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Merrimac Park September Newsletter

The month of August was filled with various activities for the Robina aged care residents such as World Scarf Day, a visit from Fuji students and a range of entertainment.

World Scarf Day

The idea of ‘Scout Scarf Day,’ which is on the 1st of August, is that all active and former scouts are requested to wear their scout scarfs in public to make the ‘Spirit of Scouting’ visible: Once a Scout – Always a Scout!

The date of the event commemorates the very first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.

Of course, the scarf is only a symbol but a strong symbol for the scout promise and our mission to leave the world as a bit better a place than we had found it.

Merrimac Park enjoyed a morning of reminiscing while admiring different generations of scout and girl guide memorabilia.

All Saints Christian College

Merrimac Park had the pleasure of having the All Saints Christian College honour students and staff perform for our residents on a Friday afternoon.

They have an extensive repertoire of talents, which vary from classical to modern, and they all have very bright futures ahead of them.

Fuji Students

This month Merrimac Park had two very special visits from Japanese students. Residents had the unique opportunity to learn how to do origami while exchanging cultural experiences with our guests.


Ritz residents made delicious herbed cream cheese on cucumbers, vegetable sticks, fruit skewers and cream cheese Danishes for morning tea and happy hour.

Raffles cooking days are aiming to celebrate the resident’s different cultures and reminiscing of foods from their youth.

This month, Barbara made strudel and narrated the prosses in English and Croatian. All our residents genuinely enjoy these sessions as they’re able to learn more about their peers.


This month the Merrimac Park residents had a variety of entertainment from Happy hour concert by Sundancers to a relaxing afternoon concert by mark dean as well as midweek concerts by Irma Courtney and Music Therapy class with Gareth Jones.

This Month’s Activities

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf concert

Trevor Rix

Trevor Rix concert

Irma Courtney

Irma Courtney concert

Just Jeff

Just Jeff concert


9th Ailsa
9th Valerie
12th Marion
14th Barbara
14th Ron
15th Faye
17th Neil
18th Betty
18th Peter
21st Joan
30th Carol