March 2017

Celebrating Seniors Week

Last Wednesday we celebrated Seniors Week with our residents at St Brigid’s Green. As our way of giving back to the wonderful seniors that make the St Brigid’s Green community special, we hosted an Afternoon Tea on the Village Green. Residents arrived on the Green and were treated to food, entertainment, and some fantastic speeches. 

Allan, our Head Chef, catered for the day and did a fantastic job at putting together a wonderful array of finger food. From mini wraps, to prawn and noodle salad boxes, dumplings, and cakes, there was something for everyone to enjoy (with some of us probably enjoying too much — this writer couldn’t say ‘no’ to eating ten fish cakes). Residents also had a choice of drinks from tea and coffee, to juice, wine, beer and a fruity Pimms cocktail. A big thank you to Allan, Ma Chona and the team for catering and serving the event. 
 
We had a musician sing for us, and residents enjoyed the laid-back songs and guitar playing while they mingled. Then came the real show stoppers: we were lucky enough to listen to three of our residents give speeches. We got to hear what life in our Retirement Village is like from a residents’ perspective, and were glad to hear about what a positive experience it has been. During the speeches we took the time to reflect on what has changed over the years. There was a lot of reminiscing, and even more laughs, as everyone at the Afternoon Tea stopped and truly appreciated what it means to be a senior in Australia. We really appreciated hearing from our residents, and it was such a nice touch to the event. 
 
The Seniors Week party was a lovely afternoon, and all of us here at Greengate and St Brigid’s Green are looking forward to making it an annual event for celebrating the seniors in our community. If you would like to know more about St Brigid’s Green, or any of Greengate’s Integrated Care Villages, please call us today on 02 9256 5600 or email us at info@greengate.com.au