6 - 10 October 2020

RFBI’s Mental Moments Show was a livestream show broadcasted from Sydney into all 22 RFBI villages for residents, staff and families to enjoy. Running throughout Mental Health Week, 6 to 10 October 2020, the show included a number of special guests, well known performers and special messages from Australia’s Aged Care community.

As well as creating a show that our residents and staff would love, this show started the conversation on the importance of mental health in aged care and was our way of showing our appreciation for our staff and caring for the carers, who go over and above to ensure the older Australians in our care live the best life possible.

If you missed an episode, or would simply like to watch it again, you can watch all of the episodes on demand any time you like by clicking the link below.

Episode 1 – Tuesday, 6 October 2020

We’re kicked off our FREE livestreamed event with a whole lot of fun! Launching RFBI’s Mental Moments Show was our Patron and Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC and a live performance from Aussie legend, Kamahl. We also be crossed over to our Villages in Concord, Maitland, Bellingen and Lakemba.

Episode 2 – Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Day two of RFBI’s Mental Moments Show featured a dance performance by Brent Street Performing Arts, a message from Gerard Hayes from Health Services Union (HSU) about mental health, and some treats for your ears, a performance by music cinema extraordinaire, Roy Mustaca. Plus we learnt how to make a delicious Chicken Siciliana with celebrity chef, Geoff Jansz. We also be crossed directly to our team of carers in RFBI Armidale, Holt, Cessnock, Coffs Harbour and Kurri Kurri Masonic Villages to hear about some of their mental moments.

Episode 3 – Thursday, 8 October 2020

Get ready for a little magic! The third episode of our free RFBI’s Mental Moments Show featured a live show from magician and star, Sam Powers. Prepare to be surprised and amazed as Sam makes the impossible possible through his spellbinding show. Enjoy a treat for the ears thanks to a live performance from Opera House regular and Australian entertainer, Rhonda Burchmore, and get up and dance with the crew from Brent Street Performing Arts. And, to the real superstars, we crossed live to village in Bathurst, Berry, Goulburn, Raleigh Urunga and Moonbi. They had some amazing mental moments to share.

Episode 4 – Friday, 9 October 2020

Get your taste buds ready – this RFBI Mental Moments Show episode included a live-streamed cooking demonstration of delicious grilled Salmon from celebrity, Geoff Jansz. Unwind to some tunes from 60’s pop star, Normie Rowe, prepare to dance during a show from Brent Street Performing Arts and hear an important message from former Australian politician, Bronwyn Bishop AO, about mental health in aged care. And to top it all off, we crossed live to our villages in Basin View, Hawkins, Dubbo, West Wyalong and Leeton to hear some inspiring stories from our team and celebrate some big birthdays for our residents.

Episode 5 – Saturday, 10 October 2020

On this episode, join the conversation about mental health for frontline aged care workers. We started the conversation about who is looking after the carers, who have worked so hard to protect our community’s most vulnerable during testing times. You’ll hear important messages about mental health from RFBI’s CEO, Frank Price, ACSA’s CEO, Pat Sparrow and Ian Thorpe, who will be joining us live during our final episode.
For a little fun, award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and comedian, Angus Gill, will treat us to a live performance, and we welcomed back the crew from Brent Street Performing Arts for another exciting dance performance. Enjoy our final live-cross to our villages in Glen Innes, Tamworth and Lake Haven for some great music, entertainment and to celebrate some very special resident birthdays.

RFBI’s Mental Moments Show was by a number of generous people and organisations and we thank all of them for helping us start the conversation on the importance of mental health in aged care.

Thank you to Bockers & Pony, Bulgari, Christian Louboutin, Coca Cola Amatil, Fanola, Harris Farm Markets, Lindt, Moet Hennessy, Mr Roses, NeuRA, Reward Hospitality, Snowgoose and The Perfect Bedding Company.