We were deeply touched by the recent interaction of one of our lovely residents and her little sheep. Ms JMK used to be a ballerina and a teacher and is now showing fairly advanced brain changes.
On this particular day, she was complaining about being cold. The little sheep is a microwaveable bean bag which she had on her hands and which she spent time hugging and kissing because he warmed her so nicely.
Ms JMK used to be a ballerina and a teacher and spent some time on this day with our CEO, Matron Painter, talking about her life over coffee and biscuits. They have become firm friends and often enjoy special coffee and cookie times while they chat.
A daily ritual for Ms JMK is to come for long hugs from Matron Painter and Sister Coram. This is a wonderful, affirming way that we are able to support her.
This was a great day for Ms JMK, and it was amazing to see how she lit up when she engaged with a little 1-year old visitor to Brenthurst and with one of our resident pet therapy dogs, Tyson. She is a special part of our Brenthurst family and we are so honoured to be able to travel this journey with her and to keep her truly connected, stimulated and engaged each day.