Purple is colour of care at Bethanie


Alexia Caldwell, Zoe Healy and Shirley Boyd at Warwick.
Alexia Caldwell, Zoe Healy and Shirley Boyd at Warwick.

Bethanie sites, including those in Yanchep and Warwick, hosted a range of activities from February 21 to 27 to inspire residents, staff and volunteers to reconnect spiritually, encourage greater compassion and respect, and improve everyone’s wellbeing.

Events included high teas with purple cakes, a chaplaincy services, purple-themed quizzes and songs, purple decorations and outfits and a screening of the movie The Lady in the Van.

Chaplains co-ordinator David Van Leen said Purple Week was about acknowledging Christian heritage, celebrating commitment to providing spiritual care to clients and inspiring respect and kindness.

“As people age, quite often there is a renewed interest in spirituality and the spiritual support received from chaplains is invaluable,” he said.

Chief executive Chris How said chaplains provided ongoing support and guidance to residents, families and staff .