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  • Bene Bambini – A playgroup for the young and the young at heart

    At Bene we believe that growing older is no reason to stop growing. What’s more, play in its many forms has been shown to foster growth as individuals and as a community. Bene Bambini’s intergenerational playgroup provides opportunities for both the young and the young at heart to come together in play and to form unique bonds through activities designed to encourage socialisation and learning. The...

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  • Padre Pio Relics Coming to Bene

    On September 18, Bene Italian Village will welcome the relics of the Italian Franciscan priest St Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio”. Mass will be celebrated by Bene’s Father Felice followed by veneration of the relics. For many, this will be a rare opportunity to witness the relics and honour the saint widely known for his suffering, humility and miracles. For Fr Felice who twice...

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  • Cooking for the Soul with Rosa Matto

    At Bene, we’re passionate about the little things in life that bring joy to the community. That’s way we’re joining forces with South Australian food icon Rosa Matto to bring you a cooking class that celebrates good food and friendship as part of ZestFest this year. The Festival which embraces ageing and turns stereotypes about getting older on their head, will see Rosa spread the joy of cooking...

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  • Pauline – Lifestyle Support Volunteer

    As a volunteer at Bene assisting the Lifestyle team for one morning a week, I believe I receive more than I give. Some residents I work with are hearing or vision impaired, and I enjoy the challenge of coming up with suitable but engaging and enjoyable activities. From the residents, I am learning valuable lessons in patience, communication, cheerfulness and resilience. Their smiles and the satisfaction...

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  • Renu – Registered Nurse

    I can proudly say that ten years on and a change of role from PCW to RN, I continue to be excited and motivated to go to work. I absolutely love caring for our residents who are of many different cultural backgrounds. Bene has given me great opportunities and has helped me grow both personally and professionally

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