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    Lovely Lollipops

    Mayflower Macleod residents have a strong reputation of getting involved in the community, and residents Lorraine and Jeff are no exception. Rain, hail or shine, these caring crossing supervisors are...

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    New Help for Carers

    A new online resource is now available for carers. If you are caring for someone who is nearing the end of life, information can make a difference to you and the person needing care. CarerHelp is a new...

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    Dementia doesn't discriminate. Do you?

    “Nobody chooses to have dementia, but we can choose how we respond to the people in our lives and in our community who are living with dementia.” This week is Dementia Action Week, timed to include...

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    R U OK?

    R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are You OK?”. Loneliness and isolation can be a significant issue for older Australians, so it’s...

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    Knitting for a good cause

    It was warm hearts and warm blankets for a recent visit to the Lort Smith Animal Hospital for a kind group of Mayflower Brighton residents. Our knitting and sewing ladies have put their skills and hobby...

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    Tiptoe through the lavender

    There’s nothing like the tranquil scent of fresh lavender to help you relax, and our Mayflower Reservoir residents did just that on their recent trip to the Warratina Lavender Farm. Residents experienced...

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    Fighting Fit

    Maintaining an independent lifestyle is essential to our residents, and regular exercise is  integral to health and wellbeing. Mayflower is introducing a range of wellness programs to help our residents...

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    Winter Wonderland

    Our Christmas in July lunch was given an extra touch of sparkle at Mayflower Brighton recently, with our lifestyle team hand crafting decorations for a special winter wonderland. Residents delighted in...

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    Mexican Fiesta

    Our residents love getting involved in the planning for special events and celebrations. Hand crafting decorations is a particular favourite, and our Brighton art group thoroughly enjoyed making artworks...

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    Wonderful Williamstown

    Brighton resident, Raffaele loves dancing and has a close connection with his family. He is always smiling and often plays jokes on staff. Fortunately, there was no trickery on our recent bus outing...

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    Intergenerational connection

    Residents from Mayflower Reservoir were fortunate to be invited to attend the Darebin Childcare Centre for morning tea recently.  Residents Norma, Erika, Margaret and John delighted in joining the children...

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    Recognising our unsung heroes

    Mayflower celebrated Aged Care Employee Day on August 7 with a special staff morning tea and awards ceremony at our Brighton and Reservoir residences. Aged Care Employee Day is an official day to thank,...

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    Reservoir Redevelopment Commences

    Mayflower has started work on a two-stage redevelopment of our Reservoir aged care residence. The upgrade will create a state-of-the-art, dementia-friendly aged care facility for 110 residents. We were...

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    Knit one, pearl one, chat along

    There is nothing like a good stitching session to bring a group together, and our Mayflower Reservoir residents love a good catch up over the crochet hooks. Led by our beloved volunteer Mrs Oneglia...

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    Volunteers Lunch

    Mayflower was proud to celebrate the rich contribution of our hardworking and much-appreciated volunteers at our Annual Volunteer luncheon held in May. As part of National Volunteer Week, Mayflower...

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    Continence is no laughing matter

    Over 6 million Australians suffer from debilitating bladder and bowel incontinence, with the majority able to be cured through a simple exercise. Continence Australia recently launched their ‘Laugh...

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    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Across the globe, communities will come together to raise awareness of elder abuse, a global social issue that affects the health, wellbeing, independence and...

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    Magic Tricks

    Magic Surge visited Mayflower Reservoir recently to the delight and excitement of residents. Naturally he brought a bag full of entertaining tricks to puzzle the minds of staff and residents alike. Mayflower...

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