The Point Cook team initially had to reschedule Ian’s birthday party due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, it turned out to be timed perfectly and gave the residents a chance to connect before another lockdown was announced.
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“The party will remain a memorable day for not only birthday boy Ian but also for all the residents who attended the BBQ lunch, especially my client Laura,” said Lifestyle Assistant, Bill Singh.
Laura is a resident from Dryandra Supported Accommodation who was over the moon to be invited to Ian’s party. She was even excited for the 90-minute drive to his house and the opportunity to mingle and make new friends.
“The excitement for Laura started two days earlier as she counted down every day. When the day arrived, she was in a very cheerful mood and was laughing loudly. Laura loved the abundance of good food laid out for the celebrations,” continued Bill.
The residents were able to share cake and smiles throughout the day while rekindling old friendships and making new ones.
“Carol from Gaia Respite was excited to see long-time friend Ian again and enjoyed being out of the house after the last lock down,” said Lifestyle Assistant, Winnie Davis.
“Everyone was excited to see Ian and have a look around his beautiful new digs at Point Cook. We want to say a big thank you to Breana and the team for inviting us all to join in with the festivities. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to do it again,” said Gaia Respite Team Leader, Cin Tremblay.
Ian’s journey with Afford began in January when he joined short term accommodation while waiting for the Point Cook home to be ready. By April, he was settled in and has made a lasting impression on the friends he has made.