Last month our Redland City aged care residents were very busy with lots of events such as 4th of July morning tea, Christmas in July and a performance from Quandamooka Jarjum.
4th of July Morning Tea
Our residents celebrated the 4th of July with a decorative theme of all things American!
There were decorations of red, white and blue as well as party crackers and a playlist of American greats. Our residents were in the best of company and had a great time chatting and answering American trivia.
The residents had a lovely morning munching on hot dogs, doughnuts and ginger beer floats.
Quandamooka Jarjum Performance
NAIDOC week is celebrated for a week during July across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. Here at Wellington Park, we took much pride in coming together to hold our own celebration. We had traditional Aboriginal dancing performed by some very talented children, an authentic didgeridoo player and some indigenous craft that local children helped our residents to do.
It was a delightful morning had by all.
Bev Wardle Concert
The residents of Stanford enjoyed a morning with the talented Bev Wardle. Bev sang a variety of songs known and loved by all. Toes were tapping, lips were singing, and the beautiful melodies just kept coming.
What an uplifting morning!
A Fun Game Among Friends
What a fun morning our Wentworth residents had at Wellington Park. Exercise is highly crucial throughout our lives for our health and wellbeing. What better way to get your workout in than having fun and laughter with friends.
That’s exactly what we did during seated volleyball.
A Real Treat for our Truckies.
Big wheels keep on turning! It was a fantastic morning at Wentworth when a truck visited our facility and brought a few tears to the eyes of our past truck drivers.
We waited in anticipation for the big arrival. We started to hear a loud air horn of a truck coming down Allenby Road. With cheers and clapping from our residents, the driver let the air horn blow again.
It was a delight to see the faces of the drivers, Ross and Kylie, greeting the residents with a very much country G’day. Ross was more than happy to answer questions about his truck and shared his courier business history with us all.
Some time back, one resident, Colin, said to the Lifestyle staff he hasn’t seen a truck in over 15 years. The team decided to bring some happiness to him and have a truck come to Wellington Park. Colin was so appreciative, and he enjoyed having his photo with the drivers and truck, but just secretly I think the management team enjoyed it too.
This was a real treat for our truckies and a great morning was had by all.
Christmas in July Luncheon at Stanford
Today the residents came together to celebrate Christmas in July. With the room decorated all things Christmas, decked with bonbons and tinsel.
We knew the day was going to be nothing but a joyful time. There was a lot of cheer and festivities amongst the residents and staff during their hot Christmas luncheon.
Residents came in a convoy of wheelie walkers to enjoy the afternoon with the Stanford staff, getting ready to crack a bonbon and sing a few carols, while the bubbles flowed.
Music Beats Family Daycare Children
The Wynnum Family Daycare kids came and joined our family for the morning. Our Wentworth residents were greeted with some bright faces for a morning of singing and dancing with two sessions held in the activity room.
The Daycare children and educators donned a beanie for “Beanies 4 Brain Cancer” with the residents of Wentworth getting behind this special day as well by putting on a beanie.
Our residents sat in a big circle while the children sat on a rug with the music therapist, Nerida. The children engaged with the residents handing out scarves and music instruments, letting the residents enjoy the singalongs too.
When the first group finished the children all walked with the Daycare educators to visit the Eden farm. They all loved seeing the farm animals and are looking forward to feeding the animals on the next visit for the music beats program.
This Month’s Activities
Ormiston Pipes and Drums
When the Bagpipes and Drums join together, means nothing but music music music!
Traditional Chinese Dancers
A Morning of dancing and costumes changes in Stanford.
Eden Farm Walk
Stanford residents will enjoy the brisk winter morning fresh air to visit the animals at the Eden Farm.
Pre Ekka Cup Cake Decorating
Residents decorate a cupcake to put on display for Ekka day hoping to get a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbon.
Wellington Park Private Care EKKA Day
When you hear the sounds of “Roll up Roll up,” you know the Ekka is coming to town.
Daffodil Day Morning Tea
When we put on our yellow and eat a special morning tea, and challenge each other at trivia.
Father’s Day Celebration
The sounds of a Clarinet, Saxophone and Keyboard means the wonderful Sterle Buchannan is performing.