Village residents celebrate Australia Day
Peninsula Village residents displayed their patriotism on January 26 by celebrating with an Australia Day concert and games.
Residents at both Peninsula Village and Cooinda Village started their day with various indoor and outdoor Australia Day games before 60 residents embarked on the annual thong throwing competition.
The dedicated lifestyle team at Peninsula Villages is renowned for its weekly activity programs that focus on mobility activities as well as social, cultural and arts programs.
Regular activities at the Village include indoor bowls, group exercises, technology classes, crafts and colouring, music concerts as well as regular off site excursions and trips.
"Physical activities for residents keep their minds and bodies active and healthy and these regular social gatherings are integral to maintain the strong community and social ties at the Village," said chief executive officer Mr Shane Neaves.
"The residents always look forward to national celebrations like Australia Day, as it is a day for the whole village to get together so residents can celebrate their own history and experiences of living in our beautiful country.
"Our residents all have long, rich histories.
"They are also so proud of their country and are keen to come together and celebrate it by partaking in an Australian tradition.
"It was really wonderful to see our residents get in the Australian spirit, which of course involves a little rivalry with our annual Thong Throwing competition.
"There are some really talented throwers that surprised our team."
After a morning of games and activities, the residents at Peninsula Village watched an Australia Day concert which featured the band Los Bonkers.
Media release, 27 Jan 2017
Alison Lorren, Brilliant Logic