Alino Living held its inaugural Christmas market on Monday, 11 December 2023, bringing festive cheer and a vibrant atmosphere to residents and the broader community. The event, held at Adelene Village in Wyoming, was open to residents of Alino Living’s four residential aged care facilities and one independent living community, as well as the general public.
The market provided a unique and enjoyable opportunity for residents and community members to shop for Christmas gifts and goodies without the need to visit a busy shopping centre. It also offered a platform for talented residents and community members to showcase their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
Hand-sewn and hand-embroidered items, children’s dress-up costumes, jewellery, skin care, candles, cards, toys, books, sweet treats and chutneys were among the items available for purchase.
The festive atmosphere was further enhanced by live music entertaining the crowd with a mix of Christmas songs and other popular tunes.
“The Alino Living Christmas Market was a wonderful success,” said Sally Linnen, Admissions and Marketing Manager at Alino Living. “It was a fantastic opportunity for our residents and the wider community to come together in the spirit of Christmas, enjoy some festive cheer and support local talent. We are so grateful to everyone who participated and helped make the event such a success.”
The market was a testament to the strong community spirit that exists within Alino Living. Residents from all of the organisation’s communities – Adelene Village, Rumbalara House, Killarney Court, Lake Haven Court and Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel – came together to enjoy the festivities.
“It’s wonderful to see our residents come together like this,” said Sally. “The Alino Living community is like a big family, and it’s so important to have opportunities to connect with each other and celebrate special occasions together.”
The Alino Living Christmas Market was a successful event that brought joy and festive spirit to the Adelene Village. It provided a valuable opportunity for residents and the wider community to connect, celebrate and support each other in the spirit of Christmas.