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.

Activity Calendar – Week Starting 12th November 2018
Monday – 12th NOVEMBER Tuesday –13th NOVEMBER Wednesday –14th NOVEMBER Thursday- 15th NOVEMBER Friday –16th NOVEMBER

9:30-11:30 Retford Kayleigh

9:30-10:30 One on one with Margaret

9:30-10:30 Garden Walk with Jules Meet at Ascot Reception

10:30-11:30 Word games, Ascot Ground with Jules

10:45-11:45 Music & Yoga Margaret Upper Throsby

2:00-3:30 Rummikub Margaret Ascot

 2:00-4:00 Art Class, Ascot Ground with Jules & Kayleigh

4:30-5:00 Retford


4:00-4:30 One on One Kayleigh

Care Dogs will visit today!

9:30-11:30 Retford Margaret

 10:00 Sutton Farm, Come & enjoy lunch, and watch the horses with Kayleigh & Lindy    

9:30- 10:00 One on one with Mel

10:30-11:30 Trivia & Sports Ascot Level 1 With Mel

2:00-3:00 Nail Care/ Manicures Throsby with Lindy

 2:00 Movie Afternoon

Join Kayleigh for a movie afternoon

And an Ice Cream,

Lower Throsby.

2:00-3:30 Sensory Activities, Upper Throsby with Margaret

4:00-5:00 Upper Throsby with Kayleigh

9:30 – 11:30   Retford Cooking Class Kayleigh

9:30 – 10:00 One on One with Jules

9:30-10:30 Garden walks with Margaret, meet at Ascot Reception

10:15 Resident & Family Meeting for Ascot, Ascot Ground

10:45-11:45 Yoga & Music Upper Throsby, Margaret

2:00-3:30 Games & Sensory Upper Throsby With Margaret

2:00-3:30 Wine & Cheese Appreciation Club Lower Throsby with Kayleigh & Jules

4:00-5:00 Kayleigh Upper

9:30-11:30 Retford Activities   Lindy

9:30 –10:30 One on One Brittany Upper Throsby

9:30-11:30 Shopping Bus Meet at reception

10:45- 12:00 Bowling League Lower Throsby Jules

11:00 – 11:45 Music & Yoga Upper Throsby Mel


Birthday Celebrations!

Happy birthday,

Jean Roberts

Katherine Brady

Allan Roberts

Frank Sinclair

Pamela Field

Kathleen Baxter

Please join us in Ascot Ground for a birthday party & wish our residents a happy birthday.

Frensham Girls to sing

 4:00-5:00 Retford Kayleigh

9:30-11:30 Retford Jules

10:00 -11:30 BINGO Ascot Level 1 with Mel 

10:00-11:45 Men’s Group BBQ, please RSVP to Kayleigh.

 2:00-3:30 Scrabble group, Ascot Level 1 Jules

2:00-3:00 Music/ Singing with Betty Ascot Ground Kitchen Area with Mel

2:30-3:30 Sensory Games, Upper Throsby Kayleigh

3:30-4:30 Retford, Kayleigh & Jules

Monday –19th NOVEMBER Tuesday –20th NOVEMBER Wednesday –21st NOVEMBER Thursday –22nd NOVEMBER Friday –23rd NOVEMBER

9:30-11:30 Retford Kayleigh

9:30-10:30 One on One with Margaret

9:30-10:30 One on One with Jules

10:45-11:45 Music & Yoga, Upper Throsby with Margaret

10:30-11:30 Indoor Sports, Ascot Level 1, with Jules

2:00-4:00 ART CLASS, Ascot Ground With Kayleigh & Jules

2:00 – 3:30 Rummikub Lower Throsby – With Margaret

4:00-4:30 One on One, Kayleigh

 4:30-5:00 Retford, Jules

Care Dogs will visit Anthem…

9:30-11:30 Retford Lindy

10:30-11:30 Indoor Sports, Ascot Level 1, with Marg

10:30-11:30 Trivia Lower Throsby, Kayleigh

2.00- Church Service Upper Hordern with Marg

 2:00-3:00 Royal Club, Join us in Ascot level 1 for Devonshire Tea. With Mel & Kayleigh

