Here are just a few examples of some of the exciting things we do at our facilities:
The outdoor activities such as lawn bowls, ten pin bowling have the residents so excited they are continually asking to have this more often and is a favourite activity.
A classical guitarist now plays each fortnight for a special group and the feedback is very positive.
The introduction of the coffee/ friendship club has proven to be a great hit and all goals for social interaction are exceeding expectations.
Pamper sessions for men and women are packed out, and residents are really enjoying this.
Residents are thrilled with the garden and outdoor landscaping.
Chocolate Tastings as a part of ongoing sensory stimulation. Very good response from residents.
A.M.F Bowling (Tenpin) continues in popularity for its friendly competition and community access.
Music Workshop with Helen – residents are now building their repertoire for Christmas concert.
Short stories/poetry group residents are enjoying Australian stories of outback life in Queensland.
Fashion parade by Semaya fashion had residents enjoying this in house shopping.
Ye Ole Brass Band entertained residents attending the concert in the courtyard.
The Winter themed activity was well received. We decorated the dining room with handmade snowflakes and some icicles. Clients joined in a game of throwing snow balls at the snowman, reminiscing about winters in their youth, and drinking hot chocolate and marshmallows.
The men’s group each Friday is proving a hit. Stephan, our volunteer, is developing a good relationship with the men and we have seen an improvement in co-ordination and concentration.
Sensational Senses this month focused on touch. An activity required residents to touch and feel an item and then guess what it was. The item was hidden inside a box. Residents became very involved and there was a lot of laughter and fun.
12 residents participated in a lunch time outing to Morra Park, Shorncliffe.
Sausage sizzle for Father’s day. Residents participated in the preparation, cooking and light hearted discussion.
The ‘Great Aussie Pie’ celebrated. This was a real winner with our men especially who really enjoyed sharing in some meat pies.
International Talk like a Pirate Day. Hats and eye patches were made at craft and worn by residents and staff as we spun some pirate yarns and talked some pirate ‘speak’ There was a good attendance and staff got into the spirit which always makes for more atmosphere and fun.