Monthly Archives: August 2017

Happiness Blooms from Within

17.08.2017 Admin News No Comments

The Residents with dementia are engaging in a meaningful activity that stimulates their senses,

It encourages reminiscence about past experiences with flowers such as receiving flowers , wedding bouquets , Gardening  and picking flowers for arrangements in their own homes .

We have many residents who were florists and like to share tips with other residents like putting lemonade in a vase of flowers that are looking wilted to freshen them up  and placing stems at different angles to form a nice bouquet of flowers  .

Enid arranging flowers

Enid arranging flowers

Mary looking over flowers

Mary looking over flowers

Norma is proud of the finish product

Norma is proud of the finish product

Through Our Eyes

15.08.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington’s award winning partnership with Magdalene Catholic High School was celebrated at the annual ‘Through Our Eyes’ presentation on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

This year nineteen Year 11 students spent three months meeting with nine residents from across all Carrington residential care facilities encouraging the residents to share their stories and memories as part of the ‘Through Our Eyes’ project.

Students collated the information they had gathered from their conversations with residents and presented it back to the residents and their families and friends as a memento for them to keep.

The audience of residents, family, friends, students, teachers of Magdalene Catholic High School and staff of Carrington enjoyed a short video presentation that students had developed as part of their project on each of the residents   Some of the feedback received included:

‘I just feel blessed that I was able to experience little bits of life, that hopefully I’ll never have to experience myself, but Maureen’s been strong enough to live through.’ Maddison Saysonavongpheth – student from Magdalene Catholic High School.

‘The program affirmed for us and for my dad that his life story and experience is valued by someone outside the immediate family. It provided him with a rewarding link with the younger generation.’ Julie Vanderburg – daughter of resident Phil Scarlett.

Special thanks to Shareen Borg, Head Teacher, Magdalene Catholic High School for the ongoing commitment to the success of this wonderful program.

The ‘Through Our Eyes’ program has been operating for seven years and was the winner of the 2016 National Aged Care Quality Pastoral and Spiritual Care Practice Award, presented by Meaningful Ageing Australia.

 

Resident Maureen Green, daughter Sandra with students Beth and Maddison

Resident Maureen Green, daughter Sandra with students Beth and Maddison

Phil Scarlett with students Julia and Stephanie

Phil Scarlett with students Julia and Stephanie

David Archer and student Olivia

David Archer and student Olivia

Carrington Pastoral Care Coordinator Julie Philpott and Magdalene Catholic High School teacher Shareen Borg

Carrington Pastoral Care Coordinator Julie Philpott and Magdalene Catholic High School teacher Shareen Borg

Residents and Students celebrate following the presentation

Residents and Students celebrate following the presentation

A Great Day at the Carrington Fair

14.08.2017 Admin News No Comments

Wow! Yet another brilliant turn out for the annual Carrington Fair.

The Board and Management of Carrington express their sincere gratitude to the many residents, family, friends and staff that once again volunteered their services in making the annual Carrington Fair a successful and enjoyable day.

The Fair attracts many visitors to Carrington and by all accounts everyone enjoyed the day and the glorious weather.

We would like to thank our many sponsors for their generosity and commitment to our residents, without your assistance this day would not be as successful.

Winners of this year’s Major Raffle are as follows:

1st Prize: CASH CHEQUE: – Valued at $1,500.00  – Mr E Dixon Ticket 3321

2nd Prize:HELLOWORLD AT CAMDEN TRAVEL: – Valued at $1,000.00 –  Ivy Gorman Ticket  5908.

3rd Prize:PATCH WORK QUILT: – Valued at $600 – Jean Porter Ticket 5966

4th Prize: BALLOON ALOFT GIFT VOUCHER’S: – Valued at $598.00 – Ossie and Anne Bruckard

5th Prize: BUNNINGS GIFT VOUCHER: – Valued at $500.00 – Lorna Storey Ticket 6830

6th Prize :WATER COLOUR PAINTING: – Valued at $400.00 – Maria Morphew Ticket 3306

Raad Richards enjoying engaging the crowd at the Chocolate Wheel

Raad Richards enjoying engaging the crowd at the Chocolate Wheel

David with Carrington Clowns

David with Carrington Clowns

Phil and Bryce

Phil and Bryce

Thank you to Chris, Joe, Carole, Barbara & Mrs O'Brien

Thank you to Chris, Joe, Carole, Barbara & Mrs O’Brien

Werombi Court Stand

Books, Craft, Cakes, Knits & Woodwork

Books, Craft, Cakes, Knits & Woodwork

Werombi Court Stand

Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat

14.08.2017 Admin News No Comments

Every Tuesday morning, residents from Werombi Court walk down to the old bowling green to enjoy this beautiful weather we have been getting! If we are lucky, we may even get a visit from our two duck friends in the fountain. With all this sunshine about, we are hoping that the parrots will be back soon to keep us company.

Upon arrival to the bowling green, John Downing shoots off with all the memories of his classic wins during his days of lawn bowls. Meanwhile, Doug is standing in the background with a quiet reassurance of his bowling skills. George is always confident that his “good looks” will help him win, whilst all the staff cheer for Team Maureen who happens to be a bowling meister!

Once the hard work is done, the resident enjoy sitting in the sun with a hot chocolate and a Kit Kat. If you ever see us all sitting in the sun on a Tuesday Morning, be sure to give us a wave and a smile!

Residents from Werombi Court enjoying some sunshine and refreshments during "Walking Group"

Residents from Werombi Court enjoying some sunshine and refreshments during “Walking Group”

Steve Mortimer visits Mary Mackillop

10.08.2017 Admin News No Comments

Residents of Mary Mackillop were delighted to have special guest, former Bulldogs football player  Steve Mortimer and his son Andrew come to spend the morning sharing  tips on playing the game of shoot and shuffle.

Shoot and shuffle is a popular and social game played here at Mary Mackillop where residents compete for the title of champion player, Steve shared his experience and gave inside tips of how to play.

The morning followed on with morning tea where Steve and Andrew met residents of the  footy tipping competition.

Jeffery a mad bulldogs supporter couldn’t believe his eyes when Steve introduced himself  and gave him a Bull dogs hat.

Learning the game of shoot and shuffle - Listening intently

Learning the game of shoot and shuffle – Listening intently

Hello have we met? Do I know You?

Hello have we met?
Do I know You?

I love this game - Meet my new mates

I love this game – Meet my new mates

Jeffery meets his Bulldogs superstar - Like my new hat?

Jeffery meets his Bulldogs superstar – Like my new hat?