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All the same in the game – it is the Aussie Way

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 home. 

Daniele wanted to give the residents at the home the opportunity to be involved in writing their own version of a song and asked them all individually for a sentence or a few words about what Australia Day meant to them, the residents were very passionate about this project and many living with dementia were also keen to contribute.

They all talked about the things they love about Australia, which include sports, inclusivity, the great outdoors and the bravery of the Community Fires Services during the recent fires.

Once he had a good collection of words and sentences, Daniele composed the song The Aussie Way, and put their words into lyrics. He then taught the residents the words and illustrated the video, you can hear the residents singing along with him in the video.

Daniele is a talented artist and acoustic guitarist living in South Australia who has been able to bring his talent and passion for music into the home, to enhance stimulation and promote creativity, within a socially engaging activity for residents at Estia Toorak Gardens.

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