Christmas feast on oldies menu

Carer Betty Detering and Head Cook Robyn Ferguson prepare for Christmas day. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d447652
Carer Betty Detering and Head Cook Robyn Ferguson prepare for Christmas day. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d447652

The Lesmurdie resident will prepare a traditional three-course feast for aged care residents at Mercy Place Villa Maria.

�I love my job and so spending the day cooking Christmas dinner for residents isn�t really like working,� Mrs Ferguson said.

�It�s a pleasure to make sure those seniors who are unable to be with their families on the day have the best Christmas possible.

�In many ways, I think of them as part of my own family; they are beautiful people and so spending time with them on Christmas Day is very special in itself.�

Mrs Ferguson has worked as a qualified cook for almost 30 years and will be in good company on Christmas Day working alongside nurses, carers and kitchen helpers at the not-for-profit centre.

Mercy Health WA State manager Anita Ghose said in many ways care staff were the unsung heroes of the community during the festive season.

�We are extremely fortunate to have many committed and dedicated staff only too happy to go the extra mile to care for our residents and also help inject a little Christmas spirit into their day.