Arcare Aged Care Community Stories – April 27 to May 3
April 27 – Arcare Warriewood – Faye & Barry’s wedding anniversary
Daughters of Faye and Barry and the team at Arcare Warriewood organised a surprise 65th Wedding Anniversary for Faye and Barry.
From the surprise visit from their daughters to a live music performance, Faye and Barry were overjoyed when they got to celebrate their blue sapphire wedding anniversary with their loved ones and friends from Arcare Warriewood.
April 28 – Arcare Glenhaven – Anzac Day Service
This year, ANZAC Day at Arcare Glenhaven was very different for everyone, especially the Glenhaven clients.
The Lifestyle team at Glenhaven were wondering about how to commemorate the day when they received a phone call from a lady in the local community named Kathryn.
Kathryn called Arcare Glenhaven to explain that her son Luca was offering to play his trumpet on our driveway on Anzac Day for the clients.
Luca didn’t want anyone to miss out on an Anzac Day service especially the clients who have served or have close family members involved in the war.
Her younger daughter Ava also wanted to help out by playing ‘Amazing Grace’ and the national anthem on her flute.
After the service, all the clients gathered in the café and lounge areas to enjoy some morning tea. The atmosphere was electric as everyone was talking and reminiscing about the service and their experiences of war.
The day was extra special for Dot who served in the British army as she proudly wore her medals during the service. Many clients came up to her throughout the service to say thank you and ask about her time in the army.
April 29 – Arcare Oatlands – Anzac Day
Clients and team members at Arcare Oatlands gathered in the main foyer to commemorate the fallen and those who continue to protect our country.
Beryl Stephenson, Gordon Jackson and John Passmore who all served guided everyone through the ANZAC Service and laid the wreath, made by the clients.
As the service came to an end everyone continued to chat and share their past war experiences with the younger generations.
The clients also had their medals proudly on display and were explaining the history and significance behind each one.
April 30 – Arcare Glenhaven – Blue for Wacky Wednesday
This week’s Wacky Wednesday theme was 50 shades of blue and most of the clients and team members at Arcare Glenhaven were happy to participate.
One client commented that she felt like she was on a holiday near the beach because everywhere she looked, she saw a beautiful, calming blue, which reminded her of the ocean.
Wacky Wednesday continues to encourage joy and laughter among the clients and team members as they have a bit of fun dressing up differently each week.