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A family reunion spanning four generations

Brightwater Joondalup resident Shirley gets the surprise of a lifetime

Brightwater getting into the Spirit

This week, we launched our new set of values and the Brightwater Spirit

World Music Therapy Day 1 March, 2021

We spoke with Music Therapist Hayley Antipas to celebrate World Music Therapy Day

Brightwater aged care home one of the first to receive the COVID vaccine

A group of Brightwater clients made history, receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Important Update: COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Our plan for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 13 February

An important update regarding WA's move out of a hard lockdown

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 13 February

An important update regarding WA's move out of a hard lockdown

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 8 February 2021

An important update about what WA's transition out of lockdown means for Brightwater

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 5 February 2021

An important update about what WA's transition out of lockdown means for Brightwater

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 2 February 2021

An update from the Premier's announcement on 2 February 2021

Important Update: Residential aged care and community houses clients and families

The lockdown from 6pm 31 January to 6pm 5 February includes no visitors being allowed into aged care or disability care homes, except in end of life circumstances

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families

The lockdown from 6pm 31 January to 6pm 5 February includes a pause on non-essential services for Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients

First sod turned at Brightwater Inglewood

Our new intergenerational campus, research centre and corporate office has commenced construction in Inglewood

MKR - Marangaroo’s Kitchen Rules

Marangaroo clients enjoy a Christmas cooking day with My Kitchen Rules star

Holiday season visitor information

Find out visitor information over the festive season

Recognising some of our amazing and committed staff

Each year we recognise employees who personify our values and commitment every day

Spreading the Christmas cheer with our Brightwater at Home clients

50 Brightwater at Home clients were recently treated to a COVID safe Christmas High Tea

Seeing the Ability in Disability Celebrations

We celebrated International Day of People with Disability with a fundraising extravaganza event with 6PR at Brightwater House

Thank you to Get Scrubbed WA

Get Scrubbed WA donate 1,000 cloth masks to Brightwater

A huge milestone for Brightwater and WA’s disability community

On 1 December, we are celebrating Brightwater's transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards.

Georgiou Group awarded contract for Brightwater’s new Inglewood Development

Georgiou Group appointed as head contractor for Brightwater's new aged care, research centre and head office

Bright stars receive Scholarships at the Annual General Meeting

Two Brightwater employees awarded scholarships at the AGM

Light up Lives Christmas Concert tours Brightwater

Light up Lives Christmas Concerts sponsored by Janissen Electrics tour Brightwater homes

Christmas comes early for Brightwater residents

A Kindergarten class has donated some very special gifts to residents at Brightwater The Oaks

See the Ability in Disability Celebration

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people living with a disability in our community on 3rd December

How the income-tested care fee for home care is calculated

Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be asked to pay an ‘income-tested care fee’, in addition to the basic daily fee

Successful succulent mini market returns

The Weekend Entrepreneurs host their second succulent mini market at Brightwater Bentley

Help us share music with our community

This November, donate your old phones, music playing equipment or instruments, and we will find them a new home

Perth Symphony Orchestra mini concerts tour Brightwater homes

Perth Symphony Orchestra performs a series of mini concerts for Brightwater residents

Delivering ice cream in style

Onslow Garden receives custom built ice cream cart from Men's Shed

Volunteer brings years of joy to Brightwater residents

Brightwater Volunteer Lyn Brown provides 13 years of support to residents

Brightwater’s Research into Dementia

Brightwater's Research Centre uncovers solutions that make a real difference to people’s lives, including people living with Dementia.

Brightwater’s Specialist Dementia Care Program celebrates 1 year anniversary

Brightwater officially opened to the doors to first trial of the Federal Government’s Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) one year ago.

Getting to know our clients deeply

Getting to know our clients deeply is at the core of what our team does every day.

The Cove hosts inaugural inter-house games

Residents had their first ever inter-house games, with four teams competing for the inaugural trophy over a two-day carnival event.

Meet Bronnie Edgcombe Administration Assistant at The Village

Entering The Village, you are always greeted with a warm welcome from Bronnie

How Sallina helps her clients communicate with confidence

We spoke with Sallina Le, a Speech Pathologist at Oats Street

Weekend Entrepreneurs launch succulent sale in Manning

Brightwater clients launch their own mini market selling potted succulents

Meet Therapy Assistant Rozanne Schmulian

Brightwater Disability Therapy Assistant Rozanne Schmulian explains why she loves her job so much

A special trip to North Fremantle

Brightwater resident Ray takes a sentimental journey through his old stomping grounds of North Fremantle

Apple watch and television assist in Pam’s core care

Pam receives special gifts thanks to Life's Possibilities fundraising initiative

The ins and outs of retirement fees

Our Kingsway Court Retirement Village Commercial Services General Manager Darren Woolcott talks to The West about retirement fees.

From little things, big things grow

Meet Terry, a client at our brain rehabilitation centre, Oats Street.