2:00-3:30 Hand & Nail Care/ Manicures Throsby, with Lindy

3:30-4:30 Retford Kayleigh

9:30 -11:30 Retford Cooking with Kayleigh

9:30 -10:30 One on One with Margaret

9:30-10:00 One on One with Brittany

10:00 Bambino’s Pre School come to visit, with Brittany & Mel

10:30- 11:30 Music & Yoga Upper Throsby with Marg

2:00-3:30 BINGO, Upper Throsby with Kayleigh & Brittany

2:00-3:30 Word Games Ascot Level 1 with Margaret

3:30 – 4:30 Retford with Kayleigh

9:30-11:30 Retford Activities with Lindy

9:30 – 10:30 One on One Upper Throsby with Brittany

9:30-11:30 The Coffee Bus to Mittagong Meet at Ascot reception

11:00-11:45 Music & Yoga Upper Throsby with Mel

10:45 – 12:00 Bowling League in Lower Throsby With Brittany

2:00-3:30 Trivia, Ascot Ground Throsby, with Kayleigh

2:00-3:30 Scrabble, Ascot Level 1 with Brittany

3:30-4:30 Upper Throsby, Kayleigh

Frensham Girls to Sing


9:30-11:30 Retford Jules

9:30-10:30 One on One with Mel

10:00 -11:45 Men’s Group Men’s Meeting Room, Kayleigh

10:30-11:30 Indoor Sports, Ascot Level 1 with Mel

2:00 – 3.00 Lolly Trolley, Kayleigh & Mel

2:00-3:00 Music & Singing with Betty, Upper Throsby

2:00-3:30 NEW Book Club with Jules

Please bring a favourite book you would like to share, meet at the fireplace in Ascot, come and enjoy listening to a story.

4:00- 5:00 Retford, Jules

Monday –26th NOVEMBER Tuesday –27th NOVEMBER Wednesday –28th NOVEMBER Thursday –29th NOVEMBER Friday –30th NOVEMBER

9:30-11:30 Retford, Jules

 9:30-10:00 One on One with Margaret

9:30-10:00 One on One with Kayleigh

10:00-11:30 Pamper morning in Upper Throsby with Kayleigh

10:00-11:30 Indoor Sports, with Maragret Ascot level 1

2:00-3:30 Rummikub Lower Thorsby, With Margaret

2:00-4:00 NEW! Painting Class with Jules & Kayleigh Ascot Ground

4:30-5:00 Retford with Jules

 Care Dogs will visit today!

9:30 – 11:30 Retford Activities with Lindy

9:30-10:30 One on One, with Kayleigh

9:30-10:30 One on One with Margaret

10:30-11:30 BINGO Upper Throsby With Margaret & Kayleigh

2:00 – 3:30 Rummikub Ascot Ground With Margaret

2:00-3:30 Indoor Sports Ascot Level 1, With Lindy.


Movie afternoon Lower Throsby With Kayleigh, come enjoy a film & ice cream.

4:00-5:00 Upper Throsby Kayleigh

9:30 -11:30 Retford Cooking Class with Kayleigh

9:30-10:00 One on One Brittany

9:30- 10:30 One on One with Margaret   

 10:30-11:30 Yoga & Music, Upper Throsby Brittany

10:30 – 11:45 Knitting Group Ascot With Margaret

2:00-3:30 Retford Margaret

2:00-3:30 Wine and Cheese Appreciation Club Lower Throsby With Kayleigh & Brittany

