22 July 2019


Recently the Arcare Maidstone community went on a bus outing to visit Flemington Tavern.

Client, Carmen said that she used to visit the Tavern at least once a week for lunch and a game on the pokies. After telling the lifestyle team, how much she missed her weekly trips, the team organised a special visit.

The group enjoyed morning tea and a delicious lunch at the Tavern. Afterwards, heading to the pokies to win or lose a little bit of money.

“It doesn’t matter if you win or lose on the pokies. It’s all just a bit of fun!” Carmen said.

Other clients who chose not to play the pokies, decided to watch the greyhound races that were on that day. Many clients placed bets on the ones they thought would win; many just picking by the colour or number.

Client, Aris commented saying “I never have any luck on the pokies. I’ll try my luck at the races, at least then I’ll know my odds!”

Overall the clients who attend had a wonderful day, and Carmen was especially grateful to the team for taking her out, commenting “This should become a regular outing for the Maidstone community!”

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