Daniele Ratta, carer and member of the Lifestyle team at Estia Toorak Gardens recently embarked on an innovative activity with residents of the aged care homes.
Daniele wanted to give the residents at the home the opportunity to be involved in writing their own version of a song...
Harry, a resident at Estia Nambour, recently celebrated 100 years of love and laughter with cakes, parties, family and friends. But Harry had more in store to celebrate turning 100 years old - he and his family had planned a flight in a glider with Caboolture Gliding Club.
Children at our Hornbrook Children’s Centre in Windsor have been visiting elderly residents at nearby Estia Health Aged Care, a learning experience that is helping to build an amazing bond between younger and older people.
The Mid North Coast is currently in the middle of water restrictions and as an aged care home, water is extremely precious. Assisting residents to remain hydrated, maintaining personal hygiene and keeping our environment clean is paramount.
Each month the residents of Estia Health Benalla look forward to a visit from a group of PEEP parents and youngsters aged under five.
The activity focus is to create a friendly, fun and relaxed session with songs, stories and games followed by morning tea.
Estia Health Benalla hosted a Christmas party for residents, families and friends in December.
A raffle was held at the party with $375 being donated to Benalla's Men's Shed.
A spokesperson said the highlight was a visit from Santa, who presented gift bags to all residents.
Rosemary, mother, grandmother and formerly a primary school teacher who retrained to be a social worker moved into Estia Health Altona Meadows.
During an early meeting with the experienced lifestyle and clinical care teams, Rosemary was asked what activities she enjoyed and what activities she would like to be involved in.
Initially Ian was apprehensive about coming into aged care, but he had suffered a series of falls in his family home and was struggling to cope, so began to come into Estia for short periods of respite care.
(Published in the Gold Coast Sun Newspaper)
An art project has brought joy and meaning to the lives of residents in an aged care home on the Gold Coast.
For the past 11 months, the elderly at Estia Gold Coast have been creating art with an Under the Sea theme.