Members of the Pontian Association of NSW ‘Panagia Soumela’ visited St Basil’s in Lakemba, Sydney on April 7 ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter.
During their stay at the nursing home, Panagia Soumela members talked to the elderly residents and exchanged wishes for Easter. They also distributed gifts which consisted of dyed red eggs, koulourakia and chocolate Easter eggs.
The food was prepared by the senior female members of the Association at their club hall in Hurlstone Park.
The elderly residents at St Basil’s accepted their gifts with huge smiles and thanked the Association’s members for visiting them.
The Association’s members promised to carry out similar activities in the near future as they are important to provide a sense of connection to the elderly in nursing homes.
St Basil’s also thanked Panagia Soumela for their initiative and expressed a desire to work together with the Association to organise a similar event in the future.