You may have noticed that over this past year, while establishing our new long-term plan for our nearly 60-year-old South Australian organisation, we have welcomed more and more people to the ECH community. We look forward to celebrating our 60 year milestone with you all next year!

In the meantime, we have also celebrated our residents who hold a long-standing commitment to ECH. Held annually, our 20 Plus luncheon is a celebration and our way of simply saying thanks. The 20 Plus Club now has 106 members with our longest member of 41 years being Patricia, who lives with us in Bowden Towers (Adelaide). On the day, we celebrated other milestones as follows:

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25 years – 10 residents
30 years – 2 residents

See below for more photos from the lunch.

To help foster connections, we have provided our community with exclusive theatre experiences, interactive workshops, discounted theatre tickets and free footy tickets in collaboration with our partners Adelaide Festival, State Theatre Company and SANFL.

Next year we will have more events, which will once again be a wonderful opportunity to meet other clients and residents. If you would like to keep up to date with future events and activities, please provide your email and contact details to us by emailing

At this time of year, it is our time to reflect and rejoice in the moments we have shared with you. The smiles and support we have been able to bring into your life, through being there and supporting your journey of getting more out of life.

The traditional ECH Christmas gift has evolved over time from magnetic photo frames, DYI Christmas tree decorations and Christmas card packs. Our much-loved ECH Calendar has also been used as a “Christmas Gift”. For 2024, we have reinvented the Calendar to be quarterly to help you discover more things to do, such as bus trips, community programs, and MORE! For each print magazine edition in 2024, we will be sharing a new quarterly Calendar, starting with January, February and March, with dates to consider and social outings to book! In 2024, you will see more stories and more information shared through the printed version of this magazine, as well as online.

On behalf of myself, the Board and our Executive team I would like to wish you a wonderful holiday period and start to the new year. We are looking forward to staying connected with you in 2024.

Warm regards,

Claire Scapinello
ECH Chief Executive

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Posted: December 12, 2023