Monthly Archives: March 2018

To be or not to be… that is the question- A great day at the theatre!

29.03.2018 Admin News No Comments

 Some of our Mary Mackillop residents recently saw a production of Hamlet at the Casula Powerhouse Theatre. Our Leisure and Lifestyle team at Mary Mackillop chose this outing for the enjoyment of the residents, many of whom had a background or interest in theatre when they were younger. It was also an opportunity for a bit of reminiscing, with many of the residents having learnt about Hamlet in school- especially the famous soliloquy: ‘To be, or not to be!’

The production stirred a lot of conversation between the residents. All had a great day, with a few stating how lovely it was to have an outing like this where they could be transported into another world through the medium of theatre. The venue was very accommodating to the needs of all our residents. We would very much recommend the Casula Powerhouse Theatre to anyone who has an interest in live theatre!

Despite being in towards the city, the venue itself had very lovely surroundings. The residents also had an opportunity to spend time in the lovely garden area after the play.

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Carrington Games 2018

27.03.2018 Admin News No Comments

To celebrate the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Carrington recently celebrated it’s inaugural Carrington Games. Residents from all four of our residential care facilities competed in teams in modified versions of the Commonwealth Sports we all know and love.

The residents tried their hand at Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Javelin, and Shotput.

These activities were designed by our lifestyle team to promote healthy living, with our Allied Health team supervising the running and facilitating of the activities on the day.

The facility managers rounded out the festivities with an egg and spoon time trial obstacle course, with Jacqui from Werombi Court taking out first place. All participants received a certificate of achievement and a delicious lunch served up by Paul and the Hotel Services team.

Thank you to all the staff who were involved in making this occasion such a special one for our residents!!

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Grasmere Terrace celebrates a new NRL season

21.03.2018 Admin News No Comments

It’s that time of year again where residents of Grasmere Terrace cheer on their favourite NRL football teams.

Residents have yet again joined in the NRL football competition for 2018 and have encouraged their peers to join in with them, some say it’s a guessing competition and you also have those who take it more seriously studying the teams and watching the games.

Last years all residents involved were presented with certificates of participation by the CEO of Carrington, Raad Richards

The winners of 2017 were Alan Goss & Bev Ackling who received their name on the perpetual trophy which is displayed within the facility. Gold, silver & bronze medallions engraved with winners names were also given out by Raad Richards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Good luck to all residents involved in the footy tipping competition this year!

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Fun at the Camden Show

19.03.2018 Admin News No Comments

The Camden Show is always a big event on Carrington’s calendar. This year, we were proud to be Champion Sponsor of the show, which is always a great event for the local community. This year, Carrington had two stalls at the show. The first was our information stall, which gave members of the community a chance to chat to some of our friendly staff about the services that Carrington offers, as well as current employment and volunteering opportunities.

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The second stall that we had this year was in the Style Pavilion, where we had the opportunity to showcase our famous scones, as well as drinks, lamingtons, and some other sweet treats. We are particularly proud of our first place win in the Country Style Pavilion Design Category. Thanks to all our staff and volunteers who put in so much hard work to make our involvement at this year’s show such a success.

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Our residents weren’t left out of the fun! Some of our Werombi Court residents enjoyed a visit to the show on the Friday. From sighting giant pumpkins, to winning prizes at ‘The Clowns’, to eating all sorts of yummy fair food, it was a fun day for all. The dressage events were a sight to see, as were the rosters, chickens, ducks and geese on display. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let us take the baby chickens home!

Graham was feeling patriotic and got a Rabbitoh’s tattoo (fake of course!), whilst Barry ‘taste tested’ almost every soft serve vendor. Jean and Tony always enjoy the scones with some fresh jam and cream. Maureen purchased some chocolate show bags at her families request- all in all it was a fantastic day out for the residents. Pictured below are some of Werombi Court’s residents.

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Grasmere Terrace also brought some of their residents along to check out the horse riding events, the arts and crafts, and some of our scones!

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