On 3 November, residents of Resthaven Murray Bridge celebrated the Melbourne Cup in style.
Lifestyle Coordinator, Soraya Fitzgerald, says, ‘We all enjoyed watching the races from the big screen – it felt like we were there!’
‘Residents enjoyed a glass of champagne, with nibbles, and were encouraged to don their best fascinators and hats to celebrate the occasion.’
Some residents took it upon themselves to get crafty before the day.
‘Many actually made their own hats and fascinators, which added to the excitement of the event.’
‘They were so pleased with what they created and were excited to show off their new projects to their friends and staff members.’
‘Staff also got into the spirit of the day and dressed up in their best suits and dresses.’
Little did staff know; their fascinators were being watched.
‘Towards the end of the event, a resident was secretly tasked with awarding the staff member with the best, fanciest hat.’
‘Melbourne Cup is always such an exciting event here at [Resthaven] Murray Bridge.’
‘A lot of effort and preparation goes into the day, so I’d like to thank all staff and residents who make this possible every year.’
‘A fun day was had by all!’
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.