Olivet community

Olivet offers support to many of our community, not just to those requiring permanent residential care. As well as respite care, we also offer a day program designed to support both carers and their loved ones.

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Day Centre

Olive Grove House

If you are a carer of someone who has dementia, dementia with challenging behaviours, or who is just frail and elderly, then our day centre may be able to support you. Olive Grove House at Olivet offers a day program designed to care for your loved one during the day, and it is fully funded by the Australian Government.

Services at Olive Grove House

Olive Grove House is a large and bright open plan area with floor to ceiling windows bringing the beautiful garden areas into the main activity room. There are four areas for activities, of which two are located outside in a secure garden setting that includes a potting shed, raised garden beds, outdoor seating and BBQ area. Indoors there is a well-equipped and safe activity kitchen and lounge / dining area.

The centre is open Monday to Friday and some public holidays. Transport for pick-up and put-down may be available for carers within a 10 kilometre radius of Olivet. Olive Grove House is staffed with experienced and qualified nurses and personal care workers.

Donations or Bequests

The Christadelphian Welfare Association (operating as Olivet) is a registered charity dedicated to caring for the frail and elderly or less fortunate in our community. Most of our income is fairly restricted and we require ongoing injections of funds to continuously develop and improve our facilities and services.

Making a donation or leaving a bequest to the Association is one way you can help us to provide and enhance our service to our residents and care recipients.

If you would like to discuss further, in confidence, how to make a bequest, please contact the Chief Executive Officer.

Alternatively, you can assist us any time by making a tax-deductible donation. This can be mailed to us and a receipt will be sent to you.

Every donation can make a difference to serving our residents well, no matter how large or small.

We greatly appreciate your support and generosity.

Employment

Working in aged care can be very rewarding.

Olivet is always on the lookout for people who are enthusiastic, caring and capable and want to make a positive difference for our residents and care recipients. We offer a supportive team environment and career development opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing its staff with a safe working environment and a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. To ensure quality of services to our residents and care recipients, we employ people across a wide range of backgrounds in specialised positions including:

• Registered and Enrolled Nurses

• AIN’s and Personal Carers

• Kitchen staff

If you are interested in applying for a position at Olivet, please Contact Us.

Volunteers

Olivet is also supported by the community in the form of a great volunteers program. We are grateful for the generous help provided by those who voluntarily enhance life for many both in and around Olivet.

Our volunteer program is an integral part of the way that we provide services to our residents and care recipients. Volunteering is a personally rewarding experience where volunteers and staff can work together to encourage residents to participate in a variety of social activities.

Volunteers help with many duties including:

• Visiting and talking with residents

• Reading books including Bible Readings

• Providing musical entertainment including sing-a-longs

• Craft activities

• Playing board games or cards

• Fetes and fairs

• Bus outings, including driving the bus

• Hairdressing

• Library

• Pastoral Care

• Ironing

Our residents greatly appreciate the services and enthusiasm of our volunteers. You will need a current police check, but if you don’t have this we can advise on how to apply for one. If you are interested in this rewarding role being a volunteer please Contact Us.

Activity Highlights

Activities

Throughout the year, the residents are entertained and participate in a broad range of planned activities. Small and large groups take part in gardening, craft and excursions which are designed to stimulate talents or memories or just purely for enjoyment.

We have volunteers who regularly help with working bees, particularly in the gardens and they also provide additional help and company for the residents. Large group activities such as an annual visit from an animal farm are a great way to include relatives and children and in spring there may be excursions to the Tulip Farm in the hills.

In the colder part of the year singing and dancing groups and schools visit to entertain and mix with the audience.

Each year there are two fund raising activities: the Olivet Spring Fair, which is organised by the Auxiliary to provide funds for the extra items that go toward making Olivet feel more of a home to individual residents, and the Twilight Fair which is put on by the Leisure and Lifestyle Department to raise funds for special outings or activities.