On October 15th Anthony Wilding Retirement Village held yet another successful International Cultural Day. Residents were entertained by a wide variety of exceptional artists from Irish poet Sean Joyce to a culturally diverse range of vocalists; including a skillfully executed performance by an Indonesian dancer. Thirty children from the Halswell primary school filled the rooms of the Wimbledon and Canterbury lounges, where they performed Kapa Haka, bringing delight to all those who listened, and Caregiver Jenny Lucas impressed us with an exotic and mesmerizing Belly dance.
Residents were presented with a banquet of sumptuous cheese platters laden with fruits, pickles and pate; followed with an assortment of delectable, dainty pastries, all prepared by our wonderful kitchen team. Staff joined in by dressing in an array of colourful outfits that reflected their cultural backgrounds; Indian gowns sparkled with gold and silver, along with wispy hula skirts and tartan pants which set the scene for the event. This was much appreciated by all the residents. The events of the day closed with joy and laughter, as well as appreciation and recognition, which was shown to all those who made the day possible.