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High Tea and Headpieces for HillView Residents
7 July 2019
The grounds of HillView Merrimac were a buzz with chatter, tea cups clinked and the scent of baked goods wafting through the halls. The day had come for the much anticipated Down Town Abbey themed high tea.
With the special high tea in celebration of the launch of the Downtown Abbey movie. And residents from both HillView Merrimac and Ashmore communities attending the event. Merrimac’s picturesque Café Lily being the perfect location for the high tea. In addition to the luscious lawn area in true Down Town Abbey Style.
With much excitement in the lead up to the event. Craft sessions were spent with endless amounts of lace, sequins and feathers. All to create custom headpieces worn by the residents themselves on the day.
Over 60 HillView residents and their loved ones attended the special event. HillView chefs Gail and John left no detail untouched as they prepared a scrumptious selection of sponge cakes, slices and rainbow sandwiches. And of course scones served with jam and cream in true Down Town Abbey fashion. Residents and their families then dined on coconut prawns, stuffed mushrooms and spring rolls. Washed down with cups of tea, coffee and strawberry shortcake.
HillView Lifestlye Co-ordinator Ali said ‘the morning was a huge hit with residents and their families all leaving with a smile on their faces. There is definitely another special high tea event in the works.’
The HillView lifestyle team work hard on creating special events for residents and their loved ones. These events not only create special memories for all involved they also have the following benefits for those in Residential Aged Care.
- Decreases risk of Depression
- Maintains independence
- Increases well being
- Improves Social skills
HillView residents have access to many activities that are suited to their preferences so that residents have plenty of opportunities to engage with others. Most importantly they are given the opportunity to do things they enjoyed prior to entering Residential Aged Care.
For more information about HillView communities and the activities program please click here.