Celebrating community connections at VIP lunch

Sonia Lim 3 May 2024
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RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village recently had the honour of hosting a VIP luncheon at the Goulburn Soldiers Club, marking a significant moment as the largest interfacility gathering since the Covid lockdowns of 2020.

With 46 attendees from various aged care facilities and community organisations, the event was a testament to the power of community connections and collaboration across the aged care sector.

Invitations were extended to esteemed guests from the Goulburn Community Centre, as well as representatives from Warrigal and Tenison Aged Care Facilities. Everyone gathered for a delightful luncheon featuring tea, coffee, sandwiches, and assorted desserts catered by Poppy’s Cafe.

The event received tremendous support from local dignitaries and community leaders, including Goulburn Mayor Peter Walker, who engaged attendees in discussions about local events, projects, and community initiatives. Maree Stapleton from McKell GP and Specialist Clinic, local Rotarian Carol James, and Monique Hayes from Goulburn Library also graced the occasion, offering invaluable support and insights on intergenerational programs and community engagement.

The spirit of generosity and camaraderie was further exemplified by the contributions of local community members Collette and Geoff Beaston, who donated puzzles for a fun challenge set for the day. Each facility was tasked with completing a 1000-piece puzzle, fostering teamwork and unity among residents, staff, visitors, and family members. The first group to finish was awarded a hamper donated by RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village.

The VIP luncheon was not only a celebration of community connections but also a reaffirmation of RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village’s commitment to fostering meaningful relationships and collaborative partnerships within the community.

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