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Acknowledging Anzac Day in our Homes

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Anzac Day was acknowledged across Catholic Healthcare homes and retirement living communities on Saturday, 25 April.

Residents and staff worked together to prepare for the Day, creating wreaths, planting rosemary, baking Anzac biscuits and spending time together to remember those who have served and sacrificed. Here are just a few photos of the many events which took place across our 41 Homes.

St Mary's Retirement Living Berkeley

Residents gathered at dawn on the street outside their community to Light up the Dawn.

 

St Paul's Northbridge 

Sounds of Anzac brought to St Paul's by a relative of a resident. Everyone took time for reflection in the courtyard.

 

Jemalong Forbes

Residents and staff planted a new rosemary bush at Jemalong in memory of all the Fallen Soldiers and held a moving service.

 

Coolamon Mullumbimby

Residents and staff gathered a beautiful rosemary bush, candle, and created a home made wreath. Residents crocheted poppies and one of the staff turned it into this stunning wreath.

 

Maranatha Lodge Batehaven

Maranatha had two beautiful ceremonies which were very moving for the residents and staff, bringing both to tears. The first was in the morning with a procession down to the courtyard to plant a rosemary bush and the second in the afternoon to honour all the soldiers including families.

 

Villa Maria Eastern Heights

Residents were involved with the whole service, including Ray who wore his medals proudly.
 
Lewisham
Lewisham Aged Care celebrates Anzac Day lighting a candle and planting a rosemary bush. Residents become emotional remembering their loved ones who fought for our country.

 

Holy Spirit Dubbo
This year's service at Holy Spirit Dubbo was slightly scaled down, not outside at the flagpole but still a very moving and meaningful service with readings from the residents.