Bolton Clarke Inverpine celebrated the site’s 22nd Birthday on Valentine’s Day with the aged care community throwing a festive party featuring live entertainment, dance performances, special guests and amazing food.
Residents, volunteers, team members and family of the site paid tribute to over two wonderful decades of service to the Murrumba Downs community.
The site held a festive morning tea with birthday cakes, singers, dancing and speeches with 102-year-old resident Thelma Sprott and volunteer Marg Crosby proudly cutting the birthday cake.
Activities Coordinator Rekha Singh said the site’s birthday was a very special event and the residents look forward to it each year.
“It’s so wonderful for the site’s anniversary to fall on Valentine’s Day – we have double the reason to celebrate and always have a love theme for the day,” she said.
“We are so proud of this community and the people who make it. It’s always important to pause and look back at what you have achieved, we are a family here.”
One of the most remarkable things about Inverpine is there are still original staff and residents living and working on site who have been there since it opened on 14 February 1997.
In the Retirement Village, residents Bert Baker, Alec and Joan Gagino and Harold and Lyle Belcher who have been in the village the longest shared their memories of the community when it first opened.
“It was mostly farm land back then, there weren’t many people around and the village only had 40 units. Since then we have grown and so too has our family. Everyone in the village is our family and we always go out of our way to make them feel welcome and look after them,” Harold said.
Bolton Clarke Inverpine is located in Murrumba Downs and has 151 Independent Living Units, 92 Residential Aged Care beds and At Home Support Services in the community.