The Residents with dementia are engaging in a meaningful activity that stimulates their senses,
It encourages reminiscence about past experiences with flowers such as receiving flowers , wedding bouquets , Gardening and picking flowers for arrangements in their own homes .
We have many residents who were florists and like to share tips with other residents like putting lemonade in a vase of flowers that are looking wilted to freshen them up and placing stems at different angles to form a nice bouquet of flowers .
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 shots off with all the memories of this classic wins during his days of lawn bowls. Meanwhile, Doug is standing in the background with a quite 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, resident enjoy sitting in the sun with a hot chocolate and a Kit Kate. 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 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
Hello have we met? Do I know You?
I love this game – Meet my new mates
Jeffery meets his Bulldogs superstar – Like my new hat?
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.
Using our own home grown vegetables for beauty – thanks to our men who help grew the cucumbers and strawberries
Val enjoying the pampering
Care recipients feeling relaxed while being pampered by the Leisure & Lifestyle team.
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