SwanCare staff getting ready to celebrate Indian Independence Day


SwanCare Kingia staff Candice Hitchcock, Amit Cumar and Suzy Suswati get ready for Indian Independence Day on August 15. Picture: Marie Nirme
SwanCare Kingia staff Candice Hitchcock, Amit Cumar and Suzy Suswati get ready for Indian Independence Day on August 15. Picture: Marie Nirme

WITH many staff members hailing from the largest democracy in the world – India – it is not surprising seniors at SwanCare are gearing up to help their carers celebrate Indian Independence Day next Monday

To commemorate the day, team members who call India their homeland will wear traditional dress, while colleagues in the kitchen will make curry puffs, mango chutney and other traditional Indian delights for afternoon tea.

Diversional therapy co-ordinator Teresa Strelley said the day gives residents and staff an opportunity to celebrate diversity and heritage.

“Staff and residents (here) are really keen to embrace Indian Independence day, we think it’s 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, all of whom are looking forward to seeing our Indian colleagues in their traditional saris.

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