ECH retirement village residents at Kelvin Grove were facing a sweltering 38 degree Celcius day in January due to a power outage while SA Power Networks performed an upgrade.
Members of Kelvin Grove village at Lockleys were taken out for the day by ECH, to compensate for a nine-hour power outage on a 38°C day in January, caused by an SA Power Networks upgrade.
To ensure members had a comfortable day, two options were offered - a bus outing to Victor Harbor or an afternoon at ECH Seasiders Day Program at Henley Beach. Twenty members attended the bus outing where they enjoyed lunch at a local cafe then visited Alexandrina Cheese Company and the Fleurieu Harvest strawberry farm where they could purchase locally grown produce. Three members attended Seasiders Day Program where they had the opportunity to participate in social and recreational activities, watch TV, read a book, make craft items and have lunch. Alternatively, members could make their own arrangements and spend time with family and friends, but were not advised to spend the day at their unit. Power was restored by around 5pm.
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