An Unforgettable Performance – by the Miranda Choir

Once you hear them… they’re Unforgettable! The spirit of Christmas and the desire to share with others is alive and well. The 15-strong choir called The Unforgettables from Ibis Care Miranda have prepared all year and finally had their first performance at Ibis Care Blakehurst. Despite many set-backs and cancellations due to Covid, their perseverance […]

Celebrating Merle ~ 100 Years Young

Ibis Care Blakehurst Centurion

It was another momentous occasion as we celebrated the milestone 100th birthday of our wonderful Blakehurst resident Merle Salway. When questioned about her longevity Merle said “I have always lived a good life and believed that having a loving relationship was everything”. She is referring to her husband Gordon of course, but is still connected […]

A Stitch In Time ~ Connecting Generations

It’s a tradition that began hundreds of years ago and a skill that has been passed from generation to generation. Knitting, sewing and embroidery have long been recognised as effective way to boost mental health, provide stimulation and the sharing of experiences in a creative environment. Evidence also indicates that needlecraft can benefit dementia sufferers, […]

Meet Peter & Chris ~ The perfect match!

Attending a church service has always given fellow parishioners an opportunity to meet others and openly share their common beliefs. For Peter and Chris Richardson it was a meeting at church that would shape the rest of their lives in 1961. Blakehurst resident Peter, immigrated to Australia from North Yorkshire, England, in his early 20’s. […]

Recognising Rhonda ~ 27 Years of Dedicated Care

Rhonda Phillips has been an aged care nurse at Ibis Care Blakehurst and Miranda for more than 27 years. One of our longest serving employees and known for her humble, caring and good-natured attitude, Rhonda will be dearly missed by residents and staff alike. Rhonda’s dedication to caring for others was recognised recently with a […]

Meet Aron & Kylii ~ Our Wonderful Volunteers

Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers, National Volunteer Week, is a time to celebrate the significant contribution of the 6 million volunteers across Australia who dedicate over 600 million hours to help others. Ibis Care Blakehurst has two such volunteers, Aron Wong and his wife Kylii and this is their story. Aron was born in Hawaii and graduated from the same high school as […]

Celebrating Jan ~ Our Amazing Volunteer!

National Volunteer Week 17 – 23 May, is time to acknowledge and celebrate all our wonderful volunteers. One of our many long-term volunteers, Jan Taylor, reflects on her volunteering and the spirit of helping. When Jan decided to retire, she was contemplating what to do next. It wasn’t until Jan saw a notice in her […]

Ibis Care Blakehurst ~ Taste Sensation

Our resident Head Chef, Dane, whipped up a special treat this week for our lucky Blakehurst residents. Dane regularly hosts cooking demonstrations which are very much appreciated and enjoyed by everyone. The smell of gourmet Arancini balls being pan fried wafted through the hallways attracting much interest from residents and staff. Made on site from […]