Live your life. Stay well. Belong.

Activities at Anthem

Life at Anthem is all about living your life, staying well and belonging. To help our residents achieve these things, we encourage participation in a range of activities. These range from gentle chair yoga and brain gyms, to music and games, shopping mornings, and a range of socially interactive sessions designed for those in care.

 There is also a vegetable garden for those that love to get a little dirt on their hands. Of course, living in the Southern Highlands means we are close to a wonderful array of places to go on outings and enjoy our natural environment.

We also love to welcome visitors coming in to entertain everyone. One of the most important groups of visitors comes from Bambinos Kindergarten, which is just a short walk from Anthem. The children from Bambinos come to Anthem on a regular basis and perform for the residents. The children love to sing to the residents, they also bring artwork, and sit and write and draw with them too.

This is a very enriching and stimulating experience for the residents who take great delight in these visits. The children also love their visits to Anthem, a love that is apparent in the enthusiasm they put into their performances.

October 2019

Monday Tuesday 1st Wednesday 2nd Thursday 3rd Friday 4th Saturday 5th Sunday 6th
COFFEE VAN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS COFFEE VAN ANTHEM CHILDREN COFFEE VAN WORLD ANIMAL DAY
10:00 Let’s Get Active 10:00 – Let’s Get Active/Walking Group 9:30 Bus Trip – Shopping at Mittagong Market Place 10:00 – Bible Readings Morning – Word Games Morning – Word Games
10:30 – Bus Trip – Corbett Gardens for Tulip Time Festival 10:30 – Games with Anthem Children! 9.30 – Discussion group Anthem newsletter with Jules 10:00 Let’s Get Active/Walking Group Afternoon – Movies Afternoon – Movies
10:30 –Bean Bag Toss 10.30 – Tea Club 10:00 – Church Service 10:30 – Scrabble & Rummikub
  11:00 – Hand & Nail Therapy 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 10:00 – Let’s Get Active 10.30 – Ladies Coffee Chocolate Chat Group – discussing all about ANIMALS
2:00 – Lolly Trolley 2:00 – Anthem Cinema Space Movie for SPACE WEEK 10:30 – Bowling 10.30 – Men’s Group Clubhouse – discussing the history of Man & His Best friend
2:30 Bus Trip – Scenic Drive for Retford residents 2:30 –Guess My Career 11:00 – Hand & Nail Therapy 1:45 – Animal Trivia
4:00 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 3:30 – One on ones 1:30 Movement with Belle 2.00 – Reminiscing
2:00 – Baking Demonstration with Bri 3:00 – The Honey Sippers
3.00 – This Week in History
Monday 7th Tuesday 8th Wednesday 9th Thursday 10th Friday 11th Saturday 12th Sunday 13th
PUBLIC HOLIDAY COFFEE VAN LIFESTYLE TEAM ATTENDING FOOD HANDLING COURSE ANTHEM CHILDREN WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY COFFEE VAN
10:00 – Bible Readings 10:00 Bus Trip – Lee Lee’s Cupcake Shop 10:00 – Let’s Get Active/Walking Group 9:30 Bus Trip – Shopping at Mittagong Market Place 10:00 – Bible Readings Morning – Word Games Morning – Word Games
10:00 – Let’s Get Active 10:30 Let’s Get Active 10:30 – Tea Club 9.30 – Anthem newsletter with Jules 10:00 Let’s Get Active/Walking Group Afternoon – Movies Afternoon – Movies
10:30 – Word Games 10:30 – Blindfold Taste Testing 11:00 – Card Making – Clubhouse 10:00 – Church Service 10:30 – Scrabble & Rummikub
10:15 – Music & Dance with Cate 11:00 – Spring Colour Therapy 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 10:00 – Let’s Get Active 11:00 – Ladies Coffee Chocolate Chat Group – Ascot First Floor
2:00 – Art with Jules – Clubhouse 1:30 – Senior’s Rights Guest Speaker in Ascot ground floor – Family Welcomed! 2:00 – Games with Anthem Children! 10:30 – Men’s Shed Guest Speaker & woodwork group 11:00 – Mens Group – Clubhouse
2:00 – Paws Pet Therapy 2:30 – Maureen – music performance! 2:30 – Quoits 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor 2:00 – Pink Cupcakes for Pink Ribbon Afternoon Tea on verandah
2:30 – Sports Appreciation 2:30 Bus Trip – Scenic Drive for Retford residents 2:00 – Word Games 3:00 – Angus Murray – Live!
4:00 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 2:00 Meditation in the Spiritual Room
