Residents at Braemar Cooinda cast off on a nostalgic journey this month, when a maritime historian and internationally published author presents 'A Photographic History of Orient Line' as part of Braemar’s enrichment program.
Chris Frame, who has co-authored over a dozen books about maritime history and modern cruise ships, will focus on the Orient Line, which plied the route between England and Australia for over 100 years.
Mr Frame said he was excited to share the Orient Line story with residents, given Orient Line’s long connection to Perth.
“Some of Braemar’s facilities are located quite close to the Port of Fremantle. Fremantle was a major port during the Golden Years of the Ocean Liner and Orient Line’s fleet of ships called here regularly,” Mr Frame says.
As several ex-seafarers call Braemar home the event is highly anticipated, with Mr. Frame adding: “I am told many residents and their family members have shown a keen interest in the history of Orient Line, having witnessed these great ocean liners visiting Australia for many decades.”
Chief Executive of Braemar Presbyterian Care, Wayne Belcher, said Braemar has a long standing commitment to providing residents with an engaging and active enrichment program. .
“Since 1952, Braemar has facilitated this relationship-centred approach to care, in support of the elderly in Perth, and when our residents told us they were keen to access guest speakers, we got to work securing entertainers that range from maritime historians to musicians, choirs to cooking experts.”
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