SwanCare staff getting ready to celebrate Indian Independence Day


Dressed up: Candice Hitchcock, Amit Cumar and Suzy Suswati. Picture: Marie Nirme         d457827                                                                      
Dressed up: Candice Hitchcock, Amit Cumar and Suzy Suswati. Picture: Marie Nirme        d457827                                                                      

WITH many staff members hailing from the largest democracy in the world – India – it is not surprising |seniors at SwanCare |were geared up to help |their carers celebrate Indian Independence Day yesterday.

To commemorate the day, team members who call India their homeland wore traditional dress, while colleagues in the kitchen made curry puffs, mango chutney and other traditional Indian delights for afternoon tea. Diversional therapy co-ordinator Teresa Strelley said the day gave residents and staff an |opportunity to celebrate diversity and heritage.

“Staff and residents (here) were really keen to embrace |Indian Independence Day; we thought it important to create opportunities for everyone to learn about and celebrate other cultures in an inclusive way,” she said.

“Our home is almost like a small United Nations as we have people from a range of countries.

“I think our whole team looked forward to a fun day and also showed respect to our colleagues who hail from India, as that is an important value to us all here at SwanCare.”