Excellent care, respite & independent living for older people. Dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of people in our care.
🎄Christmas in July - Because once a year isn’t enough! 🎄
The residents of Hawthorn and Snug have had a festive week, enjoying craft and yummy foods. With July being the coldest month of winter the celebrations emulate the atmosphere of the northern hemisphere winter Christmas. So that means hearty food like roasts, puddings and warm drinks in front of fireplaces. ... See MoreSee Less
Snug Village residents have had a busy week.
Cooking with Stevie making “cheese puffs” a family favourite, creating a residents family favourites cook book.
Craft activities making creative wall tiles and inspirational heart quotes and lovely book marks.
Morning & Afternoon drive to Gordon enjoying the scenery and stopping off at Woodbridge and seeing some cute alpacas along the way. ... See MoreSee Less
N A I D O C W E E K
Our residents have enjoyed participating in a range of activities, Naidoc week displays, art therapy (dot painting), Echidna making and a seafood afternoon tea.
Special thank you to Alice (Hawthorn Village) for sharing with us her treasured items gathered over years of work and travel throughout Australia.
In our local area history the Boon wurrung people of the past connected with the land and waterways in the area. Activities and campsites dependent on the seasons have left their evidence of middens and scarred trees throughout Kingston. In good weather they camped along the foreshore while in poor weather they sought shelter in woodland or near rocks.
#NAIDOC2021 #NAIDOCWeek ... See MoreSee Less
Don and Nacy celebrate 76 years of marriage, 2nd July 2021 ♥
What an incredible milestone, congratulations ♥ ... See MoreSee Less
Getting out and about in Winter can be difficult for all of us, however we have made use of our two buses by taking residents for a drive to Fern Tree and Mount Nelson and onwards for ice-cream. 🍦 ... See MoreSee Less
Pet therapy has the ability to enhance someone's quality of life, can have ongoing physical benefits and improve any ongoing health ailments.
We welcome many pets into both Hawthorn and Snug Villages, and we have had the pleasure of miniature ponies, however we are yet to have a Clydesdale roam our hallways. 🐴 ... See MoreSee Less
Arts and crafts are activities at Snug Village are always well attended and the creative results are enjoyed by many. Our most recent projects are macramé keyrings and bird-feeders which have been placed outside rooms. 🐦
Researchers and those working in aged care all around Australia and the world, are reporting the positive effects art therapy can have for seniors. People who engage in creative pursuits when they’re older – even with conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s – can experience a range of physical, cognitive and psychological benefits. ... See MoreSee Less