Aquarium providing sensory stimulation

Residents of 70 Lowe Street are enjoying the relaxing atmosphere provided by a new aquarium.

The aquarium was donated by the East Grampians Health Service Aged Care Auxiliary and has been placed in the 70 Lowe Street sensory room.

The sensory room offers sensory stimulation to residents who need a bit more support in this area, offering music and aromatherapy, with plans to install special lighting effects in the future.

EGHS Aged Care Auxiliary president Libby McCormick said she was thrilled to see so many residents enjoying the new aquarium in the sensory room.

“We are pleased to assist in purchasing items for 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court, our two aged care facilities in Ararat, which all go towards making the lives of residents more comfortable and enjoyable,” Mrs McCormick said.

“The residents are benefitting from the experiences offered by the sensory room and the addition of the aquarium with all the bright colours adds another dimension to their enjoyment.”

Resident support coordinator at 70 Lowe Street Bernadette Cincotta said the aquarium in the new sensory room has put a smile on many faces.

“We cannot thank the Auxiliary enough for their support over the years in helping us purchase items for the facility that make a difference to the lives of our residents,” Ms Cincotta said.

Pictured above: 70 Lowe Street resident Val admires the new aquarium with Resident Support Coordinator Bernadette Cincotta, and EGHS Aged Care Auxiliary members Libby McCormick, Jane Richardson and Chris Doak