At Bolton Clarke, our clients and residents come from 168 countries and speak more than 133 languages.That makes Harmony Week a week of celebration for our services and communities across Australia.
In Victoria, our Be Healthy and Active team marked the week delivering a Healthy Brain, Healthy Body session to the Green Island Turkish Women’s Group in Lalor, in Melbourne’s north.
The team has also recently presented translated sessions on CPR and defibrillation, falls prevention and healthy skin in Tamil, Macedonian and Chinese.
Meanwhile, residents and team members donned orange for Harmony Day at celebrations across our residential communities.
The team from Treetops in New Farm, Brisbane held a Parade of Nations in traditional costume followed by a lunch of food from different cultures.
Our Galleon Gardens community at Currumbin Waters on the Gold Coast, with representatives from more than 34 countries, set up a map listing all the different countries of origin of employees, volunteers and residents.
Diversional Therapist Kyle Goodall designed a booklet with information from each of the countries, which was discussed during a morning tea featuring food items from the seven continents.
Residents were encouraged to share a short story about their country of origin. The theme for this year’s Harmony Week celebrations is Everyone Belongs.
For more information about Harmony Week, which runs from 17 to 23 March, visit www.harmony.gov.au.