Monday 14th Tuesday 15th Wednesday 16th Thursday 17th Friday 18th Saturday 19th Sunday 20th
COFFEE VAN I LOVE LUCY DAY COFFEE VAN COFFEE VAN INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
9:30 – Let’s Get Active 10:00 Let’s Get Active 10:00 – Let’s Get Active/Walking Group 9:30 Bus Trip – Shopping at Mittagong Market Place 10:00 – Bible Readings Morning – Word Games Morning – Word Games
10:00 – Bible Readings 10:30 – “I Love Lucy” Trivia 10:30 – Hand and Nail Therapy 9.30 – Anthem newsletter with Jules 10:00 Let’s Get Active/Walking Group Afternoon – Movies Afternoon – Movies
10:30 – Lavender Farmer Guest Speaker – Judith 11:00 – Hand and Nail Therapy 11.00 – Tea Club 10:00 – Church Service 10:30 – Scrabble & Rummikub
2:00 – Art with Jules – Clubhouse 1:30 – Poetry reading 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 10:00 – Let’s Get Active 10.30 – Ladies Coffee Chocolate Chat Group – Ascot First Floor
10:30 Sports Appreciation with Keeden 2:00 – Games on the Green 2:30 – Anthem Cinema 10:30 – Octoberfest Fun Facts 10.30 – Men’s Group – Clubhouse
2:00 – Art with Jules – Clubhouse 4:00 – Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 2:30 – What’s in the News!! 11:00 – Cookbook Discussion 2:00 – Meditation in the Spiritual Room
2:00 Paws Pet Therapy 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 3:00 – The Martini Henry’s
2.30 – Sports Appreciation 2:30 – Octoberfest Happy Hour!
4:00 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 2.30 – Short Stories Frensham Girls’ Choir
Monday 21st Tuesday 22nd Wednesday 23rd Thursday 24th Friday 25th Saturday 26th Sunday 27th
COFFEE VAN COFFEE VAN COFFEE VAN PABLO PICASSO’S BIRTHDAY
10:00 – Bible Readings 10:00 Let’s Get Active 10:00 – Let’s Get Active/Walking Group 9:30 Bus Trip – Shopping at Mittagong Market Place 10:00 – Bible Readings Morning – Word Games Morning – Word Games
10:00 – Let’s Get Active 10:00 Bus Trip – Robertson Heritage Railway 10:00 – Cultural Celebration with Lisa 9.30 – Anthem newsletter with Jules 10:00 Walking Group Afternoon – Movies Afternoon – Movies
10:30 – Guest Speaker from Pete’s Shed for men’s group! 11:00 – Getting Active with Balloons 11:00 – Tea Club 10:00 – Church Service 10:15 – Music & Dance with Cate
11:00 – Ready, Steady… COOK! 2:00 – This Week in History!   11:00 – Lady J music in Throsby Upper & Retford 10:00 Let’s Get Active 10:30 – Scrabble & Rummikub
2:00 Paws Pet Therapy 2:30 Bus Trip – Scenic Drive 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 10:30 – Teacup Garden Craft -Clubhouse 10.30 – Ladies Coffee Chocolate Chat Group – Ascot First Floor
2:30 – Short Stories 4:00 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 2:00 – Bocce Balls 11:00 – This Week in History 10.30– Men’s Group – Clubhouse
2:30 – Art with Jules – Clubhouse 2:30 – Anthem Cinema 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 2:00 – October Birthday Party!
4:00 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 3:30 – This Week in History 2:30 – Cheese & Wine Appreciation 3:00pm – Harp Performance
3:00 – Trivia Frensham Girls’ Choir
Monday 28th Tuesday 29th Wednesday 30th Thursday 31st
COFFEE VAN COFFEE VAN HALLOWEEN
10:00 – Bible Readings 10:30 Let’s Get Active 10:00 – Let’s Get Active/walking group 9:30 Bus Trip – Shopping at Mittagong Market Place
10:00 – Let’s Get Active 10:30 – Fascinator making – Melbourne Cup 10:00 – Hand & Nail Therapy 9.30- Anthem newsletter with Jules
10:15 – Music & Dance with Cate 11:00 – Bowling 11:00 – Lady J music in Ascot Ground Floor 10:00 – Church Service
11:00 – Pablo Picasso Art with Jules 11:30 Bus Trip – RSL Moss Vale for lunch 1:30 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 10:00 – Let’s Get Active
2:30 – GRANDPARENT’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA Family & Friends please RSVP to reception by 22nd Oct! 2:00 – Anthem Beauty Day Spa 2:00 – Anthem Cinema 10:30 – Fascinator making – Melbourne Cup
4:00 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 2:30 Bus Trip – Scenic Drive for Retford residents 2:30 – Charades with Lisa 11:00 – Hand & Nail Therapy
4:00 Movement with Belle 1st Floor Ascot 3:30 – Word games 2:00 – Baking demonstration with Bri – main ingredient PUMPKIN!
1:30 Movement with Belle
2.30 – Reminiscing Frensham Girls’ Choir