May was another big month for our Merrimac aged care residents who enjoyed a fantastic variety of lifestyle activities and outings.

Mother’s Day Special Morning Tea

Mother’s Day was celebrated through-out the first week of May. Limousine rides and champagne was enjoyed by everyone who was able to participate. The ladies had no idea what was in store for them so it was well worth the secret. Ladies who were unable to go in the limousine were not left out, enjoying a special morning tea outside.

Our second surprise was held later in the week during High Tea with all of our women in our home receiving a special gift. A beautiful moment watching them open their boxes to find jewellery. The final item on the agenda was held on Mother’s Day. An appearance by a special lady who chose to spend a part of her own Mother’s Day playing the harp for the ladies during afternoon tea. The raffle was also drawn with 9 fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Intergenerational Program

The Intergenerational Program involving the children from QIC learning centre had been a work in progress and this month marked the beginnings of a new relationship. The residents and children introduced themselves and got straight into the morning with independent choices of activity. Ball games and crafts (making bookmarks) turned out to be quite popular with both groups. Other activities included playdough creations, colouring and chats. The residents supplied our visitors with morning tea, chocolate cake and poppers. There is a special bond between the two age groups that will now be shared every 3rd Thursday of the Month.

Variety Show

During the last week of May, 11 residents went to Helensvale Cultural Centre to a variety show. Everyone was treated to performances by The Dukes and Mark Day. The morning also included morning tea and lucky door prize. This was our first time at the event and positive feedback has the event now on every month.

Events for this Month

A morning with Charles Cooper (Tenor)
Our residents love watching his performances and popular demand sees him performing once again at the Ritz Friday 10th at 10:30am.

Day trips around the Gold Coast-includes lunch
Planned for this month to the beautiful Tweed and Brunswick areas.

Birthdays for this Month

2nd Peter
3rd Claudio
4th John
16th Margaret
30th Neil