Kinross: Amana Living residents have SENSEational celebration with family and friends


Resident Evelyn McCabe with event organiser Tanya Knott.
Resident Evelyn McCabe with event organiser Tanya Knott.

AMANA Living’s Kinross Care Centre held a ‘SENSEational’ celebration event recently for residents and their family and friends.

Residents and their guests took part in meditation, put a personal touch on an interactive art installation, cuddled with two therapy greyhounds, and “squished, popped and crunched” their way through a sensory walk.

There was also Pilbara Yarns song and storytelling sessions, plus performances by violin virtuoso, Paul Jansz.

Activities assistant and event organiser Tanya Knott said she created the event to provide a fun way for residents to spend quality time with their loved ones.

“Many residents in aged care don’t get as many visitors as they would like, so we created this event to provide an enjoyable and purposeful way for families to spend quality time together,” she said.

“It was a fun day with people of all ages taking part, while also providing vital sensory stimulation for those residents living with dementia.”

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