At Mercy Community Services (MCS) we don’t need a reason to celebrate! Although it helps to have a special occasion or theme like Easter, St Patrick’s Day, Anzac Day, Australia Day, Melbourne Cup or Christmas. On these big occasions the community tends to come together to celebrate and the nice thing is that everyone gets involved.
And then there are the occassional special events like the Commonwealth Games. This event unleashes the competitive side in all of us! There is great rivalry (and much cheating) as we come together in the spirit of camaraderie. The games might be modified but don’t think it’s easy.
Family occasions and personal milestones are also a great reason to celebrate. We have had many 100th birthdays – so we know how to have a posh affair but can equally have something low key for those who don’t wish to disclose their age.
Each facility has a space where family and friends can gather to enjoy a private celebration or there are barbecue areas and beautiful gardens, so the kids and the dog can come along too.