Valentines Day was celebrated with a journey down memory lane at Braemar House this year, as residents and staff worked together to create a series of meaningful and memorable events at the facility that spanned the whole week.

Celebrations kicked off on Monday 12th February, when residents decorated the East Fremantle facility in beautifully crafted hearts and hand made trinkets, to pay tribute to the importance of love.

Tuesday saw Braemar House volunteers help the residents bake delicious heart-shaped biscuits while a morning tea was held for all to enjoy.

On Valentines Day – February 14 – residents were invited to attend a specially hosted reminiscence gathering. Here a harpist played romantic tunes from yesteryear, while a morning tea was enjoyed by residents, staff, volunteers and family members.

This was followed on Thursday by the screening of a romantic movie, complete with cinema-style snacks including ice creams and chocolates, while Friday brought a special reminiscing gathering to round off a week of celebration.

These activities form part of the Braemar enrichment program where resident feedback and requests form the basis of entertainment and activities held at the facilities.

Braemar Presbyterian Care was formed in 1952 and is a leader in relationship centred care in Western Australia. Over 200 residents live at Braemar which operates residential aged care facilities in the City of Melville and Town of East Fremantle.