Woodside lends it support to Brightwater Buddies Program

Our Brightwater Buddies Program is expanding! Thanks to Woodside’s generous donation and support.

Aged Care Employee Day

With Aged Care Employee Day being celebrated on Friday, 7 August 2020, we wanted to dedicate this week to recognising our amazing staff.

A sweet gift for Brightwater aged care residents

Men's Sheds across Perth make ice cream carts for Brightwater's Aged Care homes.

Opera stars turn on pop-up concert for Brightwater residents and staff

The idea that music soothes the soul inspired Brightwater to host a series of intimate concerts for clients and staff.

Creative at Heart

Brightwater resident Colin looks back on his life on the stage and behind the easel.

Celebrating 20 years at The Oaks

On July 17, we celebrate twenty years since our first client stepped through the doors of The Oaks, Waikiki.

Brightwater's Phase 4: An update to visitor restrictions (residential aged care)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Brightwater’s Phase 4: An update to visitor restrictions (community houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Embracing an inclusive community spirit

Now more than ever, feeling part of a community is an important aspect of life, and that’s just what you’ll get at Kingsway Court retirement village

Brightwater at Home providing essential support to clients

Brightwater at Home services assisting clients in keeping socially connected

Brightwater's Phase 3: An update to visitor restrictions (residential aged care)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Brightwater’s Phase 3: An update to visitor restrictions (community houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Reimagining the meal experience

Brightwater Hospitality Services Manager, Philip (Phil) Waldron has been avidly developing and implementing the ‘Reimagining the meal experience’ project

A green thumbs up to the Weekend Entrepreneurs

Clients have been taking part in ‘The Weekend Entrepreneurs’ volunteer program to engage clients on weekends

A unique pen pal friendship blossoms

The Brightwater Buddies program connects a young university student with Onslow Gardens resident

Staff and residents at The Oaks are "one large family"

Brightwater Resident, Susan Henderson thanks staff on their commitment to keeping residents happy

Volunteering is a vocation for Ian

We want to take the opportunity to celebrate each of our wonderful volunteers

Important Update: Brightwater At Home clients and families

An update from our home care team

Let’s celebrate our nurses!

We hear from Brightwater Nurse Practitioner, Sheila on her commitment to the industry

Music to our ears

Residents at Onslow Gardens enjoyed a visit from Freeze Frame Opera

Important update: Adjustment to visitor restrictions (Community Houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important update: Adjustment to visitor restrictions (Residential Aged Care)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important Update: COVID-19 and Residential Aged Care

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important update: COVID-19 and Disability Community Houses

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Watch our complete 'Senior Stories' video series

11 Brightwater clients share their tales, talents and triumphs with the world

Important Update: COVID-19 and Residential Sites Visiting Restrictions

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important Update: COVID-19 and Community Houses Visiting Restrictions

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Why it’s important to stay connected during a crisis – and how to do it

Make your personal wellbeing a priority

Hand-washing 101: How to protect yourself and others

Doing it right is more important than ever

4 reasons to get your daily dose of sunshine

Some sunlight might be just what you need

Important Update: COVID-19

Our plan to ensure the health and wellbeing of our clients

Important Update: Brightwater At Home clients & COVID-19

Key steps to ensure your health and wellbeing

Shining a light on social work

Celebrating World Social Work Day on March 17

Coronavirus update

How we are proactively preparing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

12 quotes about caring

We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Home Care or Aged Care Home: What’s right for you?

Let's compare the benefits

Meet our Music Therapist, Marie

In celebration of World Music Therapy Day on March 1

Brightwater CEO appointed to expert Advisory Panel

Brightwater CEO has been appointed to the DAACM expert Advisory Panel

Team Kumosawa fundraise for Brightwater

Four friends on a mission to get healthy for a good cause!

14 inspirational quotes for people with disabilities

Wise words about ability and perseverance

Over $26,000 raised in Christmas Appeal

Your donations helped make some small wishes come true

Annie turns 100!

Introducing Perth's newest centenarian

Therapy friends leave a lasting impression

These candid canines produced smiles throughout the office

Smiles soar at the Kickstart Summer Concert

A joyful day for all involved

Why spiritual care is important in aged care

Spirituality is bigger than religion

Brightwater celebrates Perth PrideFest

You can never have enough colour!

Our commitment to accessibility

Introducing ReadSpeaker to our website

Smiles beam at Downer Getaway Camp

Another successful year at the Downer Getaway Camp

Scholarships announced at Annual General Meeting

We are proud to award two scholarships to three staff members

6 tips for a better night’s sleep

Everything just works better when you're sleeping well

4 ways that friendship enriches your life

Why friends are so vital for our wellbeing

Jamie’s motivation shines through

Celebrating our employees this OT week

Science and creativity spark Elysia’s passion

Celebrating our employees this OT week

Increased independence and reduced cost of care for people with brain injury

Collaborative research project with ICWA

Participants have a ball at annual bowling tournament

A fantastic team building experience for all involved

6 reasons to keep reading books

Do yourself a favour and find a real page-turner!

