29 October 2021
As seen in www.seymourtelegraph.com.au, August 23, 2021
Residents and the team at Estia Health Benalla were not going to let travel restrictions get in the way of their imagination as they traveled to Scotland for an "In-house Scottish day".
Although not many had a kilt to wear, there was still tartan to be seen on everyone.
Residents Sheila and John, scripted a creative play, which came to life in the format of a puppet show.
“The residents love sharing their knowledge and stories about different cultures and heritage, and always learn something new as well,”
An Estia Health spokesperson said it was enjoyed so much they had to do several performances. “In-house chef Deb, put on a fantastic traditional Scottish lunch that was described by one resident as simply delicious,” the spokesperson said.
“A traditional bag pipe player came to perform for the residents, although due to COVID-19 restrictions he was not allowed inside the home, so he played from the car park.
“Thankfully bagpipes are loud enough that everyone was able to enjoy from inside the building.” While the world may seem to be at a halt with international travel, the team at Estia health Benalla are already planning for their next international themed day. “The residents love sharing their knowledge and stories about different cultures and heritage, and always learn something new as well,” the spokesperson said.
“And the dressed up employees are always very popular for a laugh. “Where to next?”