Aged care open day

Warrigal resident Tony Morrison and physio aid Steve Olson show off the facilities and activities at Warrigal's Albion Park Rail residence. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Warrigal resident Tony Morrison and physio aid Steve Olson show off the facilities and activities at Warrigal's Albion Park Rail residence. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

AGED care provider Warrigal will throw open the doors of its Albion Park Rail facility on Friday as part of a national open day.

For the first time Warrigal will join aged care providers from across the country to participate in the Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) aged care open day.

An annual event, the open day celebrates aged care services and aims to build better relationships between communities and aged care providers.

"This is a great way to showcase the excellent services on offer and the fantastic work that goes on at Warrigal," Warrigal chief executive Mark Sewell said.

"Some people still have misconceptions about aged care services, so we are keen to dispel any myths that are out there and for people to come and have a look around."

Amber Denniss, a physiotherapist at the Warrigal Albion Park Rail aged care facility, believes people coming along to the open day will be in for quite a surprise.

"I think it will be an eye-opener for people when they see the facilities that are here and what happens here," she said.

"I think people do have a view of nursing homes being a bit dingy, but there's some amazing facilities here, we've got things like a gymnasium and that sort of thing where the residents come and be active and enjoy themselves."

The open day will run from 10am to 2pm on Friday at the Warrigal facility, at 2 Pine Street, Albion Park Rail.

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