There was a great day down under when Australia Day came to a Sanctuary Care home in Stourport-on-Severn.
The team at Ravenhurst Residential Care Home in Lickhill Road North organised an action-packed afternoon for their residents recently – celebrating all things great and good about Australia.
They tried their hand at the Aboriginal art of playing the didgeridoo with ‘The Didgeridoo Man’ Paul Wakelin, who brought along a life-size instrument plus mini versions for the residents. Paul also helped them to brush up on facts about the country.
Residents at the home, which provides residential care and dementia care, proudly displayed cork hats – also known as Hobbly-Bobs - and the home was bursting with colour, adorned with flags and inflatable kangaroos.
After an exhausting day deep in the Worcestershire outback, the residents and team sat back and enjoyed their ‘Aussie’ supper of burgers and hot dogs.
The home’s activities leader Carla Siwicki said: “Australia is such a beautiful and vibrant country and many of our residents have family there, so our themed day was a great opportunity for them to fondly remember loved ones and have fun at the same time.
Sunday 26 January was officially Australia Day – a national day where people from the world’s sixth largest country celebrate what it is to be Australian.