Visit to Nursing Home – by Sunila Dass

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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.

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Trip To Floriade – By Sunila Dass

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Blog post by our Day centre coordinator Ms. Sunila Das on the recent trip to Canberra with 100 Seniors


 

TRIP TO TULIP GARDEN FLORIADE

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Monday 22nd September, the gr8 journey for Sriom Day Respite seniors headed for the famous Tulip Garden’s spring festival in Floriade Canberra.

Chester Hill, Seven Hills, Tonggabbie and Auburn group combined in three separate buses with some volunteers.

The first stop-over for half-an-hour was at Goulburn for morning tea and fresh up. I realised the seniors were more relaxed and energised after the refreshments, so we headed for Floriade.

The 10 acre garden of magnificent tulips and other spring flowers creates a spectacular display in this area. Hundreds of blossom trees nestle between the flowers and provide a magic pathway to the waterfall.

Due to the heat not many of our seniors could move around freely, but it never stopped them posing for photos. From time to time we got into shades where some classical musical concerts were on. There were painting corners, work-shops for topiary- design and garden Gnomes. Being the school holiday there were lot more attractions for children so I believe there were extra movements around. After spending two hours, all three buses were there to pick us up for lunch to a nearby park called Weston Park.

It was very kind of Shweta and the team to engage in this project for organising very appetizing and balanced meal for 180 seniors. After photo session, at 3.30pm we said good bye to each other and left in 3 different buses. There was a stop-over for basic stretching for 30 seconds to relax the muscles.

Finally we reached the destination (Whitlam Leisure Centre) at 7.30pm where our major maxi-taxi was waiting. For some, we waited until other taxis arrived. It was a spectacular and memorable trip to Floriade.

‘A BIG THANK YOU TO SRIOM CARE FOR KEEPING US UNDER THIS UMBRELLA’.

Sunila Dass

 


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