Where Enjoying Life Matters


Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 Uncategorized,

Residents at Hardi Guildford celebrated Mother’s Day with a beautiful high tea  that included Tea/Coffee, Chocolate Croissants, Jam Balls and Cinnamon Swirl Pastry. Resident Alan Townsend made a lovely speech sharing a story of his Childhood that included his lovely Grandmother and how much he appreciates her. Facility Manager Elaine also made a speech wishing […]

Kathleen Sexton Turns 100

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 Uncategorized,

It was a day for celebration as Resident Kathleen Sexton celebrated her 100th birthday, with current restrictions in place the lifestyle team couldn’t plan a massive celebration like they hoped by they definitely pulled out all the stops to make this day extra special for Kathleen. Arrangements were made with Kathleen’s daughter Jenny to have […]

Olive Price turns 102

Friday, May 29th, 2020 Uncategorized,

Hardi Penrith helped resident Olive Price celebrate her 102nd birthday with an amazing birthday party surrounded by her family and friends. Olive was gifted a beautiful new watch as her present as her old one broke just days before, she received a massive floral arrangement from the Hardi CEO while the Chef made her an […]

Origami Craft Time

Friday, May 29th, 2020 Uncategorized,

Residents at Guildford love to learn new things especially during these difficult times . Most recent skill they were taught was Origami. Recreation Activity Officer Emma enjoyed teaching Residents the fine art of Origami from small flowers to hats with the Residents proudly showing all staff their own creation. Residents were happily chatting with each […]

64 Years Of Love at Blacktown

Friday, May 29th, 2020 Uncategorized,

It was celebration time at Hardi Blacktown on Wednesday 26th February for Mr & Mrs McKenna’s 64th wedding anniversary. The lifestyle team decorated the dining room in Rose Gold decorations while the Chief made a delicious 64th Wedding Anniversary Cake and it was also shared amongst the Residents, staff, another resident’s family member ‘s daughter […]

Book Week

Friday, May 29th, 2020 Uncategorized,

Residents from Hardi Manly Vale love to read  so it was only fitting that they celebrated book week. They came up with the idea of having book club and a library trolley that gets pushed around the facility and residents can pick out their favourite books to read. With a small group of residents they […]

Book Week

Friday, May 1st, 2020 Uncategorized,

Manly Vale Poetry group has received wide appreciation and great popularity since it began at the start of 2020.  In an one-hour poetry session on Wednesday, 20th May, read a collection of poems by Banjo Paterson, Phillip R. Rush, William Shakespeare and William Wordsworth. Richard a resident at Hardi Manly Vale beautifully recited the best of […]

Trip to Mt Keria

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Uncategorized,

With the weather starting to cool down residents were excited to take a bus trip out to Mt Keria in Wollongong, with a packed picnic lunch residents jumped on the Hardi Bus and took the scenic route to this wonderful lookout. The view was definitely worth the drive with hardly any clouds in the sky […]

Seniors Week

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Uncategorized,

Residents from Hardi Aged Care Manly Vale had an amazing time celebrating Senior Week from 10th February to 14th February. They started the week with reminiscing about their childhood memories, the discussion was very enriching and many of our residents also joined in and contributed invaluable inputs. Residents also enjoyed different table games, trivia competitions, […]

Ron Turn 100

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Uncategorized,

Friday 21st February was a special day at Guildford with resident Ron celebrating his 100th Birthday surround by his wife Sybil and his family and friends. Ron had a fantastic day being spoilt with a beautiful photo frame from residents and staff at Hardi Aged Care Guildford, a beautiful arrangement of native flowers from the […]

  • Residents in all Hardi Aged Care homes take part in a Music and Memory program. Music therapy has been increasingly used in dementia-specific care to help residents recall memories and emotions from their past, with notable benefits including improved
    mood, less anxiety, reduction in pain, decreased dependence on medications and stimulating positive interactions.
    Through surveys, research, and a steady stream of amazing stories, the music and memory program has documented many benefits of the personalised music program.

    Music and Memory Provider

  • It has been 5 months since our father James passed away but we wanted to again acknowledge Elaine and staff for the time, commitment, care and compassion that you showed to James during his illness and to all members of our family. After reflecting back, I think it is important to say that even though Hardi Aged Care Guildford isn’t part of our daily lives we still hold the nursing home in high standards. So, this email is to just say that Elaine and the staff are still in our hearts and were an important part of our journey with dad. A journey that was extremely challenging, but we have peace in our hearts knowing that dad was with you at the end.  We came to know some of the residents well and still think of them.

    Guildford – Pauline McFarlane (February 2020)

  • “My mother passed away after nearly nine years at Mountainview as a high care resident. I just wanted to say that the staff were wonderful and treated her with respect and dignity. Over the years, as to be expected, we occasionally had issues that needed sorting and they would get straight onto it. I cannot recommend Mountainview highly enough. My mum had no choice but to go into high care following a stroke so initially was distressed at being there, but the love, friendship and laughter provided on a daily basis by staff, residents and relatives meant that she was happy in the last few years of her life. Thank you Mountainview.”

    Penrith – Sharon M (August 2017)

  • “I moved my parents from another facility to Hardi Aged Care at Seven Hills one year ago. It is the best thing that I have done for my parents.In my opinion I say that they moved from a backyard soccer coach to the institute of sport! They want for nothing. They are both in the extra services unit. They each have their own spacious rooms with bathrooms attached. There is a lovely dining hall on the same level, below is another dining hall/lounge room and outside is a lovely garden. Mum and Dad want for nothing.The staff at Hardis are all nice and treat my parents with the respect and love they deserve. All the staff from cleaning, kitchen, maintenance, reception, nursing, laundry, lifestyle staff and management all treat each resident with the same level of love and respect and I believe this is what sets this nursing home apart from all the rest. I am really thankful that Hardis was recommended to me as I do believe that if I had not moved both my parents they would not be here today.”

    Seven Hills – Cornelia Cole (May, 2017)

  • “I would like to thank all of staff looking after my mother Carol. Your team in this area go the next level in caring and I would recommend this nursing home to anyone who asked me. I would like to say a big thank you for all of the help and kind nature all your team has given my mother.”

    Blacktown – Daran Halkett (August, 2016)

  • “My dear friends, what can I say but thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Everybody at your lovely aged care home has been playing well above their weight when it comes to the care that Peter was provided with, I can name a few individuals such as John, Amy, and Greer but everybody knows the list is much larger than that, especially me! Not much else to say except for a very very big heartfelt thankyou to all your staff at Mountainview. The best aged care facility in the world.”

    Neil Temporini (September 2018)

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