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Inala Village Fairy House

At Regis Inala Village, there is a very old, large and gnarled Peppercorn tree which is admired by everyone living at the Village.

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Creative Community

Two of our residents at Regis Maroochydore have been using their creative skills to help the local community.

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Dancing Divas

Regis Bunbury’s ‘Dancing Divas’ our proud to premiere their latest dance routine. Our residents loved getting involved in the choreography and collaborating with our team to perfect their moves. Enjoy!

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Better Connected

We understand how important it is to stay connected with loved ones, especially during these trying times.

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Snow Snow Snow

We cannot believe it… Launceston had a significant snowfall last week and the village looked absolutely magical in the morning!

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Green-fingered Warriors

We’ve a group of green-fingered warriors who love gardening in the Dandenong North grounds, helping to keeping our beautiful garden manicured

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Have a Good Yarn

Every Tuesday afternoon, Regis Tiwi’s ladies gather around with their knitting and have a good yarn.

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Bob Wonders!

Respected journalist, soldier, Bondi lifeguard and world record holder in powerboat racing, our Sandgate Musgrave resident has led an extraordinary life.

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NAIDOC

This month, our homes across Australia have been paying their respects to the original owners of the land in honour of NAIDOC Week. Despite the awareness week being postponed until November due to COVID-19, our homes wanted to continue in their respects and have put on a variety of events in solidarity.

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Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up – This program at Regis Elermore Vale has been developed to provide support to our residents living with dementia.

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Auslan at Blackburn

Regis Blackburn has a dedicated wing to provide care and services to deaf residents who benefit from interpreters to support the delivery of high quality care, as well as a tailored lifestyle program.

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Cranbourne Chooks

It might be cold outside but Regis Cranbourne are feeling all warm and fuzzy as they house baby chickens from Henny Penny Chicken Hatching for 2 weeks.

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Finger Lickin’ Good

The Colonel has spoken! KFC is finger lickin’ good and our residents agree. Sunraysia residents were treated to a couple of buckets of fried chicken to kick start the weekend – delish!

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Music Memories

Music Therapy is intrinsic to relieving stress and anxiety, depression and agitation, and has extremely positive impacts on the individual’s behavior.

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Meet Heather

Meet Heather, Regis Cranbourne resident and active member of our Facebook community.

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Woodlands Street Library

Regis Woodlands has recently set up their own Street Library. This incredible project was done with the assistance and guidance of one of our long time staff members Bojan, who works as a Food Service Assistant and is also a qualified carpenter by trade.

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Bus Outings Back in Business

Bus outings are back in business! Residents from across Australia have eagerly been awaiting the relaunch of these excursions with much anticipation. Over the weekend, our team have taken our residents out to take in the scenic views from the comfort of our own bus fleet.

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Music to your Ears

It was a memorable day at Regis Sunraysia as our music therapist visited both our general area and our memory support wing to play a beautiful composition to our residents. Nothing beats music to your ears.

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Edith and Cliff’s Story

Edith and Cliff came to live at Regis Como in May 2019 and were happy to know they could continue to live together in one of our companion rooms.

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Regis Day Therapy Centre – Meet Sharon

After being referred to the Regis Eastern Metro Day Therapy Centre under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), Sharon underwent five sessions to get her back on the mend.

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Music Memories at Regis

At Regis, our specialized Music Memories program focuses on supporting residents living with dementia, or those who are experiencing any form of depression, anxiety or restlessness – Music Memories is open to all residents.

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Regis Home Care – Meet April

After taking a fall one afternoon, April was admitted to the hospital and underwent surgery on her brain. Following this, she was told that she would never walk again. This is April’s groundbreaking story.

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Esprit Café – it starts with a cup of coffee

Esprit Café is a Regis Aged Care initiative to help people start talking about major moments in their life. Our cafés are warm, inviting spaces open to residents, their families and interested friends and we’re proud to run them in all of our homes.

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Live Well With Regis

Regis prides itself in offering residents daily plans to help prevent, treat and promote overall health and independence. We understand that residents want to continue with their life and strive to push their boundaries. This is why at Regis we developed our Wellness Checks Initiative

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Food is Life

Food plays a powerful role in our lives and, in many ways, is at the centre of how we socialise and connect. As well as these deep social and cultural aspects, food also plays a critical role in improving nutrition, health and well-being; something which is fundamental in the aged care industry.

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What I Like

At Regis, we know that comfort and care go hand in hand. That’s why, as one of Australia’s largest aged care providers; we always offer the pinnacle of care and support. Hear from our residents directly to find out what they like about their life at Regis.

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Regis Pet Therapy – The Benefits

Being around animals makes most of us happy and life is no different in aged care – that’s why Regis has always welcomed friendly animals into our homes to improve residents’ health and well-being.

