It’s not every day an award-winning musician performs a private concert for you in your living room.
But residents of Cedarbrook, and their family members, have been treated to a special acoustic performance by Western Australian country musician Jonny Taylor.
The Australian Idol and Toyota Star Maker finalist, who has also featured on Australia’s Got Talent, popped in to the new aged-care community at Mudgeeraba during his east-coast tour.
Jonny sang tunes from his new album Dig Deep and cover versions of popular songs by the likes of Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash.
He also chatted to residents about life in his tiny rural home town Dumbleyung – population 200 – and performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival as well as touring with Australian country music icon James Blundell.
Cedarbrook Residential Manager Kathy Nicholls says the residents were excited Jonny, who drove more than 4000km for his tour of Australia’s east coast, gave them an exclusive gig.
“At Cedarbrook we often have musicians perform for residents but we’ve never had a singer from as far away as Western Australia visit us. The residents were grateful Jonny travelled so far to perform for them and have photos taken,” she says.
Kathy says entertainment and leisure options at Cedarbrook range from live music and art classes, to intergenerational play with local playgroups, all designed to enhance residents’ wellbeing.
With a country feel and state-of-the-art hotel-style amenities, Cedarbrook is the Gold Coast’s newest aged-care community and the first in Australia to incorporate a working horse and cattle farm.
Each of Cedarbrook’s three floors has a kitchen hub and dining lounge, with delicious meals and delectable sweet treats created by an on-site chef.
“At meal time the residents can sit down with their loved ones to eat. And they like that the Cedarbrook staff are so caring and compassionate,” Kathy says.
Find out more about Cedarbrook by phoning 07 3550 3783.