Brain injury recovery the focus of new scholarship

Supporting the transition from rehabilitation to home

Celebrating our staff on Australian Citizenship Day

A few of our staff have recently become Australian Citizens!

Spring cleaning tips for seniors

It's time for your annual cleaning spree!

A passionate path leads Sandra in the right direction

Celebrating our employees this Speech Pathology Week

Supporting families affected by brain injury or younger onset dementia

A collaboration between Brightwater and the University of Western Australia

One-stop shop for NDIS tools and resources

An online toolkit to help guide you through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Margaretta shares 42 years with Brightwater

Celebrating our fantastic employees this Aged Care Employee Day

Jude rejoices in the independence of elders

Celebrating our fantastic employees this Aged Care Employee Day

Tanya’s versatility shines through

Celebrating our fantastic employees this Aged Care Employee Day

5 fall prevention tips for seniors

Just one bad fall can set off a domino effect

Dushica delighted with International Student of the Year award

A move to Australia re-ignited motivation to pursue her passion

Headphones a hit at Brightwater Kingsley

Kingsley residents and staff enjoy silent disco in style

21 things you're never too old for

Colouring books, Christmas, 'crazy' hair and more!

What does an NDIS Support Coordinator do?

A partner to help you breathe life into your NDIS Plan

10 simple stress relief remedies

What to do when a stress ball just won't cut it

A collaborative approach to rehabilitation

Working together to strengthen our model of care

30 wellbeing tips for everybody

Strategies to help you feel better, inside and out

Suburban Safari

Onslow Gardens residents enjoyed a delightful day at Perth Zoo

When is it time to downsize?

5 signs it might be time to make the move

5 facts about dementia

Often it’s only when someone close to us is affected that we really begin to understand what it means

Brightwater CEO to join UWA think tank

Our CEO has been appointed to the advisory board of The University of Western Australia’s newest think tank.

5 reasons to use a better hotel laundry and linen service

Brightwater Linen provides crisp, clean laundry to over 70 hotels across Perth

How music helps Ron reconnect with those around him

The Music Pharmacy brings joy and rejuvenation to residents just like Ron

Barbara’s devotion inspires volunteering vocation

Seeing clients get up and dance is truly brilliant, says Barbara.

Why gardening is so good for you

With benefits like stress relief and better hand strength, don't even think about neglecting your green thumb!

John’s passion for volunteering shines through

Celebrating 19 years of volunteering with Brightwater

Royal Commission Update

CEO Jennifer Lawrence says her experience of the Commission was encouraging

5 big benefits of creative expression

Creativity isn't just for kids and 'artsy' types

Brightwater welcomes funding for Meaningful Ageing Australia campaign

Supporting our clients spiritual needs is of utmost importance

16 positive quotes about ageing

Some of our favourite words of wisdom

Brains behind Brightwater present at ASSBI

Staff show their strength in brain injury research

Handy apps for seniors and people with disabilities

There's an app for that!

The role of allied health in aged care and disability support

From speech pathology to social work, allied health is key

A thoughtful donation puts Reg back on track

A passionate hobby can make all the difference to your wellbeing

6 health benefits of laughter

Is laughter really the best medicine?

10 tips for better brain health

For Brain Awareness Week, we're highlighting what you can do to maximise your health up there.

5 reasons to keep walking as you get older

Keeping the body active maximises your ability to do everyday tasks in later life

Home safety tips for seniors

A few small changes around the house can really reduce the risk of accidents and falls

Kicking goals at Oats Street

West Coast Eagles visit the crew at Oats Street Rehabilitation Centre

Why you should volunteer in aged care or disability support

Need convincing to give back to your community? Read this

4 reasons why pets are so good for our wellbeing

Pets make the perfect companion

Brightwater to pilot specialist dementia unit

Providing expertise in delivering specialised dementia care

What is respite care for seniors (and where to find it)

Everyone deserves a break every now and then

6 home care services you didn’t know you could get

There's more to home care than housework

5 things to consider when choosing a retirement village


Aimee's flying high at 103

Birralee resident celebrates a wonderful year well lived

Celebrating Christmas with ageing parents

Make meaningful memories this holiday season

Barnyard buddies a hit at Kingsley

Celebrating Life in the Country as part of WA Seniors Week

What support does the NDIS cover?

Find out services can be accessed with NDIS funding

Reaching new heights at the Downer Getaway Camp

Smiles of joy for clients and staff at the third annual Downer Getaway Camp

6 reasons why music improves wellbeing

Music makes us feel good, but have you ever wondered why?

Introducing the Music Pharmacy

For Brightwater clients, groove is in the heart

Odyssey journey begins for new village

Odyssey Residences at Beaumaris Beach is now underway

Brightwater wins ILC grant

The grant will support people with disability to connect with communities

A volunteer with a big heart

Our volunteers come in different shapes and sizes.

Counting the cost of dementia

New national research shows it costs around $88,000 a year to provide health and residential care