Show day for residents at Marebello at Victoria Point and Regis Birkdale

RESIDENTS at Marebello aged care and Regis Birkdale and their families have been treated to their own fun-filled show day.

At Marebello bright coloured hair and clothing were the order of the day, while fish pong and pond fishing were among the favourite games.

Handmade wares like rugs, wooden pieces and pictures, dolls and bears were exhibited.

One of Marebello’s volunteers sat under a magnolia tree and delighted residents as a mysterious fortune teller.

Residents and their families donned hats, wigs and other props and posed in the photo booth to capture special keepsakes to remember the day.

Popcorn, mini dogs, coloured cupcakes and strawberry ice-creams were on offer, with a lucky dip for all.

Lifestyle co-ordinator Jo Fazio thanked the team and everyone who had made the day a success.

“Marebello Show Day wouldn’t have been the success it was without the families and volunteers,” Ms Fazio said.

At Regis Birkdale about $3000 was raised, with $800 going, at residents’ request, to farmers suffering in the drought.

The money was also used to buy a juke box for a wing at the aged care facility.

Regis Birkdale lifestyle co-ordinator Lisa Pawlenko said residents were yet to decide on what they would buy with the remaining $1800.

“I want to thank the Birkdale team for a wonderful job and great team work,” Ms Pawlenko said.