The first Amana Living Spring Arts Festival launches this year, in partnership with the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. This exciting program will provide opportunities for all 2,500 Amana Living residents and clients to get involved. Enrichment Manager Emily Scarff explains why the festival is such an important innovation.
Enrichment and lifestyle
We’re proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture this year to expand our Project Picasso art program.
Our annual Project Picasso art program was established for residents and club clients living with dementia.
Karrinyup retirement village residents enjoyed a coaching session in June on using digital technology to explore, shop and connect.
Telstra and the Seniors Recreation Council of WA hosted the free coaching session to show seniors how easy it is to access information like transport schedules, order groceries online, and connect with family and friends using technology.
Among the participants were residents from Amana Living’s Moline Village in Karrinyup, who were bussed to Telstra’s head office for the session.
Residents at our Kalgoorlie care centre, Edward Collick Home, have been enjoying their new mini golf course over the past few months, thanks to generous donations of funds and time by the local community.
At the end of May, the wheelchair-accessible course was officially opened by John Bowler, Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Wendy Duncan MLA.
The event was an opportunity to invite and thank the supporters who had made the new facility possible.
Enriching the lives of people living with dementia is a vital part of what we do. At Kinross Care Centre, a recent project has transformed the living environment.
The project began with the creation of an Enrichment Team, who were tasked with looking for ways to improve the residents’ living environment. The team decided to differentiate the centre’s three permanent care houses with feature walls and new names: Kookaburra House, Beach House and Frangipani House. They then put out a call for a volunteer to paint a themed mural on each feature wall.
Our volunteers are vital in helping us enrich the lives of residents and clients. Some of them got together recently for morning tea at Zamia Cafe and a tour of Kings Park. The event was hosted by Amana Living to thank volunteers for their time and dedication.
For more information about volunteering for Amana Living, go to the Volunteering page of our website.
Amana Living staff have hearts of gold. Many employees make regular donations from their pay towards the Staff Giving Fund, which is dedicated to projects that enrich the lives of residents and clients.
At Hale Care Centre in Coolbellup, the fund has enabled Service Manager Freeman Figgins to turn a courtyard area into an attractive space that offers both sensory stimulation and a place to relax.
Home care isn't just about having services delivered to your doorstep. The package we put together for you will depend on what you think will make your life better, more enriched, more independent.
This photo was taken on an outing with our Kites social program. Groups of people are matched for their interests and preferences. Then we organise trips and support them with any needs or requests they may have during the outing.
Artist Jane Dacruz is creating murals for residents at Kinross Care Centre to enjoy.
The project was prompted by the renaming of three of the centre’s four houses as Kookaburra House, Beach House and Frangipani House.
The centre’s enrichment team put out a call for a volunteer to paint themed murals on feature walls in each house, and Jane saw this as a chance to give back to the community.
When people living with dementia interact with youngsters, both generations benefit. Amana Living is seeing this happen in a variety of settings, including the recently introduced McCusker Advocates Program.
A number of studies demonstrate the positive results of intergenerational programs for people with dementia and children. But studies aside, common sense tells us that getting residents and clients together with young people is likely to be a positive experience.