4:00-4:30 One on One Kayleigh

9:30-10:30 Retford Activities Lindy

9:30 – 10:30 Pamper Morning with Brittany Upper Throsby

9:30-11:30 The Coffee Bus to Mittagong Meet at Ascot reception

 10:30-11:30 Yoga & music Upper Throsby, Mel

 10:30- 11:30 Bowling League – Lower Throsby With Brittany

2:00- 3:30 BINGO Ascot Ground with Brittany & Kayleigh

 2:00-3:30 Rummikub, Lower Throsby with Margaret

4:00-5:00 Retford Kayleigh

Frensham Girls to Sing

9:30-11.30 Retford Jules

9:30-10:30 One on one, with Mel

10.00-11:45 Men’s Group Kayleigh, Men’s Meeting Room.

10:30-11:30 Indoor Sports Ascot Level 1, With Mel.

2.00 – 3.30 Happy Hour & Music with Betty Ascot Ground, come and enjoy a fun afternoon and ease into the next month with friends, with Mel, Jules & Kayleigh

4:00-4:30 Upper Throsby, Kayleigh

Monday - 3rd DECEMBER Tuesday - 4th DECEMBER Wednesday - 5th DECEMBER Thursday - 6th DECEMBER Friday - 7th DECEMBER

9.30 – 11.30 Retford Activities with Kayleigh

9:30-10:30 One on One Margaret

9.30 – 10.15   One on One Lower Throsby With Jules

10.00 for 10:30 start Musical Performance by the Highland Buskers, Upper Hordern with Margaret, Jules & Mel

2.00 – 3.30 Rummikub Lower Throsby – With Margaret

2:00-4:00 Art Class, Ascot Ground with Jules & Kayleigh

4:30-5:00 Retford, Jules  

Care Dogs will visit Anthem….

9.30 – 11.30 Retford Activities with Lindy

9:30-10:00 One on One with Mel

10.00-11.30 Throsby Upper Christmas Tree Decorating with Margaret & Kayleigh

10.30-11.30 Indoor Sports, Ascot Level 1 With Mel

 2:00-3:30 Lower Christmas Tree Decorating with Mel & Lindy

 2:00-3:30 Royal Affair with Margaret Ascot Level1, Join us for Devonshire Tea and all things Royal

2:00- 3:30 Sensory Activities and games, Upper Throsby with Kayleigh

3:30-4:30 Retford, Kayleigh

9:30- 11:30 Retford with Kayleigh & Margaret Christmas Special

 9:30 10:30 One on One, Brittany

9:30- 10:00 Walk in the Garden with Mel meet at Ascot

11:00-11:45 Music & Yoga Upper Throsby With Mel

2:00-3:30 Ascot Ground Tree Decorating with Mel & Brittany

 2:00-Movie Afternoon, Join Kayleigh in Lower Throsby for a film and Ice Cream

2:00- 3:30 Indoor Sports & garden Walks with Margaret, Ascot level 1

 4:00-4:30 Retford Kayleigh

9:30-11:30 Retford Activities with Lindy

9:30-11:30 The Coffee Bus to Mittagong Meet at Ascot reception

10:00 Frensham Girls to Sing Christmas Special, Ascot Ground

2:00-3:30 Bingo, Upper Throsby with Mel

2:00-3:30 Ascot Level 1 Christmas Tree Decorating with Margaret, Brittany

2:00-3:30 Ascot Loft, Christmas Tree decorating with Lindy & Kayleigh.

3:30-4:30 Retford, Kayleigh

9:30 – 11:30 Retford Kayleigh

9:30-10:00 One on One, with Mel

 10:00 – 11:45 Men’s group, Men’s Meeting Room with Brittany

10:00 for 10:30 START: Catholic Church ServiceUpper Hordern with Mel

2:00-3:00 Music with Betty Upper Throsby

2:00-3:00 Indoor Sports, Ascot level 1 with Kayleigh

2:00-3:30 Rummikub Lower Throsby with Brittany

4:00-4:30 One on One Jules

3:30-4:30 Retford Kayleigh