Our staff and residents always love to celebrate Australia Day together. Each of our facilities choose to celebrate the day a little earlier than usual, giving their residents the opportunity to come together and enjoy each other’s company while participating in various activities together.
This week, our staff from Grasmere Terrace conducted a number of activities to celebrate with their residents. A friendly game of trivia kicked off the program, with plenty of Australia related questions and facts thrown in. Many of our residents would have lived through quite a few of these historical events in the last century! A thong throwing competition was hotly contested, with prizes awarded to the winners. Following on from this was happy hour with drinks and nibbles included. The residents and staff had the chance to share their favourite Australian quotes and jokes that drew plenty of laughter!
Our very enthusiastic Werombi Court team made ‘Koala in a Creek’ and ‘Frog in a Pond’ jelly cups. These very tasty treats were quickly scooped up by staff and residents, with all funds raised going directly back to the residents. Trivia was also well attended, with some creative team names and very competitive rounds featuring Aussie slang, geography, and history.
Our Paling Court residents also tried their hand at thong throwing, and made the most of the sunshine by having a quick kick around in one of the outside courtyards. The staff barbeque was also very popular!
Mary Mackillop’s staff were absolutely delighted to attend a barbeque hosted by the residents. One of the more popular events of the day was pancake throwing and balloon games, with staff and residents alike joining in on the fun. John Williamson featured heavily on the stereo, and residents had the chance to enjoy a morning tea of lamingtons and strawberry milkshakes.
A big thank you to our dedicated staff for making this time so enjoyable for our residents. From all of us here at Carrington, Happy Australia Day!