Catholic Homes has finished off May as busy as it started with celebrations, sports, cooking and much gratitude for our volunteers.
Volunteer Day, 25th May
Catholic Homes is proud of their volunteers and showed their gratitude across the facilities with several events including an afternoon tea to celebrate the day at Servite Village. Chef Ricky did an excellent job of the food as always. A special furry guest named Pace popped in with his owner and volunteer Asha who is pictured here with volunteer Richelle and Facility Manager Sue Elliott.
A soft launch of the Circle of Men book was celebrated on Volunteer Day at Archbishop Goody. The book evolved from the Circle of Men group, which is a structured and facilitated meeting of men that come together regularly for a chat and storytelling. In 2015 Catholic Homes won a Better Practice Award from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.
Every Friday during the school term, students from Trinity College visit Archbishop Goody for an hour of Christian Service of indoor sports. Skittles and indoor putt-putt is always fun, but we recently set up a Wii box and used our session with the students to sample some Wii sports. It’s never too late to learn a new skill.
Castledare Village commemorated their biggest afternoon tea yet to raise money for Daffodil Day on 24 August 2018. Our residents and family members baked their hearts out the day before with Chef Kris. A special thanks to those who stayed behind to help with the clean up afterward. We’re thrilled with the $150 that was raised towards this worthy cause.
HBF Run for a Reason
Not that an excuse is ever required to raise money for charity, but our Day Therapy Centre client Doreen Archer summoned up the extra strength to complete the event with her family. Doreen joined the Day Therapy Centre a year ago and has been attending twice a week for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to improve her strength and balance. She successfully completed the circuit with almost as much pride as our Day Therapy Centre team.