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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Published on Tuesday 9th of December 2014

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The end of the year is an exciting, and exhausting time for everyone. For Leisure and Activity staff it is the busiest time of the year: Christmas parties, a continuous flow of visitors, facility decorations, choosing and wrapping presents, and planning the Activity Program for the New Year.

All of this is added to the usual workload and invariably done graciously with enthusiasm, warmth and compassion.

Activity staff are keenly aware that some residents are at their most vulnerable during the Festive Season. They will be there with a friendly smile to comfort, listen, and soothe because this is the nature of their profession.

When reflecting on the past twelve months, remember to thank those who played a role in assisting you throughout the year: volunteers, residents’ relatives, friends and staff in general.

Praise those who deserve it; let an employee or colleague know that you value them. Compliments don’t cost anything and can brighten someone’s entire day. I guess we should all take heed of Mark Twain, who once proposed: “I can live two months on a good compliment”.

I hope that the service you provide for the residents at your facility is also appreciated, and valued by staff and management.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year!
Stay tuned to Golden Carers for another exciting year!

Comments

Solange 31st Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hi Lynne, Thank you for your kind words. Our best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy New Year.
Lynne 30th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you Solange
Yes it has been an exhausting year, especially years end. But very rewarding in the most unexpected ways. Thank you for the Golden Carers site, it has been most invaluable. Wishing yourself and all Golden Carer members a wonderful new year full of new and inspiring activities and events for all our residents. Without them there would not be an us. Lynne VIC
JoAnne 16th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I am so happy I joined Golden Carers. Thankyou so much all the great ideas I find to utilise in my work place at PAG. Merrry Christmas to all and Happy New Year.....
Solange 10th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you all for the kind comments. Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year!
Patricia 10th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you! All the best of Christmas to you all at Golden Carers! Keep safe and have a great 2015. Thank you for everything, it is wonderful to look into the golden Carers each Tuesday & check out all the new things you have to offer! Good Health and Happiness Always! I hope the readers and Carers have a great Christmas and New Year, you all deserve it!
Margaret 9th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you Solange for your ideas and help throughout the year and a safe and Merry Christmas to everyone.
Robyn 9th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you for your wishes and appreciation of our work. I will look forward to more ideas, and helpful information from your site, Golden Carers, you are doing an amazing thing with this site. So again Thank you and Merry Christmas and happy 2015 to All
Barbara 9th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to you &yours what a wonderful service you provide. I have retired two months ago for the 2nd time,I missed
The residents & staff the best job in the world.Sadly not a well paid job in monetary terms,but oh how privileged are we that work
In activities aged care.after 25years of shopping with 1eye looking for anything for work,it is a hard habit to break.bless you all.
Barb brown
Janine 9th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is my 1st year with GoldenCarers and I bless the day I found your site. It has helped me beyond belief to bring great activities to my residents and great advice when needed. So I would like to pass on my thanks and wish you all a VERY MERY XMAS AND A GREAT 2015 XX
Marie 9th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

All very true Solange. Thanks for all you do and merry Christmas to you and your family.
Josephine 9th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

HI Solange,

Thank you, but the thanks also goes back to you. This site is a credit to you and the forums have to be one of the best. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful start to the New Year. Cheers Jessie
Cheryl 9th Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to you Solange and to all at Golden carers see you next year

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