St. Basil’s Homes NSW & ACT are striving to make Christmas and New Year’s Eve this year even more special than usual for its nursing home residents.
As an extra special touch this year, on the 20 December, Saint Catherine’s junior choir visited the St. Basil’s Randwick location to perform Christmas Carols for the residents.
Organised by Rev. Athanasios Giatsios, the St. Basil’s residents had a wonderful time and got into the Christmas spirit, singing the Christmas carols together with the Parishioners and St. Catherine’s choir.
In addition to the visit from St. Catherine’s choir and other musicians, St. Basil’s NSW & ACT also keeps the festivities alive by organising numerous Christmas activities including art and craft classes during which residents can draw or paint their own Christmas trees and candles, as well as decorate or make wreaths and ornaments.
Residents also have the opportunity to participate in cooking classes where they can make traditional and very tasty Christmas sweets such as ‘melomakarona’, ‘kourabiedes’ and ‘baklava’.
Part of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia, St. Basil’s NSW & ACT is a registered Australian charity established specifically for the provision of best quality aged care services within a culturally appropriate environment designed to enhance the dignity, independence and quality of life of all people in its care.