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Merrimac Gold Goast Nursing Care Games, Food, and Entertainment

Melbourne Cup Day Special

Excitement, smiles, frills plus dainty teacups, high tea, hats, and of course, fashion clout marked this year’s Melbourne Cup in Merrimac Gold Coast Nursing Care!

Prizes and a Melbourne Cup Hat competition made it a fun fantastic day for residents and staff alike.

Concerts and Entertainment

At Merrimac Park, our residents absolutely love live concerts with singing and dancing. It’s always such a joyous time, revives the heart, and brings smiles to everyone’s faces.

Last month, we had the pleasure of being entertained by 3 of our favourite musicians and entertainers – Just Jeff, Mark Dean, and Trevor Rix – each one of them brought a different style and musical genre to our facility.

Remembrance Day Service

Merrimac Gold Coast Nursing Care hosted a very touching, heartfelt, and personal day of remembering our loved ones who fought in the war. It’s also to honour our fallen heroes and acknowledge their sacrifices.

American Thanksgiving Lunch

To maintain our celebrations of different cultures and our Cultural Dining Experiences, we shared the American tradition of thanksgiving last month.

Residents created table décorations of turkey lights and cutlery holders then enjoyed lunch with background American jazz music. There’s turkey, ham, and homemade pumpkin pie finished off with a glass of crisp Merrimac Park Private Care apple spritzer.

Morning Physio Exercises

The Lifestyle team and Physiotherapy assistant of Merrimac Gold Coast Nursing Care Niki, always makes sure that our morning physio exercise classes are fun.

Stretching, limbering, balance, chair yoga, and dance exercises are all incorporated and residents enjoy the benefits of better sleep, increased vitality, improved self-esteem, and general fitness because of these.

Games, Mind Fitness, and Cognitive Therapy for Merrimac Park Residents

As part of cognitive therapy and a great way to remain socially active, we regularly have weekly word games, board games, table tennis, billiards, and more.

We also introduce Noughts and Crosses, Giant scrabble, the ever-popular rummy-O, dominoes, monopoly, trivia, snakes and ladders, Uno, and a selection of other games to choose from – all located in our activities rooms.

Residents love sitting on the balconies in the sunshine playing their favourite game with a mate or bestie often with a morning or afternoon cuppa.

Food Focus Meetings

Residents of Merrimac Gold Coast Nursing Care meet with Petar, Head of Hotel Services on a regular basis for their Food Focus meetings. They have a round table informal time sharing feedback on meals and dining experiences.

Residents enjoy this time as creative heads come together to see what magic can be created in the kitchens to bring the most delicious food to their plates. They make suggestions and work together with Peter on the resident’s preferences, likes, and dislikes.

This Month’s Activities

Christmas Markets Stalls – 3rd
Kerry Swan – Pianist in Concert – 4th
Resident’s Christmas Party – 9th
Just Jeff in Concert – 11th
Christmas Movie Matinee Special – 14th
Carols By Candlelight with Irma Courtney – 16th
Christmas Cooking – 22nd
Sound Synergy – Gareth and Drums – 23rd


3rd Wayne M
5th Maria W
10th James (Christopher) R
12th John S
17th Ioana (Jenny) T
21st Tina  Z
22nd Tanya F
26th Lorraine M