Rise celebrated seniors week by having a special Bollywood themed event in Mundaring.

We combined staff and guests from three Rise social centres to come together and have a fabulous day of fun!

Bollywood dancing

The theme for the day was Bollywood with staff dressing up in colourful sparkly costumes and decorations inside and outside the venue getting us all in the mood.

To start off there was a scrumptious morning tea with home baked scones, followed by a performance from the Bollywood Dance Studio that had lots of toes tapping.

Then our visitors from the dance studio invited people to get up and learn how to dance – Bollywood style!

Many members and staff threw themselves into the fun, busting out some moves and getting quite the workout. For those who wanted to stay in their seats, they could still join in with Bollywood hand movements.

Lots of activities

After lunch we were entertained by the Nightingale singers who performed a range of old favourites.

In between the performances members could head outside to play some games suitable for a range of ability and mobility.

Award-winning caricature artist and illustrator, Terry Dunnett was on hand to draw individual caricatures on the spot. Judging by the line, he was pretty popular.

Also in attendance was the Lions Hearing van and the Alzheimers WA Memory van.

It was a very hot day so the Mr Whippy icecreams went down a treat!

Many of our guests also took the opportunity to get in a bit of pre-Christmas shopping, choosing from a range of items hand-crafted by members at our social centres.

Community outings are common for members who attend our social centres. But this one was way bigger than usual involving over 100 guests!

We had some great feedback from our guests

Brilliant…. that was so much fun…. wonderful day – I’m exhausted!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the day special for all our guests.

Aged Care Services

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