In April 2020, during the first COVID-19 lockdown, Resthaven came up with the innovative idea to create a Social Activity Pack for Community clients. The initial idea was to provide extra entertainment for clients who were isolated at home, but it has since grown into something much bigger.
Marketing Officer, Anna McKenzie, says, ‘The first few issues of the Social Activity Pack were a made up of various puzzles and colouring pages.’ ‘They were so well received, that we are now publishing quarterly.’
‘The content has evolved to include articles such as “Do You Remember”, where we reminisce about a well-known South Australian place or event, with the hope that it will engage readers to recall their own memories.’
‘We also include healthy recipes, technology information, exercise ideas, along with relevant Community Services information, such as how to access Respite Care.’
‘The Social Activity Packs has essentially become a Resthaven Community Services newsletter to inform, as well as to entertain clients.’
‘Due to growing popularity, we now also create the Social Activity Packs for Residential Services sites, which are provided to residents during the event of a lockdown.’ Thank you to all those at Resthaven who came together to make this happen!