Four-year-old Makayla Wilkins gets her face painted at the Domain open day at Tweed Heads.
Four-year-old Makayla Wilkins gets her face painted at the Domain open day at Tweed Heads. Scott Powick

Fun day at Domain Florence Tower

DOMAIN Florence Tower aged-care facility held their annual community day on Saturday to raise awareness of aged-care services.

Manager Jacky Van Der Westhuizen said almost 200 people came through the facility on the day, enjoying a barbecue lunch, jazz band, kid's entertainment and face painting.

“We had people from all parts of the Tweed,” Ms Van Der Westhuizen said.

“We had lovely weather; it was just a beautiful day with all the kids getting their faces painted.”

Ms Van Der Westhuizen said most people didn't think about aged-care facilities until the day they are told they need to go into care.

“The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the facility and to allow people to come and have a look at what we do,” she said. “Many of the old facilities were quite decrepit, but the new ones like this are almost like hotels.

“We also like to encourage people to volunteer. Sometimes it's reading or escorting people on day trips. The Red Cross come and gives the ladies manicures. We just like to let people know what we do.”



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