Festive Filipinos celebrate

CHRISTMAS CHEER: Filipino aged care nurses will join the festivities at Morayfield.
CHRISTMAS CHEER: Filipino aged care nurses will join the festivities at Morayfield. Kyle Zenchyson

CHRISTMAS may be different in the Philippines but the Caboolture Filipino community still has something to celebrate thanks to the Multicultural Association of Caboolture and Surrounds.

MACS is collaborating with Aplos Kalinga, a group of Filipino nurses in aged care, to provide a festive taste of home at the Morayfield Community Hall.

RSL Care Fernhill clinical manager Bien Stirling said she approached MACS with the idea so they could educate the Filipino community about home care and respite.

"We just thought we need to start something for the Filipino community where they have easy access to information regarding community care, multiple aged care and disability," she said.

Community care providers Carers Queensland, CURA Health, Diversicare and Enhance Care are sponsoring the event and speaking to attendees about aged care and disability services.

Christmas in the Philippines has already begun with celebrations beginning in September and finishing on the first Sunday of January.

Traditional Filipino dishes such as chicken afritada, pork adobo and puto rice cakes will be offered as part of the free morning tea and light lunch.

Christmas carols and Filipino songs will be performed as part of the live entertainment at the celebration.

Anyone from the local Filipino community and their family members are welcome to attend at the supper room of the Morayfield Community Hall from 10am and 2pm Saturday November 21.

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