Welcoming our newest Centenarian Club members in Brisbane
Nine Brisbane centenarians were honoured when Bolton Clarke hosted its second annual Centenarian Club morning tea at Brisbane City Hall on Tuesday, 2 October.
The event coincided with International Day of the Older Person celebrations on 1 October.
Special guests included returning club members Elma, 105, from Bolton Clarke’s Treetops residential aged care community at New Farm and Thelma, 102, from Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine residential aged care community at Murrumba Downs.
Eileen, who will celebrate her 103rd birthday on Saturday, 6 October at Inverpine, also attended.
Bolton Clarke Chairman Pat McIntosh and Brisbane City Council Chairman of Council, Councillor Angela Owen, welcomed new members and presented them with a book of historic images of Brisbane and surrounding areas.
“Bolton Clarke launched the Centenarian Club last year to create new opportunities to honour and record the lives of our clients and residents, build their relationships with their communities and each other and reinforce their sense of identity and continuation of their story,” Mr McIntosh said.
“We’ve been pleased this year to welcome more than 20 new centenarians among our south-east Queensland clients and residents, and many more across Australia.
“It is our privilege to support these people, whether they are living at home or in our residential or retirement communities.”