• Clients special visit from Old McDonald’s Farm

    Clients special visit from Old McDonald’s Farm

    On Monday 28 June, the respite group, Chats ’n More, welcomed a special visit from Old McDonald’s Farm.

    The group at Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services were thrilled to learn of the upcoming visit.

    Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services Therapy Assistant, Jutta Fresacher says, ‘The group members were so excited that they started to work on decorations straight away, setting them up on the walls, windows and reserved car park a week before the visit.’

    Amongst the animals were lambs, ducks, guinea pigs and rabbits, which clients had the opportunity to hold in the fenced area as they enjoyed morning tea.

    ‘As soon as the animals walked out of their transport cages, morning tea was forgotten and all clients went over to hold, feed and watch our special guests, with many finding their way onto the client’s laps!’

    ‘The favourite of the day was one-week-old lamb, Alia, wearing her cute little jumper – one client was thrilled to bottle-feed her.’

    The fun didn’t end there, as Old McDonald’s Farm carefully brought some of the animals inside to visit staff.

    ‘When the visit was over, all clients asked when they could come back again – but for now, they all have photos to remember this amazing morning with their furry friends!’

    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.

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