Last month our Wellington Park, Redlands Aged Care Residents had a very busy November with a variety of activities such as the Melbourne Cup morning tea and giving tributes on Remembrance Day.
Stanford residents celebrated Sandwich Day with a morning tea as well as some trivia and a quiz. Everyone then had the opportunity to create their own sandwich to eat.
Melbourne Cup Day
Wentworth residents put on their finest attire and the ladies adding fascinators or pretty flowered hairclips to their hair, to enjoy the Melbourne Cup Morning Tea. There was a hat parade, where Jan took out the title for the best hat as well as bubbly, delicious petit fours and the chance to look like a jockey with our great photo prop! Lots of laughs were had when we all tried to pick our winners. Two Diamond Residents took out first place in the sweep.
In Stanford, the residents also stepped out all frocked up in their finery to enjoy a delicious Melbourne Cup Lunch.
Tributes to Remembrance Day
Both buildings in Wellington Park celebrated Remembrance Day in their own way. There was a service held in Wentworth, with local Council Member Tracey Hughes joining in and sharing her own experiences with everyone.
Residents participated by reading, singing and giving thanks through their own words. A minutes silence was observed, with many opting to stand. It was very moving morning.
Stanford had a reflection morning with residents sharing their own stories over a cuppa, where not only the tea flowed but also the emotions. This was followed by the minute silence.
Community Lunch with Wentworth and Stanford Residents
A local venue, being the Alexandra Hills Tavern, was chosen for our lunch outing this month. A group of 18 ventured out, including our trusty volunteers, Esme, Carissa and Edie. We were seated just in front of the beautiful big glass doors where we enjoyed the fresh air.
Our residents chose their own meal, from the Servery and enjoyed a beverage. Some had a flutter on the poker machines, and were all surprised at how quick their money disappeared!
Grapeseed Fashion Design in Wentworth
Who doesn’t like to shop, or even browse at clothing? Jenny from Grapeseed Designs happily brings her latest range of apparel to us. There was an assortment of clothing and accessories in easy to wear fabrics. Those who could not attend had the chance to shop from their rooms.
Meet our People
Meet Michael, known to all as Jim. He is a Charleville lad who married his beloved wife, Barbara in Bundaberg back in 1957. This year they celebrated 60 years of marriage with their 5 children and the rest of their family.
Jim worked as s Rural Valuer, a role he enjoyed very much. Once he retired, Jim & Barb joined Lawn Bowls and they played for many years. Jim also played the mouth organ and has a great love of sports, especially NRL & cricket.
In fact, one of Jim’s Grandsons plays cricket for Qld & Australia, so we all get very excited with Jim when Ben is playing. Also an avid Broncos fan, we cheer the Brisbane side on, whenever they are playing. Jim is always keen to join in all activities, we love your input, Jim!
This Month’s Activities
Christmas Gala Ball
We will christen our new Activity Room and give a chance for all residents to enjoy an afternoon with family. Ballroom Dancing, Scottish Dancers and a light supper will be served, along with a glass of bubbly.
A visit to The Bush Pantry Café at Myhorizon
A visit to Horizons Centre to taste their delicious Bush Pantry Treats.
Carols by Candlelight in Wentworth
We dim the lights, light our candles and sing along to all the Christmas Favourites. Join us, if you can! The more voice, the better!
Ecumenical singers visiting Stanford for Christmas carols
A special group coming to sing in traditional style.
The Resident’s Christmas parties in Wentworth and Stanford
A Christmas Luncheon with a very special visit from Santa who will be bearing gifts for all our residents in both Stanford and Wentworth.
New Year celebrations in Wentworth and Stanford
We bring in the New Year with a Morning Tea Celebration with lots of noise and a good cheer.