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An Update from the Chair of Harbison

“It is with great pleasure I introduce Katie Constantinou as the new chair of the Harbison board. Katie and I have worked on the transition for some time and the board is delighted that Katie accepted the role. Katie has been a member of the board since June 2018. Prior to her elevation she chaired […]

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Responsive Behaviours

What are Responsive Behaviours People with dementia experience psychological and behavioural symptoms associated with the disease. One of these symptoms can be the expression or utilisation of responsive behaviours. Responsive behaviours are: “The words, gestures and actions used by a person to express something that is important to THEM about their personal, social, physical environment”. […]

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Competition

Name Our New Moss Vale Cafe! We’re eagerly anticipating our new cafe at Moss Vale, including the new coffee picked specially: Bear and the Beard by Seven Mile Roasters. This blend of coffees from Latin America & Sumatra delivers a smooth, sweet richness that blends beautifully with milk. PLUS $1 from every bag of Bear […]

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Harbison Slow Speed Demons

Well done to our Slow Speed Demons who travelled 919.2km in 26 days and coming in 24th place overall! Special congratulations to our star cyclist Frank, who cycled 161.8 km on his own and was placed 47th in the Individual Men’s tally. If you’d like to sponsor the Harbison team, please email your pledges to […]

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Dementia: Frequently Asked Questions

When should a person with dementia move into a residential aged care facility? A residential aged care facility is suitable for eligible persons who are: Older and can no longer live independently at home or Are younger and have a disability, dementia or other specialist care need The decision of when to move into a […]

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What is Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive condition caused by a wide variety of diseases. Dementia can be described as a collection of symptoms which effect the brain and impact upon a person’s thinking, behaviour, movement and social functioning. There are several common types of dementia which are associated with specific brain changes. This includes: Alzheimer’s disease which […]

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Road Worlds for Seniors 2020

Residents of Harbison have formed a team to enter the Motitech Road Worlds for Seniors event, which will run from Monday, 7 September until Friday 2 October 2020. After the postponement of The Olympics, the UCI World Championships and the Bowral Classic, Motiview’s fourth Road Worlds for Seniors cycling championship is one of the few […]

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Aged Care Employee Day | 7 August 2020

We encouraged the community to honour aged care workers and volunteers and say, “Thanks for Caring” in the lead up to Aged Care Employee Day (ACED 2020), on Friday 7 August. Thank you for sending beautiful messages to our staff. Your support makes us proud to do what we do.        

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Care Packages for Residents and Online Shopping

Families of residents are encouraged to send care packages during restricted visitor access. We ask they do not send perishable food as it will be disposed of in accordance with Harbison food and safety rules. We are also happy to receive orders from Woolworths and other online retailers. Please ensure you provide online retailers with […]

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Moss Vale Renovations

Since November 2019, Moss Vale has been undergoing renovation to improve resident service and communal areas — including a new café, hairdresser and shop — as well as creating updated work spaces for staff. Despite setbacks caused by the recent bushfire crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic, great headway has been made to give Moss […]

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