Fun Times at Japara Scottvale Nursing Home

It’s been a busy few weeks at Japara Scottvale Nursing Home, one of Japara Healthcare’s larger Melbourne aged care facilities.

With a packed social calendar, that included a recent ‘Casino Day’ where residents tried their hand at classic casino games like cards and craps, a Pink Ribbon Afternoon Tea to support Australian Breast Cancer Research (which raised over $650) and a Melbourne Cup Day celebration featuring a colourful ‘fashions in the hall’ theme complete with its very own runway, residents have made the most of these welcome opportunities to let their hair down!


The first event was Japara Scottvale’s inaugural ‘Casino Day’, which encouraged residents who normally wouldn’t participate in social events to get involved and have a go. Our dedicated Japara staff put on a real show for residents, dressing in traditional white suits favoured by casino croupiers and setting up green-clothed tables featuring card games like craps and poker. By all reports our residents had a great time, with many enjoying the change of pace this activity offered. Not to mention no real money was involved either, giving everyone involved peace of mind!


The second big event recently on Japara Scottvale Nursing Home’s social calendar was our ‘Pink Ribbon Afternoon Tea’, held in Late October to support the very important cause of Australian Breast Cancer Research. This event was another huge success, not only getting residents involved in preparations which included decorating our main hall, setting up furniture, wrapping gifts and even cleaning up afterwards; but collectively we also managed to raise over $650 which will go directly towards scientific research to find a cure for what is one of Australia’s biggest causes of death. Well attended by residents and their loved ones who dressed in pink (including the men), this afternoon tea was made all the more poignant by the fact many in the room were survivors of breast cancer or knew people who had suffered this common illness.


Last on the list was our loud and colourful Melbourne Cup Day ‘fashion in the hall’ event that residents embraced with open arms. Staff set up a runway down the middle of our large main hall, whilst residents attended wearing hats they made themselves, giving them a greater sense of participation in this festive event. Naturally, we didn’t forget to watch the big race itself on the big screen TV, with some residents proving adept judges by picking winning horses to boot!


Japara Scottvale Nursing Home is a 110 aged care facility, conveniently located near the heart of Dandenong CBD and railway station, the major regional hub of Melbourne’s fast-growing Southeastern suburbs. Featuring a modern and spacious interior, Japara Scottvale provides our residents with a wide range of vital services, including 24 hour nursing care from our fully-qualified registered nursing team, 14 dedicated dementia care beds and an innovative wellbeing program – ‘My Wellbeing, My Options’. Additional amenities and services include Aromatherapy, Audiology and Optometry amongst other benefits that are listed below:


  • 110 aged care beds in total
  • Mixture of well-appointed single rooms and shared rooms
  • 14 dedicated dementia care beds
  • 24 hour around the clock care by fully-qualified registered nurses
  • Relaxing shared day rooms, lounges and private dining spaces
  • Beautiful courtyards and gardens
  • Library and Book Club
  • Located just a short walk from Dandenong CBD


  • Aromatherapy
  • Audiometry and audiology
  • Dental Technician and dentist
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech Therapy

For more information on our Japara Scottvale Nursing Home specifically, or our range of word-class aged care facilities and high quality aged care services more generally, please visit us at or call us today on (03) 9791 3088 for a friendly chat with one our staff.

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