Kallaroo residents celebrate St Ives 25th anniversary

Pam French with Jim and Pauline Hanney.
Dot Glanville was one of the original residents to move into the village in 1991.
Village manager Duncan Ridley, St Ives Retirement Living chief executive John Ford and personal assistant Fiona Connell.
Youngest resident Jane Weston and oldest resident Cliff Sexton.
Pam French with Jim and Pauline Hanney. Dot Glanville was one of the original residents to move into the village in 1991. Village manager Duncan Ridley, St Ives Retirement Living chief executive John Ford and personal assistant Fiona Connell. Youngest resident Jane Weston and oldest resident Cliff Sexton.

SOME of a Kallaroo retirement village’s first residents joined in celebrations for its 25th anniversary last month.

Staff and residents at St Ives Northshore Retirement Village attended a cocktail party to mark the milestone at its clubhouse lounge.

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About 135 people attended the function, hosted by St Ives Retirement Living, including residents, the executive management team and the village staff and partners.

Village manager Duncan Ridley welcomed the guests and gave a short history of the village, which officially opened on August 6, 1991, from the management perspective.

The village, including the two-level garden apartment building, developed over several years and completed in 1997.

Chief executive John Ford spoke about the residents of the village over the past 25 years, welcoming residents June and Eric Brooks and Dot Granville who were among the first residents to move into the village in 1991 and still live there.

Three-piece instrumental group Les Trios Amies entertained the guests.