Monthly Archives: May 2019

Carrington wins Organisation Award at 2019 LASA State Awards

8.05.2019 Admin News No Comments

Carrington was recently elected as a finalist in the LASA State Awards in the category of ‘Team’ for our Wellness Club Program + Pastoral Care Program, and ‘Organisation’ for services and innovation.

We are pleased to announce that our organisation was named as the winner in it’s category! Congratulations to every single one of our staff members for your commitment and dedication to our residents and clients.

A big congratulations must also go to the teams involved in our Wellness Club and Pastoral Care programs. Please click the link below to read LASA’s press release about the award winners.

LASA Press Release

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Teen Ranch Visit with Mary Mackillop

8.05.2019 Admin News No Comments

Residents and staff of Mary Mackillop attended their annual bonding day on Tuesday 30th April  at Teen Ranch Cobbitty.

We started the day with a lovely morning tea hosted by Teen Ranch, and then moved on to horse therapy. As the residents groomed and nurtured the horses, it brought back many memories for those of our residents who grew up on and lived on the land.

The highlight of the day was of course the flying fox! Many of our staff and residents had the opportunity to tick this particular item off their bucket list and braved the swing. The expressions of fear, accomplishment, and joy highlighted this event. Our residents Bill, Ray, and Claire well and truly out swung the staff- this was a major victory for them!

It was on to archery next, which is always a challenging activity, testing the strength and dexterity of residents and staff alike. Congratulations to our staff member Jenny, and our resident Priscilla who both managed to hit the bulls eye!

We love these annual bonding days. Interaction between staff and residents outside of the work environment builds friendships and relationships, and residents have the opportunity to get to know our staff on a more personal level.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Di and the staff at Teen Ranch for their wonderful hospitality on the day, as well as the continued opportunity for our Mary Mackillop residents to come out and visit Teen Ranch.

 

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Swimming with Grasmere Terrace

6.05.2019 Admin News No Comments

This month has seen our Grasmere Terrace residents become increasingly interested in utlising the swimming pool that we have on site in our Recreation building.

Swimming is a low impact form of exercise that is accessible to people of all ages. Not only does it provide a great cardiovascular workout, it’s a workout for the whole body including the arms, back, and shoulders.

Each Monday the residents visit the Carrington swimming pool where they enjoy the water and get into the zone while swimming laps in the pool. There is also the opportunity to do exercises or to have a relaxing float in the water. It’s also a great social opportunity- where the residents have the chance to mix with residents from other facilities, and also those living in our retirement village.

We are really pleased with the level of interest that we have seen so far, and hope that the group grows larger in the future.

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Day Trip to Historical Aircraft Museum

1.05.2019 Admin News No Comments

Our Grevillea residents from Mary Mackillop recently enjoyed a day trip to the Historical Aircraft Museum in Albion Park. All of the residents and staff enjoyed getting up close to the planes and learning more about them. The Museum is an integral part of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1979 by a group of aviation enthusiasts who were interested in the preservation of Australian aviation history. 

As such, there are a number of restored aircraft from various points in our aviation history currently at the museum.

Our residents enjoyed a personal, guided tour from the father of Julie Philpott, our Pastoral Care Coordinator.

Thank you also to the lovely ladies in the museum cafe who went above and beyond to make the day so special for the residents, serving up a lovely lunch and afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and slices.

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