Stretton Park Aged Care residents and the facility’s Auxiliary recently celebrated the opening of the community café with a special afternoon tea.
The event also acknowledged the generous funding received to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and refurbish the dining room.
The café is a feature of the Stretton Park redevelopment project that aims to encourage the community to visit the facility. It is open to the public Monday to Friday with a variety of food and beverage options available.
The Stretton Park Auxiliary generously donated $2500 towards the purchase of the AED, which is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use medical device that can analyse the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
Community funded donations paid for the refurbishment of the dining room totaling $47,000. These works included new lighting, flooring, painting and new furniture. This is now an inviting space that has received great feedback from residents and families.