Last month our Redlands City Aged Care residents had a very busy July with lots of events such as a visit from IPA singers, Bastille Day morning tea and Christmas in July.
A group of youngsters from Illusion Performing Art, aged between 5 and 13 years, came along to entertain us. The residents loved the songs they sang, some solo and some group. There was a costume change for some of the numbers, which added to the appeal. Residents sang and clapped along while the young people performed. Wellington Park Private Care is very proud and happy to have been their first port of call, to launch these talented young performers into the community. We look forward to their return shortly.
There was much excitement leading up to this activity. There were many conversations about Happy Hours of days gone by, and antics some used to get up to! We held this on a Monday afternoon, bringing out a record player and some Vinyl LP’s. That in itself was such a terrific talking point.
Non-alcoholic punch, light beer or wine was on offer, as well as savoury treats. The residents enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere as well as each other’s company.
Suggestions were made for each resident to talk and share on their own lives, and all agreed, Happy Hour would be a great time to share those stories. We look forward to hearing these, at our fortnightly get togethers.
Bastille Day Morning Tea
Residents of Wellington Park Private Care celebrated Bastille Day with some delicious croissants. We had ham and cheese for those who preferred savoury, and chocolate or jam for the sweet tooth, with one resident claiming it was his first taste ever of a croissant! Those who could not decide had a little of both.
The morning also included a general conversation about France, some trivia and a quiz. There was quite a lot of laughter from everyone when some of us tried to get our tongues around those French words. Viva la France!
Celebrating Christmas in July!
Both buildings enjoyed this event, with staff also dressing up for the day. We put up a beautiful Christmas tree and filled the room with decorations. The luncheons went off with a bang, as we popped the bon bons with everyone trying to win the toy!
A hot meal of turkey and roast vegetables was served up, followed by plum pudding with custard dessert. The fruity punch and bubbly flowed, followed by tea and coffee for those who could fit it in.
We sang a range of Christmas carols! There were some prizes to be won with a lucky spots seating game and a lucky door prize. Plus, there were some thrilled residents excited about their wins with the Christmas in July Raffle.
Thanks to all the staff at WPPC for helping to make this such a beautiful, fun filled day.
Morning Tea to Farewell Jo
It was a lovely get together for all residents throughout facility and family members, to wish Jo good luck, as she leaves WPPC after an incredible five years. There were lots of very special moments, with residents taking the lead in well wishing, a sing-a-long, and a delicious high tea provided by Hotel Services.
Meet our People
Meet Allan, born in Lismore NSW. He attended school in Berry Creek. Allan took his hand to many occupations, some being a station hand, wheat farmer, working in a sawmill and a truck driver. Alan married his beloved Ada in 1952, in Beaufort Victoria. This August will make 66 happily married years. Allan says, “travelling around Australia together, which we did three times, were amongst the best days of our lives!”
Allan and Ada had five children, 13 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren! He enjoys Country Music, and he often plays his favourite CDs of an afternoon. He was also a keen fisherman, who enjoyed woodwork, vintage cars, and generally fixing things.
Allan loves to get involved in the activities we have, and recently joining in our Happy Hour. Thanks for your happy approach to life and company, Allan!
This Month’s Activities
Table Games in Stanford
A casual get together where favourite board games are played.
Indoor Bowling in Wentworth
Our fun-filled activity, held twice a month, with some very competitive bowlers!
Crochet and Knitting group in Stanford
Let’s see how much we all remember as the needles and hook come out of the cupboards.
Exercises & Gardening in Wentworth
Residents will enjoy the last of the winter sunshine while having gentle exercises followed by some planting in the Sapphire Courtyard.
Happy Fathers Day!
Fathers Day Morning Tea in both Stanford and Wentworth.