They say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and that was defiantly the feeling across all 6 Hardi Aged Care homes. From early December each Hardi Aged Care home is decorated in a sprinkling of tinsel, baubles, and lights. Residents took part in Christmas themed arts and crafts, while the sounds of carols could be heard through the rooms and hallways of the homes.
The last weeks of the year flew by and before we knew it, it was time for Christmas parties for residents, volunteers and staff alike, and for the much-anticipated bus trips to look at the Christmas lights around Sydney. This year residents visited lights around Mt Annan, Ryde, and the Northern Beaches, stopping in at various local clubs along the way for dinner and drinks with staff and the bus driver Colin. Each Hardi Aged Care home celebrated Christmas in their own special way from traditional lunches, BBQs and dinners so residents and families could celebrate this special time together. The lifestyle team at each Hardi Aged Care home, meticulously organised the Christmas parties along with the FMT and catering team to make sure it was a magical day for everyone taking part. Staff ensured that residents were in the spirit by dressing up in Christmas colours and themed t-shirts, to going all out in fancy dress in elf costumes and even a Santa suite! It was a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of. For all of their hard work through the year, staff also celebrated Christmas amongst themselves in a variety of ways including going to the local clubs
and having a special lunch at the facilities so that all staff members could take some time out from their working day and relax with colleagues. As the New Year gets underway, the staff across each Hardi Aged Care Home are continuing their resolve to make Hardi Aged Care the best it can be and will be focusing this year on enhancing our facilities and lifestyle programs across the group to give our residents the best care possible. Thank you to everyone who made 2019 such a wonderful year, we look forward to an even better and bigger year ahead.