Updated: Sep 7, 2021
This week we took our day respite clients who normally attend activities at our Flaxton and Nambour centres to the Kureelpa Hall for a performance by talented local group Maleny Ukulele. Clients enjoyed mingling with other RangeCare clients and enjoyed a scrumptious morning tea and hot lunch prepared and served by our Flaxton and Nambour kitchen coordinators Gemma, Alex and Katrina.
The main performance on the day was a selection of ukulele song covers by local group Maleny Ukuele. Song covers ranged from a variety of genres, from blues to pop. We want to extend a big thank you to Maleny Ukulele who generously providing a riveting performance for our clients who attended on the day free of charge!
A number of items were raffled off including a handmade blanket, small kitchen items, and chocolate. In light of the special event, all clients took home a surprise gift of freshly made jam and local honey. The jam was made in our Flaxton Cottage kitchen by our Kitchen Coordinator, Gemma, and the honey was supplied by our Day Centre Coordinator, Belinda, straight from her bee hives.
One client who has only been attending the Day Respite Centre for a couple of months, Ted, commented on the performance. "Fantastic, as good as you would hear anywhere", he said, before expressing his gratitude to the staff for the effort they put in. Other clients mentioned that they loved this event as it meant they got to go on a group outing somewhere different with people they have not previously met.
As many senior and vulnerable community members have felt the sting of social isolation from quiet some time now, we feel grateful that Covid-19 restrictions allowed for safe gatherings such as this one. This special event allowed our two day respite centres and supporting staff to socialise together, encourage friendships and support ongoing social connections.
Please enjoy these photos of the event below.