Residents at our Seaton Aged Care home were delighted to take part in Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations today.

Good food, music and laughter were the order of the day, as they gathered for the annual event to mark the 1991 Declaration of Independence.

Residents were entertained with an a cappella performance from the Berehenya Choir.

At the conclusion, residents helped cut a special cake made by Seaton Activities Officer Tonia Tyczenko’s daughter, Belinda.

Pastoral Practitioner Libby Wynter, who opened proceedings, says Independence Day celebrations are an important recognition of residents’ cultural backgrounds.

“For the residents, this is part of their history, where they’ve come from, part of who they are,” she says.

“Everything from our past comes into the present.

“It is important we, as an organisation, honour and celebrate the lives of each of our residents in whatever shape or form that may take.”

Seaton Aged Care offers specialist residential living for people from Croatian and Ukrainian backgrounds.

For more information contact our Aged Care Admissions team on 8200 9207.