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Eldercare Sash Ferguson celebrates LGBTI pride

Thursday, Jul 9, 2020

A rainbow afternoon tea marked the end of Pride Month for residents and staff at the Eldercare residential aged care facility at Mt Barker.

Sash Ferguson Wellbeing Consultant Gail Bell said weekly rainbow-themed craft activities, led by Lifestyle Assistant Amy, initiated a lot of open discussions about Pride Month and the LGBTI community.

“Everyone has been getting creative, making heart chains, hanging hearts, hanging flowers, table decorations, pom pom flowers, placemats and mini rainbows,” said Gail.

“It was so lovely to see the room filled with rainbows to accompany our multi-coloured afternoon tea.”

Pride Month finished strong at Sash Ferguson with a special visit from some four-legged friends, two horses with rainbow manes and tails, ready to pull along a carriage to take residents out for a quick trip.

Sash Ferguson resident Vera Kalnins ‘loved the horses’ and was so happy to go on a ride around the block.

Fellow resident Shirley Liebelt said she was ‘on a high’ and couldn’t believe all the effort that went into putting together the ‘rainbow day’.

The Sash Ferguson lifestyle team thanks Site Operations Manager Daniel Fleming for his ‘amazing support’ assisting residents in and out of the carriage as well as Clinical Leaders Joy and Mel and the staff for their help on the day.

View the gallery for more photos from the day: