Arcare residents celebrate Mardi Gras

Residents at for-profit aged care provider Arcare Parkwood have dressed up to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Residents at for-profit aged care provider Arcare Parkwood have dressed up to celebrate Mardi Gras.

The celebration, which is the home’s seconmad Mardi Gras event, involved a two hour performance from Arcare Parkwood team member and experienced drag queen Phil Cunningham and his friends Rodney Green and Robert Kirk.

Their stage names are Muffy Marshall (Mr Cunningham), Emerald Stone (Mr Green) and Tara Raboomdea (Mr Kirk).

There was also a Mardi Gras trivia at halftime.

Mr Cunningham said the event aimed to bring fun and joy to residents.

“This is the first time they’ve actually had any entertainment since COVID started, so we really thought they deserved a lot of colour, song and music,” Mr Cunningham said.

Residents also got involved in a best dressed competition, with Mary Johnson being crowned the winner.

The facility was decorated with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender diverse and Intersex flags and lots of colour.

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Main image: Residents Norma Edmonds, Elva Paterson, and Doris Brown at the Mardi Gras event.

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