Village People Live Longer!

Special club welcomes more members into the fold

It was a wintry afternoon when residents of the Menora Gardens and Pearson Retirement Villages welcomed the latest group of 6 members into the 90s Club. These new inductees have, or will, reach 90 years of age during 2016. Members of the club have an age span between 90 and 99 years, which means there is 3,044 years of knowledge, wisdom and good humour within its ranks. These independent living residents are definitely proof of the Club’s motto: “living longer and living stronger”.

A celebration was held in the Village Garden Restaurant, over champagne and high tea. Each inductee was presented with a special gold name badge which will forever identify them as part of this remarkable group of residents. The latest members are Ron Webb and Laura Williams (Pearson Village) and June Doddermead, John Kohn, Ivan Bercove and Ruth Medalia (Menora Gardens).

90’s Club 2016

90’s Club 2016

Amid much laughter and chatter, Village Manager Kaye Ireland kicked off the festivities with a look back at 1926. Did you know that in 1926 the population of Australia was 6,056,360? Or that David Attenborough, Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe were born? The gathering was tested on its knowledge of local events and personalities. Who was the reigning Monarch in 1926? (King George V), Governor-General? (Henry William), Prime Minister? (Stanley Bruce), WA Premier? (Phillip Collier)

The Canberra Times was published, the nation had its first Miss Australia finalist (Helen Wayth), Ballerina Anna Pavlova was on tour, Melbourne defeated Collingwood to become VFL Premiers, Spearfelt won the Melbourne Cup and New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield. July floods resulted in the Upper Swan Bridge and a section of the Fremantle Railway Bridge being washed away.  The Fremantle bridge partially collapsed on 22 July, five minutes after a train containing schoolchildren had passed over! Thankfully no one was injured in the collapse, however it created major disruption to commerce for several months.

Finally came the cutting of the birthday cake, bringing to a close a wonderful afternoon full of joy and camaraderie shared with inspiring people. The Village wishes to thank all the people that made the event possible, including the generous support of Ray Coffin and Mike Devenson from Programmed Property Services and the Residents’ Committee for all their hard work.

Contact Kaye Ireland
16 Freedman Road, MENORA
Ph: 9370 0200

‘90’s Couples’ Leon & Bella Zeitlin, Ivan & Ethel Bercove & George & Dorothy Rickson

‘90’s Couples’ Leon & Bella Zeitlin, Ivan & Ethel Bercove & George & Dorothy Rickson

Did You Know?

RSL Care WA offer retirement village living to over 55’s.

Located in Menora, Mandurah, Geraldton and Jurien Bay. Residential Aged Care in Menora and Mandurah and Community Care options.

Menora Gardens Village runs a fully licensed restaurant which is open to the public for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 12.00 – 2.30pm, every Friday night for fish and chips 6.00 – 9.00pm and a buffet dinner every fortnight on Wednesday evening. Bookings are essential.

The restaurant is also available to host special functions – high teas have become a speciality for people celebrating a milestone birthday or special occasion.

16 Freedman Road, MENORA 

Ph: 9370 0200

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