Christmas at Hunters Hill

It was a jolly time for those at Hunter’s Hill Residential Aged Care Facility, as families, school kids and even Santa himself joined for the festivities!

Residents and families together enjoying the Christmas lunch

The community came together to create a merry experience for everyone with carols, presents and festive red and green food. Hunters Hill Public students made the Christmas cards for those staying at the home, and local groups donated raffle prizes and gifts for Santa and the children to give to the residents.

Heilala Galbraithe, a staff member at Hunters Hill said that the event meant that everyone could come together in a family Christmas that all their residents could enjoy. “They are our family too”, she said “like our own grandparents”.

Staff who had the day off, like Heilala herself, still made the trip to the home to join those setting up the lunch festivities. Facility manager, Gladys Maseko, thanked all the relatives and staff for coming and making the day more magical for the residents and their guests.

The Hunters Hill Congregational Community Church choir lead by pastor Julie Grancha, brought music and energy to the day. They had an early show that carried into lunch time, and brought a joyful spirit to the Christmas celebrations with classics like Jingle Bells and Holy Night.

However, the highlight of the day was when George Burns, one of the residents, performed the old Irish balled Danny Boy with Julie and the church choir. It was an emotionally charged moment for his family, as well as staff and residents like Helene Polhill, who recalled the moment, saying it “Brought me to tears”.

George Burns before his wonderful performance of ‘Danny Boy’

The food was catered for by Twilight’s passionate cooks, including Yvette Fonseca, who crafted a feast for those attending. Residents and families enjoyed food like vibrant Christmas coloured panna cotta and chicken puffs- the “all-time-favourite”.

The Christmas lunch has been a long-time tradition of Twilight aged care, to bring people together during the holiday. It is held annually in Hunters Hill Village Residential Aged Care Facility as well as throughout all of their four homes in the northern Sydney area.

LEST WE FORGET Ensuring the stories of our diggers live on…

We are very proud of this wonderful intergenerational community project, LEST WE FORGET Ensuring the stories of our diggers live on…

Thank you to St. Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill for agreeing to be apart of this very special project. Also thank you to Betty and the Wilson family. Betty Wilson chatted two Year 7 students about her husband John and his missions in the war.

This project was supported and funded by DVA – Department of Veterans Affair. Please enjoy as Betty share’s with you her story.

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Staying Healthy in the Cooler Months

When it’s cold it’s really hard to stay motivated about your health and fitness!! We tend to take on a “Snuggle up” mentality, we eat more and we do less – human hibernation!

We have some tips to keep you motivated during these colder months.  Staying active especially during the cooler the months is good for the mind, body and spirit.

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Winter Warmers from the Twilight Kitchen

By 1st May, 2018 All, News, Recipes No Comments

With winter fast approaching, there is nothing better than cooking a big pot of soup for the family to enjoy after a busy day at work and school. All of the meals at Twilight Aged Care are home cooked, prepared by the chefs who work in each of the four homes.

Here is one of our resident’s favourites, straight from the Twilight Kitchen, prepared using the freshest of ingredients. Treat your family this Winter with a bowl of Twilight’s Pea & Ham Soup.

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We Welcome Margaret to Glengarry

By 27th March, 2018 All, News, Our People No Comments

We are thrilled to introduce you to Margaret Smithson, our new Facilities Manager at Glengarry, Mosman.

Margaret has many years experience as a nurse, with extensive experience in General Nursing and Mental Health. Margaret has also held the position of Auditor within the Aged Care sector in the late nineties and moved into aged care management in 2002.

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Retirement Village Living

By 27th March, 2018 All, News, Our Homes No Comments

Throughout summer, the retirement living residents have enjoyed their monthly bus trip to bushland areas or to the seaside. This month they have been joined for the first time by a couple of residents from our residential care home.

We hope new friendships and interactions will come out of this and future shared activities.

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Recipes from the Twilight Kitchen

By 27th March, 2018 All, News, Recipes No Comments

As we head towards the end of daylight savings, the change of season and the glorious Autumn weather, our tastebuds are looking for a nice tasty little treat to enjoy with our afternoon tea.

The Twilight Kitchen has a couple of favourites for you to try your hand at over the long weekend.

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Memory Walk & Jog for Dementia Australia

By 27th March, 2018 All, Community, News No Comments

On Sunday 6 May 2018, a team of Twilight Aged Care supporters will be taking part in the Sydney Memory Walk & Jog.

The staff at Twilight Aged Care know only too well how common this disease is as they deal with it every day within their jobs, so they wished to actively support the work of Dementia Australia.

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