Aged Care Residents Celebrate Ekka

Aged Care Residents Celebrate Ekka

Queenslanders recently celebrated the 140th annual Royal Queensland Show locally known as ‘Ekka which attracts some 400,000 visitors each year.
This year Brisbane’s Regis Ferny Grove facility organised a community fair to coincide with Ekka.

The facility invited family, friends and community members to the auspicious event with the day’s attendees partaking not only in the delicious food, beverages and the day’s entertainment but also a a large raffle organised by residents and staff.

Pam at Regis Ferny Grove

Marieann, Ferny Grove’s Lifestyle Coordinator, says, “I think the community really gets behind the fair supporting the charity raffle and sampling the preserves and cakes and residents absolutely love seeing everyone come together on the day.”

Residents at the Brisbane aged care home have been known to place a fair amount of time preparing for the mini-fair. The craft ladies organise to knit and sew booties, blankets, scarfs and beanies while others make delicious preserves, pickles, jams and bake cakes.

Marieann says, “The residents get orders for jams and preserves during the year with much of the planning and work done in the months leading up to the fair.”

A lively addition to the Grove’s 2017 mini-fair was an animal farm with the main attraction a large friendly alpaca. With attendance at a record high this year Regis Ferny Grove is already planning to do things bigger and better for their Ekka mini-fair 2018!


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