Local residents at the Cedar Place Age Care Facility performed for family, friends and other residents today as part of their Creative Thoughts Group.
This is the second year the Creative Thoughts Group have put on a show, with this year’s theme centered around Australia and celebrating our country.
Recreational activities officer Donna Gill said more residents have engaged within the group since last year.
“As we get new residents, they become involved as well. It’s really open to anyone and we’ll find something for them to do in the performance,” she said.
The performers recited famous Australian poetry, their own poetry and sang songs for the audience.
“It’s really about interaction, getting to know their personalities and finding out what they like to do,” Ms Gill said.
The fourteen residents came up with the theme and also designed and created the props that were used throughout the performance.
“It’s all their own thoughts and ideas, I just help them plan it,” Ms Gill said.
The Creative Thoughts Group has also been nominated for a best practice award in Aged Care for the innovative program.
The group has been working on the performance since January and have performed in front of family, friends and the volunteers who provide entertainment to residents of Cedar Place on a regular basis.
“It’s really rewarding for the residents, and to have them really enjoy what they do is just wonderful,” Ms Gill said.