The Penrith Aboriginal community members, Koala Corner preschool and Xavier college students will celebrate Grandparents Day with Anglicare at their Lemongrove Gardens Aged Care Residence on Monday, 16 October 2017.
The event will be opened by Aboriginal children saying the acknowledgement to country.
There will be a traditional morning tea for the residents served by Indigenous elders from Muru Mittigar, followed by an Aboriginal painting workshop facilitated by artists also from Muru Mittigar.
The celebration was created after National Reconciliation and NAIDOC weeks this year, when a 95 year old resident, Margaret Nolan, suggested an Aboriginal mural would be a lovely addition to the home. Since then, it’s evolved into this event for the residents and has also won a NSW Government grant of $3,000.
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