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Aged Care Gold Coast Residents Celebrated Anzac Day and Enjoyed Japanese Entertainment

Japanese Exchange Student Visit

40 high school students from Japan visited us here at our Aged Care Gold Coast facility. They entertained us with a cultural dance that told the story of a fisherman and demonstrated a traditional tea ceremony.

The students invited the residents to try Matcha Green Tea for the first time. Marie and Gloria were delighted!

Taeko enjoyed speaking her native language with students and Yoshi gave the staff an insight into the cultural dance they performed. The students also taunted residents how to master the art of paper folding or origami.

ANZAC Day Craft Wreath Making

The crafters from both Ritz and Raffles at Merrimac Park Aged Care, got together and made beautiful poppy wreaths to be displayed and used as decoration during the ANZAC Ceremony. Residents utilized found materials and worked together cutting, painting, and gluing to create beautiful wreaths that were all unique in their own way.

Bean Bag Challenge

The Monthly Bean Bag Toss Challenge returns! With residing champion Heather defending her crown, Margaret N. came close to beating her but no dice! Michael demonstrated his skill throwing into the moving targets and gave the lifestyle team ideas on how to spice up the competition for next month.

ANZAC Day Service

On the 24th of April, we honoured our ANZAC’s with our special service led by Doug McDonald from the Returned and Services League (RSL). Special thanks to Pastor David, Margaret N. and Jeffery H. for reading Flanders Fields and the Ode for the Service.

Together, Mabel, Roger, John T., Jeff H., and Margaret N. laid the wreaths at the flagpole as we remembered and thanked the ones that came before us. Roger and Mabel shared their personal stories of their loved ones being involved in the wars. LEST WE FORGET!

Garden Appreciation Walks

Every Monday and Wednesday, Ritz and Raffles residents at the Aged Care Gold Coast facility got together to enjoy the scenery and garden with walks around the beautiful grounds.

Upcoming Activities at Aged Care Gold Coast Facilities

  • 3rd of May 2pm – Cinco De Mayo – Mexican Cultural Day
  • 7th of May 10am – Old MacDonald Farm Visit
  • 10th of May 10am – Mother’s High Tea and Happy Hour with Irma Concert
  • 15th of May 10:30am – Resident and Relative Meeting
  • 17th of May 9:30am – Shopping Bus Outing to TreeTops
  • 21st of May – 10am Peter Morgan Sing-along Concert at Raffles
  • 31st of May 2pm – Italian National Day – Pasta making and wine tasting

Upcoming Birthdays

  • 4th May – Marjorie MELIA
  • 5th May – Marie YOUNIE
  • 7th May – Val TUCK
  • 11th May – Judy Young
  • 12th May – Cheryl BRYANT
  • 14th May – Colin DAY
  • 18th May – Winifred ALLEN – 106th Birthday!
  • 24th May – Dorothy TUMETH
  • 31st May – Mary MCKEGAN