From garish oversized Hawaiian shirts to gaudy patterned numbers, residents and staff at Braemar Presbyterian Care will be donning their most flamboyant outfits as part of Loud Shirt Day on Thursday 17 October.
Loud Shirt Day is a fundraising campaign which supports early intervention programs run by speech and hearing centres across Australia, to help children who are deaf or who have hearing impairments.
Residents and staff alike at both Braemar House and Braemar Village are gearing up to dig out some shocker shirts for the occasion, whilst putting the fun into fundraising to support the good cause.
The seniors are also set to enjoy a cuppa over an afternoon tea fashion show, while judging their favourite ‘loud’ outfits of the day, in what could be called the antithesis to ‘fashions on the field’.
Lyn Cattell, Chief Operating Officer at Braemar said Loud Shirt Day was a chance for residents and staff to come together to get vocal about their support for Australian children with deafness or hearing impairments.
“From pinstripes and polka dots to chevron and checkers, our residents are getting ready to raise the roof with our decibel-smashing loud shirts,” she said.
“Our residents love the chance to dress up, or dress down in this instance, and have a laugh while contributing in a meaningful way to good causes within the wider community.
“At Braemar, we also feel it’s important for seniors to continue to feel that they can have a meaningful impact on the lives of those around them, and Loud Shirt Day is a fantastic way for our residents to do just that.”
Since 1952, Braemar Presbyterian Care has been offering care and friendship to the elderly in Western Australia. Braemar currently operates three residential care facilities, providing care and supportto over 200 people. Braemar Care’s philosophy is one of Relationship Centred Care, which supports the relationships that exist and develop between staff, volunteers, residents and their families.