Regis Playford aged care facility in South Australia organised an aged care lifestyle event on a grand scale with a four day cruise event held for Regis residents.
This holiday themed lifestyle program saw aged care residents visit various islands over four days. The décor around Playford aged care facility changed to become an island with a makeshift beach complete with beach umbrellas, seashells and rowing oars.
On the first day of the cruise residents visited Hawaii and spend the day playing a round of Bingo and a game of croquet on the deck of the cruise ship. One resident commented, “What a Gem! Sam brought in her own selection of Hawaiian shirts for residents to wear and created a wonderful atmosphere in Queen house today!”
For day two, of the four day cruise, the ship docked at Fiji and residents enjoyed some entertainment from Filipino dancers, and played a game of shuffle board.
The following day our aged care residents meandered through the local Bali markets, purchasing a bit of jewellery from the stalls and sipping mock-tails prepared by our Regis volunteers.
Day four was a pamper day for residents in need of a little extra care after a few days at sea. Some of our Regis residents had this to say about the cruise, “It’s been a fantastic trip, decorations are terrific, balloons exceptionally good. You feel like you are on a Cruise.”
Family members of aged care residents were equally delighted with the event impressed with the detail, event décor and the level of dedication shown by Regis staff with one commenting – “Would like to commend the lifestyle team and management for a wonderful cruise! The decorations were outstanding and the residents really loved it. Well done!”
Thank you to the 8 volunteers and all Regis staff who helped make this aged care lifestyle event possible.
Come and see aged care living at Regis Playford call 1300 998 100 to arrange a tour today.