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2019 Christmas celebrations at HillView
12 December 2019
After months of planning and excitement, HillView has wrapped up another year of wonderfully festive Christmas parties. Our Lifestyle, Catering and Environment teams worked tirelessly to create a Christmas to remember for our aged care residents and their families, with beautiful decorations, table settings, entertainment, music and delicious food on offer over the week. The Christmas spirit is well and truly alive here at HillView.
With a buffet menu created, invitations were sent out to families, the trees were decorated and the garlands were hung, all in preparation for the festivities. Our residents gathered together in the Gooding Centre at Merrimac, and dining rooms at Ashmore to share a meal with loved ones and sing along to Christmas carols.
The celebrations began with of musicians who played Christmas carols, that had staff and residents breaking out into spontaneous dance moves. Then there was the much-anticipated arrival of the man in the red suit who brought joy and laughter to the parties, as well as some lovely gifts for residents.
One family member said:
“Santa’s visit was met with the same excitement as you would expect in a kindergarten. Clearly the inner child lives within us all no matter what our age – I love that” Tracy
After Santa’s visit the residents were helped to a beautiful feast of plentiful, traditional Christmas food served buffet style, which was enjoyed by all.
“Amazing food, fun, staff and frivolity. Just fantastic!” Paula
To view all the photos from the week visit our Facebook photo album.
In the lead up to the parties HillView was a buzz with excitement as our residents created decorations in craft classes with our Lifestyle team, including stockings, decorative pots and more. The craft is continuing up until Christmas, with cookie decorating and other activities bringing the festive cheer to our communities. We will continue to celebrate the festive season, with Carols by Candlelight being held on the 19th, and special Christmas meals on Christmas Day. For a full list of activities in December, please view our Activities page.
A huge thank you to all of the families who came to celebrate Christmas at HillView – and merry Christmas!