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New hair salon a social hub for residents

Age is no barrier when it comes to the relationship between a woman and her hairdresser. We confide in them, value their opinions and trust to them with some of our most dramatic makeovers.

Ruth La Rocca is no exception. She is the in-house hairdresser at TriCare Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence and says it is a most rewarding and satisfying job she has ever had.

Mrs La Rocca said she fell into her job at TriCare Cypress Gardens.

“In fact, I considered taking an ‘early retirement’ when my daughter was 2 years old, but I loved the work and my clients so much that I stayed. That was 32 years ago!” said Mrs La Rocca.

TriCare Cypress Gardens has recently opened a new salon in its new state-of-the-art wing, providing clients with everything they need in pampering – perms, blow waves, cuts and colours.

TriCare Cypress Gardens Manager, Judy Carter, says the fit out and styling of the new salon is equal to some of the best on the Gold Coast, and Ruth’s care and dedication to the residents is unsurpassed.

“Ruth is a much loved staff member here and the level of service and care she shows to our residents is beyond compare.

Hair salons are vital in an aged care residence. In addition to providing a necessary service to clients, they are a social hub. There is a real buzz every Wednesday when Ruth is on duty,” said Mrs Carter.

The new salon has given Mrs La Rocca a new lease of life as well.

“I did considered retiring –again – but with the opening of the gorgeous new salon I think I have a few more years in me yet!” said Mrs La Rocca.

Expressions of interest and private tours can be arranged. (07) 5554 7383

Five star dining at TriCare Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence

Freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals are the order of the day at TriCare Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence.

With a focus on relaxed dining, residents can enjoy delicious meals prepared on-site served in one of the four sunlit dining rooms, private function space or in the comfort of their own room.

Chef Manager, Russell Middleton, is at the helm of the TriCare Cypress Gardens Aged Care’s new state-of-the-art kitchen and is responsible for overseeing menu design and meal preparation to meet resident’s dietary needs.

“It is exciting to go into a brand new kitchen, specially designed with fantastic equipment and a great team and have the ability to create fresh, well presented, nutritious meals for our residents.

“Meal times are an enjoyable part of the day.  We are dedicated to providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between as fresh and delicious as possible,” said Mr Middleton.

The existing dining rooms are currently undergoing refurbishment to create a lighter and more inviting area to dine, while the two dining rooms in the new wing offer open, light and expansive vista’s for diners.

In addition to the four dining areas, residents and their guests can enjoy the new café downstairs near the newly opened hair salon which will offer coffee and snacks in a sunlit environment with garden views.

Adjacent to the TriCare Cypress Gardens Retirement Community, TriCare will shortly unveil 73 new state-of-the-art private aged care suites at its Cypress Gardens Aged Care Residence.

Expressions of interest and private tours can be arranged by calling the free, no obligation Care Placement Service on (07) 5554 7383