In January we threw a party to celebrate Burn’s Night and in February we toasted Chinese New Year with a three course buffet. Shortly after that we held our second sell-out Race Night (back by popular demand) and in the last few weeks we’ve enjoyed concerts by Kitty Mazinsky and the brilliant Elvis tribute, Leigh Caseling. Our esteemed monarch’s 90th birthday presented another opportunity for a celebration and it seemed only fitting to mark the occasion with a street party.
With bunting, balloons and a special celebration chocolate bar for each person attending, residents gathered in the atrium to enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea with, of course, cake. A pianist provided the music and after a glass of punch it was time for a good old fashioned singalong, kicked off with a rousing rendition of the national anthem.
Sue Simonds, Activities Manager, who organised the event explains, “Events like this bring people together and create special, memorable days. Particularly for residents who live alone, it’s important to have opportunities to meet friends, chat and enjoy themselves. These events are right on their doorstep, so there’s no need to travel or organise anything themselves, they just come along knowing there will be someone here that they know and can spend time with. It’s lovely to see!”
Future events include a party to celebrate the village’s first birthday in May, a Family Boogie Night in late May, a residents’ choir concert in June followed by a Fathers’ Day Celebration Roast later that month.
If you’d like company, support and things to do on your doorstep, come and find out more about life at Lynwood Village here.