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After many years, around 50 former residents, Afford staff and carers gathered together to offer a fond farewell to Cherrywood Village.

Cherrywood Villages was home to a group of residents who would get involved in many activities that develops life and social skills. Many tears were shed as attendees talked about the friends they met and the staff that supported them. One resident in particular said that she had lived at Cherrywood Village for 36 years and had moved in when she was 18. Everyone said that Cherrywood Village was such a great time in their lives, yet they also were looking forward to creating new memories in their new homes.

The gathering together of former residents, Afford staff and carers was a lovely celebration of good times had by all at Cherrywood Village. The event was themed ‘An End of An Era’, as chosen by residents, with many dressing up to mark the occasion. Old and new friends enjoyed taking photos in the photo booth area and reminiscing with each other about the good times at Cherrywood Village. There was also a photo wall where staff had displayed photos from the past and present. Everyone said that the highlight of the night having everyone reminiscing on old times.

Today, the site has been transformed into Cherrywood Hub – place for people with disability from across Sydney to visit to enjoy a range of programs and activities including animal therapy, sensory gardens, art and craft, cooking and more.

We bid Cherrywood Village a fond farewell and look forward to sharing new client memories of their adventures at Cherrywood Hub.