The music of the ice cream van during the long hot summers of youth is a sound that is familiar to many.
The residents of aged care facility Regis Port Macquarie, on the NSW Central Coast, have been transported back to these times with the introduction of an ice cream trolley complete with an insulated holder to keep the ice cream cold and a recess for the cones.
The trolley even plays “Greensleeves” just like a ‘Mr Whippy’ van.
The ‘van’ moves through the facility on a weekly basis and has become a popular and fun social activity that engages residents, especially people who may otherwise prefer to enjoy the privacy of their rooms.
To find out more talk to your local Regis Aged Care facility on 1300 998 100.