Chasing the Winter Blues Away
Resthaven Community Respite Services guests at ‘Lane Cottages’ chased away the winter blues with a fun-filled “summer in July” day on 22 July.
Coordinator, Gillian Schulze, says, ‘Resthaven Community Respite Services guests enjoy a range of activities and social gatherings at the day respite cottages whilst their carers take a break from their caring role.’
‘Guests of Lane Cottages may visit once a week or several days, for a full day of fun that is tailored to individual preferences. Guests have a door to door pick up from their homes to Lane Cottages, and are dropped home at the end of their session.’
‘During their time here, guests socialise and do the type of activities they enjoy. At lunch time, a main meal is served, along with morning and afternoon tea.’
Summer in July is the focus theme of the month. ‘Last week, the unseasonal winter sunshine inspired us to hold a “beach day”. There was a colourful display, a treasure hunt in a sand box, and games of “heads up,” which was great fun and had everyone guessing.’
‘We decided it was time to lift the spirits in a miserable, cold winter during the COVID-19 pandemic.’
‘Guests especially enjoyed dressing up for the occasion. The summery props and colourful outfits put everyone in a sunny mood.’
‘Everyone had a great time.’
‘Happy “summer in July”!’
Resthaven Community Respite Services hosts guests at three respite cottages, ‘Lane Cottages’ in Kingswood, Ridgway House at Westbourne Park (where guests can also stay overnight for up to a week), and the Hersey Cottages at Marion, where long day respite is available. To enquire about respite support for those who care for an older person, call 81982060.
Resthaven supports around 10,000 older people and their carers throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Riverland, Murraylands, Limestone Coast, lower Barossa, Adelaide hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula.