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How does your garden grow?

Gardening is an activity we enjoy all year long. And, having a qualified Horticulturalist volunteer to guide our residents through seasonal planting, makes gardening an activity every single one of our residents can enjoy.

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Finding our rhythm...

Blakehurst Aged Care Centre have been finding their rhythm this month with impromptu sessions of music making.

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Welcome to the Blakehurst Aged Care Centre Newsletter for JUNE 2017

Hello and welcome to the Blakehurst Aged Care Centre Newsletter for JUNE 2017. Residents enjoyed a plethora of celebrations throughout the month of May. From Mothers Day to Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, we had many reasons to dig out the very best dinnerware this month. We have many exciting things coming up for June. Take a look at this months newsletter for a list of activities, events and celebrations scheduled for the coming month. ..

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When the sun shines...

Blakehurst Aged Care Centre residents made the most of the sunshine recently with a picnic to Como Reserve. Surrounded by natural bushland and suitable footpaths to take a stroll, the day could not have been better, as they sat with the sun on their shoulders and a slight Autumn breeze in the air. Accompanied by Rhonda, excursion participants were able to enjoy the facilities of the Como park, with ease.

Time spent outdoors is proven to be beneficial for wellbeing and encourages optimal health. It is incredibly easy to find the motivation to go for a walk when provided with the right environment. Parks and reserves offer so many opportunities for seniors to rediscover the great outdoors and to take an adventure every now and then. When you have a host, like Rhonda, and lunch and refreshments provided, there really is no reason to stay inside when the sun is shining.

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Footy Fever is in the HOUSE!

There are many perks to having an inhouse cinema – especially when it comes to sport. With Footy Season on our doorstep yet again, residents have been converging to the onsite Dreamland cinema to watch their favourite teams on the big screen.

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We will remember them...

Blakehurst Aged Care Centre residents, family members, staff and friends, gathered together this Anzac Day to remember the courageous service men and women who have served - and still serve - our country.

This day is of particular importance to the elderly as it is a time many still remember so clearly – like it was yesterday. It was a time of hardship, struggle and challenges, many greater than anything we could possibly face today. This hardship is something that connects the generation that witnessed WW1 & WW2 first hand. 

It was wonderful to see so many attendees this year. The service was beautiful, one we will not forget.

If you would like to read more about the Blakehurst Aged Care Centre Anzac Day service, please click here.

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Wrapped with LOVE...

Many of us thrive on living a life that has purpose. We find fulfillment in helping and giving to others. We find joy in making a difference in the world, no matter how small.

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