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Sizzling Seniors

Sizzling Seniors is one of the enthusiastically attended groups at the Regis Day Therapy Centre – Nedlands …

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Where Generations Meet

Regis Armadale has initiated a “Generations Meet” program with Kids Time Early Learning Centre Caulfield North.

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Myrtles Potting Shed

Regis Wynnum officially opened “Myrtles Potting Shed” on 25th May 2018 in honour of Myrtle, a former resident who loved orchids and pottering.

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Care Home Welcomes Kinder Kids

Regis’ intergenerational programs focus on building meaningful and fun friendships with the youth and the elderly from our care homes.

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Celebrating 58 years of marriage – Vonda & Leon

A couple married for 58 years, Vonda and Leon recently renewed their vows in a ceremony held at Regis Tasmania- Eastern Shore aged care home. They were joined by a small group of their closest family and friends…

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Cruising to Mooloolaba

Regis Sippy Downs aged care facility organised a fantastic day cruise for residents, destination The Wharf Mooloolaba.

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Foodies Delight – 31 Days of Culture

Staff and residents at Regis Cranbourne recently celebrated 31 Days of Culture. The initiative by Cranbourne lifestyle team saw staff and residents dress in traditional…

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A Social Heart & Personalised Care

Lifestyle staff at Regis Fawkner care home support residents with a variety of lifestyle activities to choose from whether its arts, bingo, day trips or simply a leisurely stroll…

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Winning Team at Gatton

Residents at Regis Gatton aged care home are known to have green thumbs so when Lockyer Valley Regional Council held a Garden Competition…

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The 100 Exhibition

Students from 100 schools were paired with centenarians from across Melbourne who participated in the 100 Exhibition an art project…

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Celebrating Our Residents – The Brydens

Regis is celebrating International Day for Older Persons 2017 by sharing stories from some of our remarkable residents! Here’s a little insight into the lives of John & Lesley Bryden…

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Aged Care Homes Start Family Support Café Initiative

Regis’ initial trial of the Esprit Café at Regis North Dandenong in 2016 was met with an overwhelming positive response. The Esprit Café invites people into a warm and inviting setting in an aged care home to have a cup of coffee.

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Bob’s Brush with Creativity

Robert is a resident at Regis Sandgate aged care facility in Brisbane. After retiring some 23 years ago ‘Bob’ started painting as a way to express himself creatively…

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The Art of Flower Arranging Not Lost

Regis Bunbury aged care residents have been treated to fresh flowers over winter. The WA based aged care facility has initiated this ongoing program which has become a favourite…

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Aged Care Art Installation Regis Embleton

Regis Embleton aged care facility recently started an art project with residents, volunteers and community members creating a unique art installation with an animals of flight theme.

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Aged Care Home Family Fun Day

Regis Frankston residents were delighted to invite family and friends over to share in a day of family fun. An afternoon tea was held at the aged care facility accompanied by lively entertainers the Mason Brothers.

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ANZAC Day Memorial Service at Regis Port Stephens

ANZAC Day commemoratory services are held across Regis’ aged care facilities every year to remember the sacrifice of Australian’s and New Zealanders who served and died in wars, conflict and peacekeeping operations.

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Aged care residents find their own rhythm

Victorian aged care facility Regis Shenley Manor has found a musical way to spend mornings with an interactive music session held at the facility on a monthly basis. The session starts off with the facilitator…

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Aged care residents dance their way to Italian Fiesta

Every second Wednesday Regis Ringwood aged care home welcomes residents, families, staff and local Italian community members to the dance floor. The theme is an Italian Fiesta style event with traditional folk music, vibrant dance moves and palpable jubilation from attendees.

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Music to Regis’ ears

Residents at Regis Wynnum were enthralled watching a performance from Ormiston Pipe & Drum Band at a mini-concert held at the aged care facility last month…

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Art Therapy at Regis Brighton

Residents in the dementia specific unit at Regis Brighton learn how to improve their concentration through painting mandala circles. The word “mandala” comes from the classic Indian language of Sanskrit, meaning “circle.”

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Bestselling Author Visits Regis

Residents at our aged care facility, Regis Gatton were delighted to welcome one of Amazon’s bestselling authors last week. C.T. Mitchell is an acclaimed author of mystery, thriller and suspense novels.

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A Season of Festivities at Regis

Our Regis residents’, staff, resident families, volunteers and local communities celebrated the festive season with eclectic Christmas events held at Regis facilities across Australia. Our amazing lifestyle staff organised…

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A Special Performance for Mum

World renowned conductor and violinist for the Johann Strauss Ensemble, Russell McGregor performed a special concert at Regis Armadale on Wednesday 27th July. The residents were delighted by…

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Regis North Fremantle – Open Day 14 July

Regis North Fremantle located in Western Australia will open in doors on Thursday, 14 July. This new state-of-the-art aged care facility provides a range of Club Services while catering to…

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