03 February 2017   

5 min read
The residents of Affinity Village celebrate their first Market Day

When people think of a retirement village event, many people assume a small fete full of homemade doilies or tea cosies. The residents of Stockland Affinity Village in the fast-growing suburb of Baldivis decided they wanted to try something a little different.

Looking around at what was popular, the residents decided on a market day which has become increasingly popular in recent times. Bringing a little inner city hipster to Baldivis, the inaugural Affinity Village Market Day started to take shape.

Affinity Village resident and market day coordinator, Jenny Long worked with her fellow residents to come up with a range of stalls to showcase their wares on the day. There were art and crafts, pot plants, patchwork and woodwork items on sale with residents serving a delicious Devonshire tea and sausage sizzle.

“I was proud to see so many of our residents participate in the market day. The atmosphere on the day was fantastic”, said Jenny.

It wasn’t just the residents getting in on the act – the Stockland team at Affinity Village all rolled up their sleeves and pitched in on the day.

“It was great to see Donna, Matt and Julie lend a hand and also show visitors our lovely homes”, adds Jenny.

Market day saw hundreds of visitors flock to the village, ensuring a wonderful success for the stall holders and the village. The market is now set to become a fixture on the Baldivis calendar and things look like they are only going to get bigger.

And aside from the financial success of the day, it created a fantastic opportunity for the residents to work together on a fun project, providing a real sense of community, one of the many benefits of living in a retirement village.

Jenny agrees and concludes with “We have a great village here, with great staff and wonderful residents.”

Look out for the next Stockland Affinity Village Market Day on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

You don’t have to wait for an event to visit the village. The sales office is open 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday or freecall 1800 72 71 70 to book an appointment.

"I was proud to see so many of our residents participate in the market day. The atmosphere on the day was fantastic." - Jenny, Affinity Village Resident & Market Day Coordinator