Dryandra's campfire sessions

To bid farewell to the cold weather for the year, Baptistcare Dryandra Residential Care in Kellerberrin held another of their popular campfire sessions. Residents, employees and volunteers joined together around the warm fire to enjoy good conversation and roast marshmallows.

These campfire get-togethers have been embraced by residents and staff alike as a valuable time of social bonding, with three sessions held in as many months.

Lifestyle Coordinator Shizuka Yokoi said the campfires provided residents with a unique sensory experience, while enabling them to engage in meaningful activity and social interaction.

“Residents reminisced about their memories of farm life and the outdoors, and spoke about family, nature and the music they love,” explained Shizuka.

At the start of the evening, students from the local school performed dances to the delight of the residents.

Some of the Aboriginal residents also cooked delicious damper and kangaroo stew which were eaten on the night and very popular with everyone.

Although this was the last campfire for 2017 with the restricted burning period now in place, the team at Dryandra are keen to hold more campfire sessions next year.

“This is an event we’re all proud of – it’s very special,” Shizuka said.

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