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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?

 

Rejuvenating facials and makeup

12.07.2017 Admin News No Comments

Paling court Care Recipients sat back and relaxed during a luxurious facial and make up session provided by beauty consultant Veronika and Leisure and Lifetyle staff .

Facials are amazing for relaxing your senses aswell as your skin , Residents commented their skin felt rejuvenated .

After a facial residents were treated to a Makeover to enhance their Natural Beauty .

Nancy Before

Nancy Before

Nancy After

Nancy After

Margaret Before

Margaret Before

Margaret After

Margaret After

Noeline Before

Noeline Before

Noeline After

Noeline After

Joyce Morley celebrates 100th birthday

15.06.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington was thrilled to share in the 100th birthday celebration of Joyce Morley, resident of Mary Mackillop facility.  Joyce was joined by friends and family members at a special morning tea on Wednesday 14th June 2017.  Everyone enjoyed the cake baked especially for the occasion by Carrington’s chef Paul.

Terry Morley (Joyce’s son) spoke on behalf of the family and thanked Carrington for the great care given to his mum by staff at Mary Mackillop.

Joyce received special congratulatory messages from Queen Elizabeth II; Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP; The Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian MP; His Excellency General the Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove; Governor of NSW the Hon. David Hurley; Member for Hume, Angus Taylor MP; and Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP.

Dan Tehan Minister for Veterans’ Affairs also wrote to Joyce in glowing terms acknowledging the service of her late husband Russell, and for the support she gave him, and the tireless work she carried out for Legacy.  This service was further acknowledged by Mr Bob Roach, Vietnam Veteran, who attended on behalf of Legacy.

The occasion was enjoyed by all.

https://carringtoncare.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Letter-of-congratulations-for-Joyce-Morley.pdf

 

Family and friends celebrate with Joyce

Family and friends celebrate with Joyce

Terry honours his mum Joyce on her special birthday

Terry honours his mum Joyce on her special birthday

Bob Roach congratulates Joyce

Bob Roach congratulates Joyce

Joyce with staff of Mary Mackillop admire the wonderful birthday cake

Joyce with staff of Mary Mackillop admire the wonderful birthday cake

 

 

 

 

Delegation of Doctors and Architects from Thailand visit Carrington

31.05.2017 Admin News No Comments

On Monday 22nd May 2017 Carrington hosted a delegation of Geriatricians and Architects from Thailand.

The purpose of the delegation to Australia was information gathering on aged care provision and services as they develop similar services in Thailand.  Carrington was chosen as a centre of excellence with the delegation having a very full itinerary with visits to a number of aged care providers in  New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

Carrington’s Chief Executive, Raad Richards welcomed the group to Carrington and was delighted to be joined by Professor Deb Parker, Member of the Carrington Board and Professor of Aged Care (Dementia) at UTS; Dr Tasneem Mayat, Geriatrician at SSWAHS; and Carrington’s clinical team; Julie Barry, Jacqueline Murray, and Rachel Hall led by Greer Jones, Executive Manager Residential Care.

 

 

The Freedom of Movement

31.05.2017 Admin News No Comments

Paling Court care recipients attending their weekly group swimming session at the Carrington Recreational Club which is run by our Exercise Physiologist, Christina and Leisure and Lifestyle staff .

The program is thoroughly enjoyed by all care recipients who attend for many reasons including the freedom of movement whilst in the pool and being treated to a relaxing spa.

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Fred practicing some Functional Resistance Exercises

May17.PC2.George Elliot

George enjoying the Freedom of movement in the pool

May17.PC3. Alan & Flora Sinclair

Alan and Flora Relaxing in the spa after an exercise session in the pool.

Beauty Group and Pampering

23.05.2017 Admin News 3 Comments

A sensory journey for our ladies of Mary Mackillop

Residents indicated to our Leisure and Lifestyle staff that they would like some pampering time through beauty regimes.

As a result staff asked them would they be interested in having a get together regularly for a pamper afternoon where they can feel pampered and special and laugh together, talk and enjoy each other’s company, over a champagne of course.

We are fortunate enough to also have the assistance of our residents’ daughters. We are so lucky to have family who want to be involved and stay in touch with our community.

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Using our own home grown vegetables for beauty – thanks to our men who help grew the cucumbers and strawberries

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Val enjoying the pampering

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Care recipients feeling relaxed while being pampered  by the Leisure & Lifestyle team.

Touch – Enjoying the facial massages

Smell – Beautiful smell from the fragrances

Sight – Seeing each other have fun

Hear – Hearing each other laughing

Taste – mmmm champagne and strawberries- lovely.

 

Mary Mackillop Facility awarded three year Accreditation

16.05.2017 Admin News No Comments

Carrington’s Mary Mackillop Facility underwent a re-accreditation audit over three days – 7 March to 9 March 2017.  The audit was conducted by assessors of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

Carrington is pleased to advise that the Facility met all 44 expected outcomes and received re-accreditation status of three years from 23 May 2017 to 23 May 2020.

Chief Executive of Carrington, Raad Richards congratulated the entire team for an excellent result which continues to ensure quality care and services for all residents.

The occasion was celebrated by staff of Mary Mackillop led by Care Service Manager, Julie Barry and residents.

Accreditation Certificate Presentation

Accreditation Certificate Presentation far left Raad Richards Chief Executive, MM staff, far right Greer Jones and Julie Barry

Chief Executive Raad Richards presents Care Services Manager of Mary Mackillop, Julie Barry with Certificate of Accreditation

Chief Executive Raad Richards presents Care Services Manager of Mary Mackillop, Julie Barry with Certificate of Accreditation

Mary Mackillop residents enjoy morning tea accreditation presentation

Mary Mackillop residents enjoy morning tea accreditation presentation