Acknowledging Anzac Day in our Homes
27 Apr 2020
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.
Residents and staff planted a new rosemary bush at Jemalong in memory of all the Fallen Soldiers and held a moving service.
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