Long Island Retirement Village first opened its doors in 1987. 30 years later we celebrated its anniversary with a CARE Foundation Family Day event held on Sunday the 15th of October.
Almost 400 residents, family and friends enjoyed the festivities with in some cases, four generations of family members in attendance. Original resident Maud Brown, who has called Unit 24 home for the past 30 years, delighted guests with a heart-warming speech before fittingly cutting the cake.
Guests also admired a memories table overflowing with photos from the village’s rich history, pausing to reflect on village life over the past three decades.
Kid-friendly attractions included a petting zoo, face painting, craft, fire truck, and a treasure hunt and for the young-at-heart, Bowls Australia masterclasses and friendly competition.
A day filled with good food, loved ones and laughter, it’s safe to say that our anniversary event was a success, reminding residents how lucky they are to call Long Island home.