Finley News & Events
Grant for Finley
Nella McNamara of Finley Community Help Group presented Ben Levesque, CEO of Finley Regional Care, with a cheque for $2,803.81. This grant is partly used towards payment for insurance on FRC’s community car - a Kia Carnival ‘purpose built’ People Mover. This is a seven-seat vehicle which has been set up to take a wheelchair and is used almost daily for staff or representatives to transport residents and/or clients to appointments, outings, etc.
$2,000 of this grant is put towards ongoing support and training for staff in Palliative Care Education. This education assists care staff to learn about and understand a palliative approach to care and help residents and their families through this difficult time.
Ben expressed his gratitude to Finley Community Help Group for their ongoing support to Finley Regional Care, plus the many other local organisations they generously support.
The joy of visits from Finley Primary School Students
Feelgood in Finley Expo
Royal Wedding Celebration Luncheon
Another one of our wonderful fun activities for our residents and clients was a celebratory 'Royal Wedding' luncheon held on Wednesday 16th May, prior to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Our residents and clients really enjoyed a delicious buffet luncheon with the students involved in the Finley High School Intergenerational Program attending and helping with the luncheon, which was greatly appreciated. Some of our fabulous volunteers also came along and joined in the fun and provided a helping hand - also greatly appreciated. Keith Haidle, one of our talented Leisure and Lifestyle Staff, entertained everyone with his singing. There were also several gorgeous wedding dresses, deb dresses, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses bought in and displayed, which the residents enjoyed viewing and chatting about the changes in the styles over the years.
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
New Activities at Finley
National Volunteers Week: 21st - 27th May 2018
In conjunction with National Volunteers Week, our volunteers were invited to join us for afternoon tea where Ben Levesque, CEO, on behalf of the Board, acknowledged and thanked them for their dedication and offering their time so freely to help enhance the quality of the lives of our residents and clients. Some of our wonderful volunteers are part of the Auxiliary and raise vital funds to help keep updating our home whilst other volunteers help out by coming in and working alongside our Staff, to help them in many ways with our Residents. In particular, they help with the leisure and lifestyle activities, which benefit the health and wellbeing of our residents and clients. We are extremely lucky and very thankful for all our amazing volunteers and if anyone would like to join this great group of volunteers, please contact us on 03 5883 9600.
Pictured below are Ben Levesque, CEO, and Wendy Sutton, Leisure and Lifestyle Team Leader, with many of our fabulous volunteers including Skip the Dog who visits regularly.
Souped Up Program
Residents at Finley have recently been enjoying the ‘Souped Up Program’, an online catering program designed by a dietician, which provides complete dietary and menu management. As Finley’s residents have a wide variety of clinical dietary requirements, allergies, preferences and cultural needs, this program has enabled our qualified chefs, Lisa and Jaice, to provide them with a greater variety of delicious and nutritious dishes, all made from fresh produce sourced daily. The Lamb Hot Pot, Curried Prawns and Summer Berry Pudding have all proved very popular, and residents are eagerly looking forward to mealtimes to discover what interesting dish they will be served next!
Lisa Healey commenced working at Finley in 2013, and enjoys preparing the daily meals for the residents. Jaice Jacob has worked around the world and began employment with Finley in 2015. He is a talented pastry and bakery chef who specialises in making delicious and superbly decorated cakes for our lucky residents.
On 25th April 2018 we held a lovely service commemorating ANZAC Day. Many residents, visitors and staff came together with our guest, Rick Wark, in the Activity Room in front of our beautiful ANZAC Window and memorabilia, and remembered our fallen ANZACs in a fitting tribute. LEST WE FORGET.
2018 Open Day
Our 2018 Open Day was a wonderful success today with so many people coming along and allowing us to showcase our beautiful home and gardens to them. It was wonderful to see them enjoy our facilities, delicious food, entertainment by Danny, view the information and equipment provided via our Mini Aged Care Expo and just sit and chat with family and friends and staff either in our Activities Room or out in our great alfresco area. Lovely to see so many of our Residents come along and also enjoy the day. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to those companies who provided information and / or equipment for our visitors to learn about or trial thank you for your time and effort. Special thank you to all our fantastic staff involved in preparing for and helping run our Open Day. We are truly proud of Finley Regional Care and all the services we provide and if you or someone you know were unable to come along today but have questions regarding any aspect of aged care or would like to come and have a private tour of our home please contact Reception on 03 5883 9600 during business hours and we will be very happy to help you.