Three Armidale residents who receive the care of Home Nursing Group went on an exciting outing to High Country Theatre Company’s very first production! A Streetcar Named Desire was performed from November 21st till the 6th of December in the TAS Hoskins Centre, and it was a hit!
High Country Theatre was formed at the beginning of this year, giving creative people the opportunity to express their talents, on the stage and behind the scenes. The High Country Theatre Company decided to launch itself with one of the great plays of the 20th century, and all of Armidale was invited.
The Theatre Company’s invitation to Home Nursing Group was accepted and they went along to the matinee, with great success. They loved the excitement of the theatre, jumping out of their chairs with every bang and laughing hard at the cast’s antics. Joined on the day mostly by hoards of school children, everyone was very interested as to whether or not the glass being broken on stage was real. Surprise was met by the entire audience when they found out it was only sugar glass, “like the kind they use in the movies!”
Outings like this are conducted by Home Nursing Group all the time, as a way of promoting living at home. A Commonwealth-subsidised programme called the Home and Community Care Programme (HACC) provides services that support older people staying independent, at home and in the community. Home Nursing Group just received funding from HACC which allows for these fun excursions, maintaining their philosophy of leading a quality, vibrant life.