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Progressive dinner a great success at James Ommaney Retirement Community

Boutique retirement village, TriCare James Ommaney Retirement Community recently held a progressive dinner for its resident as part of its ever-growing social calendar.

The successful event was funded by the Village’s social committee making it a free event for all who attended.

Residents Mardi Baker, Heather Duce, Don Dayananda and Patrick Sherlock co-ordinated the dinner meeting regularly to discuss the menu, venues and the logistics of running a function on this scale.

In true progressive dinner style, guests moved through the foyer for entrees and drinks, up to the dining room for the main course then down to the activities room for dessert and port.

Resident Theresia Fischer said she enjoyed the inclusiveness of the evening and talking to different residents.

“It brought back fond memories of going to similar dinners run by local churches and clubs, it was so lovely to see everyone catching up and having a good time,” she said.

Not wanting to miss out on the fun, TriCare staff members attended as guests at the request of residents to show their genuine appreciation of the care and assistance they receive from them on a daily basis.

TriCare James Ommaney holds a variety of social occasions including a morning tea the first Monday of every month to celebrate residents’ birthday. Fresh cream sponges washed down with tea and coffee is a great way to celebrate another year.

The morning teas are so well attended that resident Wendy Stuart organised to hold a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea on the same day last month.

“There were cakes and scones added to produce a fantastic morning tea which raised in excess of $500 for the Cancer Council,” said Mrs Stuart.