Pacific PearlResidents at Braemar Presbyterian Care aged care homes will set sail during a series of maritime history talks as part of the aged care provider’s resident enrichment program.

Maritime author Chris Frame, who has co-written over a dozen books about ocean liners, will share the story of the iconic White Star Line (owners of the Titanic) as well as the historic P&O Company during talks over the next two months.

Mr Frame said he was excited to participate in the Braemar enrichment program and share the story of the ocean liner with the residents and their families.

“A voyage to Australia by ocean liner is something experienced by many people over the decades. P&O, for example, was a major shipping company on the Australian service. It was notable for establishing some of the first reliable steamship voyages to Australia. Many people, including the residents at Braemar, can trace their family history back to one of these P&O ocean voyages,” Mr Frame says.

Chief Executive of Braemar Presbyterian Care, Wayne Belcher, said Braemar was committed to provide residents’ with an engaging enrichment program throughout the year.

“At Braemar, we believe in a care and friendship approach which takes residents requests into consideration. We actively ask and listen to resident requests on what activities we can add to their lifestyle and enrichment program” he says.

“When our residents told us they were interested in learning more, we were happy to provide a meaningful program of talks for them to enjoy.”

Mr Frame will speak at all three of the Braemar aged care facilities during April and March. Some of Mr Frame’s recent lecture highlights include speaking aboard the Queen Elizabeth during the 2017 QE2 50th Anniversary celebrations, speaking at the Australian National Maritime Museum and New Zealand Martine Museum.

Braemar Presbyterian Care is a community ministry of the Presbyterian Church in WA. Braemar operates three residential care facilities providing 220 residential places.