Post by Sri Om Coordinator, Ms. Sunila Dass, on her experience with her recent nursing home visit with the Sri Om crew.
CHESTER HILL DAY RESPITE – 25TH SEPTEMBER 2014
Two weeks before we were told that during the school holiday, Chester Hill Community Hall was not available for 25th September so we organised a visit to an Aged Care, where one of our seniors is having a therapeutic treatment.
The bus arrived at 10am and we headed to Glen Lynn Nursing Home in Auburn. Some of our clients were already emotional and some were very eager to meet their friend. Once we reached her bedside, the patient acknowledged and thanked everyone. She looked more relaxed to see her loved ones; shared some of her poetry that was written while being there. Believe me she made everybody into fits of laughter. Refreshment area was a flash back of an activity in Chester Hill. Songs and some jokes as usual were added. There was a photo session with her and the quality time we spent with Mrs.Sneh Dewan was one hour. We left the Aged Care Facility at 12 noon to Sikh Temple for a prayer where we had lunch and left for the depot- Chester Hill at 3pm.