Fun, happiness and delight was the result of week-long Easter fun at Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC).
Debbie Christen, RSCC’s manager of recreational programmes, says the care centre’s Easter programme was chock-a-block with activities for the residents to enjoy, including painting, baking, word searches, quizzes and arts and crafts.
“All of the activities, that also form part of the care centre’s regular recreational programme, were implemented with an Easter theme, much to residents’ delight,” she adds.
Residents had the opportunity to make Easter bunnies from knitted squares, decorate cupcakes with speckled eggs in a nest of icing, paint or colour in symbols or images of Easter, and take part in a quiz.
The much-anticipated Easter egg hunt took place on April 6, which was a joyous event for all of the chocoholics, says Debbie.
Staff members from each of RSCC’s six residential wings hid Easter eggs and picture of a happy Easter bunny for residents to find. They were also on hand to help residents move around, and provided helpful hints to find the eggs.
While the Easter bunny pictures were initially illusive, the residents who tracked them down were rewarded with a large chocolate bunny. “When we asked the winners if they were going to share their spoils, they answered with a resounding ‘No’.”
Residents also enjoyed the lucky draw on Good Friday. Those who drew a ‘Happy Easter’ card won half a chocolate egg filled with a delicious assortment of chocolates and truffles.
On Easter Sunday, residents enjoyed hot cross buns for tea, followed by a lovely roast chicken meal for lunch. They could also enjoy church and shul services over Easter and Passover.
Friends Carol Murphy (Cedar Park) and Drienie Horlacher (Lakeside) each won a chocolate bunny for finding the bunny picture on their residential wing.
River Lodge 1 staff and residents congratulate Marie Roberts who also won a chocolate bunny.