RESIDENTS and staff at Mercy Place Lathlain are going to dress up in their loudest outfits for a good cause for Loud Shirt Day on October 21.
The day is a fundraiser campaign to support early intervention programs run by speech and hearing centres across Australia and to help children who are deaf or who have hearing impairments.
Mercy Place Lathlain service manager Lorraine Wallis said the idea of holding the event was to support some of their visually impaired residents.
“It’s a chance for them to get involved in something fun while having a laugh and a smile,” she said.
“Some of the residents have been working on their hats and they are excited to show off their creations.
“They are all excited about bringing their loud shirts out of their closets.
“At Mercy Health, we also feel it’s important for seniors to continue to feel that they can have a meaningful impact on the lives of those around them, and Loud Shirt Day is a fantastic way for our residents to do just that.”
Mercy Health is a Catholic community not for profit provider of care, founded by the Sisters of Mercy and grounded in a 2000 year history of caring for those in need.
The organisation is a national service provider of health and aged care throughout Victoria, Southern New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
In Western Australia, the organisation cares for over 300 people across six residential homes, with 78 independent living units.