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Melbourne Cup Live at Merrimac Gold Coast Nursing Care

Melbourne Cup Live

Melbourne Cup, the race that stops the nation was once again a success! Merrimac Gold Coast Nursing Care staff and residents enjoyed sweeps and best dresses. They had a great afternoon high tea with entertainment provided by Jeff and of course, the Melbourne Cup race live. It’s such a fantastic day with plenty of winners.

Remembrance Day

Our residents and staff came together to commemorate Remembrance Day indoors. The service began just after morning tea with our Centre Manager leading. Merrimac Park residents and our Pastor contributed to the readings and hymn. At the conclusion of the service, three residents took place outside at the flagpole to lay wreaths.

Cultural Dining

We continued our journey around the globe stopping by Macedonia for lunch one day last November. Some residents also got together earlier to prepare decorations.

Igniting the senses!

Nothing brings back memories like the smell of something cooking. Residents got together at Ritz and whipped up a batch of mini quiches. Of course, housework is something that never really leaves us, as hard as we may try.. and then, bus trips!

Around the grounds

From using the typewriter to listening to music and everything in between, check out the photos below to take a look at what some of us got up to during our own time inside Merrimac Gold Coast Nursing Care.

Upcoming Activities

  • 7th December, 12pm – Merrimac Park Resident Christmas Luncheon
  • 7th December, 10:30am – Raffles Christmas Carols
  • 15th December, 9am – Merrimac Park Market Day
  • 16th December, 2:30pm – Raffles Carols by Candlelight
  • 23rd December, 2pm – Ritz Carols by Candlelight
  • 30th December, 2pm – Ritz New Years with Amanda


  • 5th December – Maria W.
  • 8th December – Mark F.
  • 26th December – Lorraine M.