Harmony Day

Our community at Barongarook Gardens celebrated Harmony Day last week.

Harmony Day is an occasion to celebrate cultural diversity, and our staff and residents got in the spirit of the day by either wearing clothing that represented their culture, or a touch of orange which is the official colour of the day.

The residents decorated paper cut-outs with cultural colours and interests, and were able to learn a lot about each other’s heritage – from origin stories to cultural practices to different cuisines!

Our diverse team of staff also shared their own stories about their heritage, and residents were able to hear about what it was like growing in Russia, Nepal, India, and the Philippines.

A good time was had by all on a terrific day that champions inclusion, conversation, and respect.

  

Recent stories

Residents and staff members at Japara Strzelecki House pose for camera with large donation cheque

Interactive games equipment to bring a touch of magic to elderly Mirboo community

Staff and residents at Japara Strzelecki House were the proud recipients of a cheque from the Mirboo North and District ...

Read more

Updates from our CEO: Video and communications library

Below is a complete archive of all updates and communications from our CEO, Chris Price, during the COVID-19 pandemic. A...

Read more

Respite care: the benefits of short-term aged care support

When we think of the terms “aged care” or “nursing home”, we typically picture a permanent state of affairs; one...

Read more