Here are some stories what has been happening lately at Beaumont Care Redcliffe.
Amber the dog
Recently we had a resident at Redcliffe passed away and leave behind her little dog Amber. Before she past she asked Irene (pictured here with Amber and resident Snow) if she would like to keep Amber as Irene had often taken Amber to the beach and on outings on her time off. Amber is a regular at the facility while Irene works and is looked after by one of the residents, Shirley.
Fundraiser for Townsville
Our residents felt for the residents of Townsville during the flood and started a fundraiser for them. We donated some new woollen items, small bathroom packs and raised $100. One of our residents, Irene, made the little bags for the bathroom items to go in. Well done to our thoughtful, caring bunch of people. This was very kindly taken up by a friend of one of the staff.
Scouts helping out
Over the Christmas holidays, Sam arranged a group of scouts to assist him in the making of 20 table easels for our residents to use in their activities room. Sam, Tara and Mako (scout leader) along with Sam’s very proud dad came in and presented these to the residents who were very excited and happy to receive these lovely hand made donations.
As part of their Caring and Sharing badge the Joey scouts (5 -8yrs) came in on the 11 March and performed some song with actions. They also had made some bookmarks and mini cupcakes which the residents were very pleased to receive. The Joey’s also made a visit before Xmas with some carols, which all thoroughly enjoyed. The kids love visiting and interacting with the residents, almost as much as the residents enjoy having them.
On the 17th April one of our residents Jean, celebrated her 68th wedding anniversary with her husband. A celebration was held at the facility with both of their sons, along with other residents and staff. Jeans husband and sons brought in a cake to share with all everyone. They had a little reminiscence about the wedding day and a laugh over the way the bride’s father cleared the table, well they can laugh now.
One of our residents, Irene, has been very busy the last couple of weeks making these beautiful Easter bags to sell as a fundraiser for our Lifestyle and Leisure Department. Irene is very talented and even roped her husband Steve, in to do some cutting for her.
Stories by Redcliffe Aged Care Clontarf, Leisure and Lifestyle