Craft
The Residents painted recycled wheelie bins to turn them into decorative pot planters. They look great in the gardens

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The Craft Group enjoy making items to sell on their Craft Stall.
Meeting every Tuesday morning, we are lucky to have a volunteer in Helen, who enjoys encouraging the ladies work.

Here the ladies are making photo frames

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Men’s Group
The Men’s Club meet every alternate Tuesday.
They have their own shed, known affectionately as “The Dog House” and volunteer John keeps them busy making items for the stall or to be used in the facility.
The men have renovated their own beer fridge and they enjoy a cool ale at the end of each get together.

The men enjoy regular trips to the beach or the jetty to drop a line
 – we live right on the beach, so it’s a short walk away.

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Rockingham Writers Group
“I’ve never written poetry before” is the normal catch cry when residents are encouraged to be involved in the Writers Group – imagine their delight when, at the end of the activity, they have contributed to wonderful verse and another page in the Rockingham Writers Anthology! Every participant receives their own copy of the finished poem

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Cent Sales and Raffles
Everyone loves a raffle and our residents request and receive monthly cent sales and raffles. It gives them a chance to win small gifts for their family or some nice treats for themselves, while having a bit of fun!
The money raised pays for our World Vision Child, Yovany. We have sponsored Yovany for 5 years and continue to be an integral part of his life. We write to him often and this becomes another activity where everyone can join and take an interest.

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Quizzes
? Why did Arnott’s call their cracker biscuits SAO?
? What was the original name of…..Tully? Innisfail? Darwin? Cairns?
? Who was Australia’s first Prime Minister?
? Finish this line: “There’s a track winding back……”
? How many three letter words can you make from the letters “ROCKINGHAM”
…and heaps more…….it’s good to keep the brain ticking…and lots of fun too!

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Outings and Shopping
Each week the residents are taken into Cardwell to shop. Some like to have a cuppa while they wait for others and the newsagents is popular for buying a lotto ticket or a scratchie. The men often use the opportunity to have a quiet beer on the verandah of the Hotel. Afterwards, we call in at the local supermarket for biscuits or fruit or a bit of chocolate.
Every month the residents enjoy a day out with either morning tea or lunch. It could be a picnic in the park or a trip to Tully or Ingham.
 

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Chatters Coffee Shop
Not everyone has a chance to visit a local coffee shop to chat with friends. At Rockingham, we have our own coffee shop “Chatters” where cappuccino and pavlova are Served. Friends and family are encouraged to join the residents in this afternoon treat.
 

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Exercises and Yoga
Here we see our wonderful Yoga teacher, Kathleen demonstrating a meditating pose. Luckily she doesn’t expect us to get on the ground to do our gentle movements! Kathleen visits once a month and during the week, marina takes us for regular gentle chair exercises.
 

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Bowling
On Fridays, we enjoy a few games of bowls. Often the weight of the lawn bowls are too heavy for some, so we’ve converted the “green” to a ten pin bowling alley. The competition is hotly contested, as we vie for one of Marina’s “solid gold medallions” (that she buys in bulk from Coles!)

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Church
Our chapel is non denominational, however we have visiting religious representatives who conduct services here.
Mass is held once a month, with Communion given weekly
Anglican Church normally give us a monthly service, however they currently hold their services every Sunday while their church is rebuilt after Cyclone Yasi.
We also conduct Memorial Services every year to remember friends who have passed away

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Bingo
Bingo is held weekly in the Lounge. The stakes are small, but a lot of fun and you can also win a voucher for a free coffee and pavlova from Chatters!
Our picture shows Bill with his bingo board specially designed for his vision impairment.

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Internet Cafe
The Internet Café sees two government donated computers and two printers set up for residents use. Several people have signed up for their free email address and have written and received letters, jokes and wonderful photos from family and friends.
 

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Hairdresser
The Hairdresser visits every two weeks while the barber comes every few months. Residents can make appointments at the front office at any time.

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Concerts
Concerts are always a highlight at Rockingham and we are fortunate to have such talented people come to entertain us.

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Weekend Activities
Feeling a bit bored at the weekend or after hours?
Grandchildren come to visit and they’re getting restless?
Looking for some wool?
Go to THE GYPSY TROLLEY in the Breezeway and you’ll find everything you’re looking for!
Wool of many colours…..lots of knitting needles too.
Puzzle books
Colouring pages and pencils for the kids
Get a few other residents together and enjoy a game of cards; dominoes; rummy; scrabble
Complete one of the jigsaws on display

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