We were proud to once again hold our annual ANZAC day service with the Camden RSL Sub Branch this week, to honour those who have served in conflicts both past and present, and to remember those who never made it home. The service featured speakers from both the Carrington and the wider local community.
The service was attended by MP for Camden Chris Patterson, Deputy Mayor Theresa Fedeli, and other members from the community. The MC for this year’s service was Camden RSL Sub Branch President Iain Richard-Evan.
Those at the service sung hymns, and also the National Anthems of Australia and New Zealand, in respect for our Kiwi neighbours.
We honour and respect our many Carrington residents who risked their lives in service of our country. Thank you for your service.We would also like to thank the members of the Camden community who have served our country with such distinction.
‘They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest We Forget.’
All images used in this post were taken by Brett Atkins from Brett Atkins Digital Production.
Pictured here are special guests from the Camden Community who also attended the service.
Laying of the wreathes
Vocalist Tash singing the National Anthem of Australia
Carrington’s Chief Executive Raad Richards speaking at the ceremony
The service was well attended by the residents of Carrington
This week, our Mary Mackillop residents had the chance to attend a bus outing to Berrima. While in Berrima, the residents enjoyed a guided tour of the local Court House. The group learnt more about the history of the local area and of the Court House through the viewing of a movie, before commencing with the tour throughout the building.
The final room the residents had the chance to view was the actual Court room, where the group had the opportunity to sit in on a mock court session, with wax figures present to represent the jury, judge, and the defendant (a convict). The court case the residents got to listen to demonstrated how we dealt with legal issues in the past.
After the guided tour, the group headed to Mittagong and enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch at Lake Alexandra. The residents absolutely loved the picturesque and beautiful scene, and had a fantastic day out.
Seniors Week is always an important time at Carrington. It allows us to celebrate the contribution that our seniors have made to their communities throughout their lifetime, and to society as a whole.
This week, the residents and Carrington held a high tea for the village. One of the village residents, Steve Wisbey sang for the guests, while special guest speaker Dr Genevieve Steiner spoke to the residents about healthy ageing.
Dr Genevieve Steiner is a Senior Dementia Research Fellow and cognitive neuroscientist at Western Sydney University. Her research spans the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cognitive decline in older age and dementia. The aim of Dr Steiner’s research is to improve the health outcomes of seniors at risk of cognitive decline. Dr Steiner uses brain imaging methods to explore the brain’s function and structure to discover new ways to detect dementia, and to test new treatment strategies that are safe, feasible, and can be implemented early.
Thanks must go to Graham and Jill, two of our village residents who worked tirelessly to pull the event together, and the delicious high tea that was served to the residents by our hotel services team. It was a great event, and it was fantastic to see so many of our residents come together to celebrate Seniors Week.
Our residents from Paling Court had the chance to enjoy the beautiful sunshine recently, with an outing to the Drummoyne Sailing Club. The Leisure and Lifestyle team at Paling Court have quite a few foodies among their residents, and are always looking for new places to take the residents to lunch.
They finally decided on the Drummoyne Sailing Club, with the residents having a chance to enjoy the scenic route thanks to our Volunteer Bus Driver, Jerry. The residents had a great lunch out on the balcony, watching the blue sky give to grey and keeping an eye out for some of the more expensive looking boats out on the harbour.
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