Millrace Activities Report – November 2019

The month of November proved to be a busy but productive month!
The Melbourne Cup luncheon was one of the most popular events, especially with a special visit from Phar Lap’s foal, Near Far. The residents embraced the spirit of the day with their sophistication and grace. Four very happy and deserving winners for The Best Dressed and Best Hats categories were presented with bunches of roses and chocolates. The luncheon included a trivia quiz, raffles and entertainment provided by Jan Ross who delighted everyone with her beautiful voice.

The first of two bus trips were thoroughly enjoyed by the residents, visiting
one of our local coffee shops for a Devonshire tea. The afternoon ended in an hour of touring through and around Tenterfield, resulting in quite a nostalgic time for residents as they passed former residences and familiar landmarks.

The second trip was close to home due to the threat of bushfires, but a morning tea at the Wallangarra Railway Cafe seemed safe enough and residents were soon chatting, sipping coffee and eating delicious homemade delicacies.

Remembrance Day is always an emotive time for many people who were either directly or indirectly affected by the conflict of war. A commemorative service was held at Millrace where residents and staff reflect and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The Rudolph Steiner High School Orchestra enthralled both residents and staff of Millrace and Haddington. These talented young musicians and teachers combined their talents to present us with a truly magical musical experience.

Cultural diversity is celebrated at Millrace every month, with residents choosing a different cultural theme. This month it was Scotland, with the ‘Address to the Haggis’, the raising of the St Andrew’s flag, traditional Scottish music, followed by a delicious traditional Scottish lunch.

As December approaches, the main focus is the resident’s Christmas party which will be held on the 3rd . Lots of activity abound with decorating, gift wrapping and organising the event. Bus trips organised for concert at bowling club and the Christmas lights tour is always a favourite with the residents. Christmas Day is always special, and staff ensure that the residents have a spectacular day. All of this and more will be revealed in December’s newsletter.