Exercise Keeps Spirits Bright at Mayflower

April 7, 2020

During these challenging times it’s more important than ever to find opportunities to keep fit and get outside for some fresh air, while respecting social distancing. Our wonderful staff and physiotherapists have been making sure our residents can do just that.

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Pictured above: Marj admires how far her garden has come.

Marj, a resident of Mayflower Brighton’s aged care facility, loves the outdoors and has been getting out in the sunshine as much as she can. Marj particularly likes visiting the garden she planted with her late husband Les, back when they were living in Mayflower’s retirement village.

“I love to be outside and see these beautiful roses I planted with Les,” said Marj.

“It’s so lovely to see them doing so well and some of my flowers have now been echoed in the rest of the new garden. I love seeing all the colour!”

The autumn sunshine has been the perfect medicine for many residents, drawing them out into Mayflower’s lush landscaped gardens again and again.

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Pictured above: Some of the lovely flowers Marj planted with her late husband Les. A gorgeous red rose, and the striking and unusual orange coloured Haemanthus Coccineus flower, more commonly known as the “Blood Lilly”.

Other happy people recently spotted exploring, include Betty, enjoying some cardio and vitamin D with physiotherapist Kendall, Livia enjoying fresh air and sunshine on the Rennolds balcony, and Max who loves taking himself out and about on the bowling green. You can see their smiling faces below.

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