The Mornington Retirement Village held it’s annual Open Day this weekend with all the fanfare that precedes an exciting event like this.
RPP FM’s Sugar & Spice program with Bob Phillips minus his beautiful wife Judy Banks-Phillips who was absent due to illness, treated his vast listening audience to a live broadcast on the Village lawns beside the lake with RPP FM breakfast host Debra Mar.
Bob and Debra spun off a couple of yarns, adding ‘fun at the fare’ with the introduction of Angie, the local mermaid who livened up the broadcast.
As the morning progressed, Bob and Debra interviewed residents and characters who live at The Mornington which included Jan Morris, Residents Association Committee President, the lovely Elaine who has the reputation of making the best home made chocolates, (usually laced with a cocktail of alcohol) made some of her ‘delights’ for the market stalls on the Open Day and The Village Manager, Joe Ziino.
Joe said, “We have a great group of people who work together to make retirement at The Mornington a wonderful place. With the refurbishment of the Clubhouse, communal and function areas including, Seabird Restaurant, coffee and bar lounge, library and computer room areas going ahead soon, will make residents even more relaxed and feel at home.”
He described The Mornington as a ‘community within a community’ where the residents have the space and freedom to do what ever they wish adding, “The services we provide help make residents feel safe and secure. They have access to a Registered Division 1 Nurse 24 hours, pharmacy deliveries, podiatry and massage services.”
From a social view, Jan explained the activities at The Mornington offers many choices including days out, shopping trips, Pleasant Sunday Afternoon get-togethers and weekly movie nights. To keep residents active there is a lawn bowls green, croquet lawns, billlards, table tennis and regular exercise activities. “We even invite live bands to perform regularly which brings a lot of joy,” Jan added.
At the Mornington Open Day, everyone enjoyed a Devonshire tea, a sausage sizzle and the Dolly Sisters who performed to a large crowd. The market stall offered jam preserves, plants and bric-a-brac. There was a raffle with the first prize being an iPad and second prize, a coffee making machine.
Spread across 27 acres with some 222 free standing units, The Mornington prides itself on a ‘resident focused’ environment that empowers people to live independently with the support of an ongoing vibrant lifestyle.
Call Joe Ziino on 5970 5500 for details and organize a tour.
Meet you at:
The Mornington Retirement Village
150 Mornington-Tyabb Road
To view the photo gallery Rab, our photographer posted visit https://www.facebook.com/RPPFM
And don’t forget to listen to Sugar & Spice with Bob & Judy every Thursday 9-11am and Bob on his Late, Late Brekky Show Sundays 9-11am.
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Photographer Rab Siddhi
Written by: Debra Mar