April 2019

The Blenders Blow Residents Away at Birthday Bash

On Saturday, St Luke’s Green celebrated its second anniversary with a concert in St Luke’s church, followed by bubbly and birthday cake in our beautiful community areas. When you look at the tight-knit community who call St Luke’s Green home, it’s hard to believe that our little village has only been open for two years. The strong friendships and community spirit that we witnessed on Saturday, prove why the village is firmly established as the most popular place for seniors in Woolloongabba.

The sun was shining as guests from the local Brisbane area arrived to join our retirement and aged care residents for a fantastic performance by The Blenders. The acoustics in the Spanish mission-style church, which sits in the centre of the village, enhanced the amazing voices of the internationally acclaimed choir who have appeared in Carnegie Hall, Australia’s Got Talent and The X Factor. 

The Blenders sang a range of Australiana songs, with many of the residents (and one of the village dogs!) choosing to sing along. After an hour of feel good songs, and a special performance by a quartet of the youngest members, the entire choir came together to sing a very special “Happy Birthday” to St Luke’s Green – this was met with a huge round of applause and smiles from everyone.

“Bricks, mortar and glass don’t just become a village, and a house doesn’t make a home - it’s the people and the life that exists here at St Luke’s Green which makes it a home. Everyone here today is what makes this village such a vibrant community, and we are so glad you could all be here to celebrate with us today,” said Ralph Warburton, CEO of Greengate.

After the concert, everyone gathered in the Dining Room for a feast of pies, cakes, macaroons, tea and champagne. Our Head Chef Paul and his fantastic team created a beautiful matcha-flavoured birthday cake, which was cut by Ralph. Residents and guests spilled out onto the Village Green to enjoy their cake in the afternoon sunshine, amongst the frangipanis and roses.

Residents, guests and the village team thoroughly enjoyed the birthday celebrations, with many making the most of the fun opportunity to enjoy a concert on their doorstep. “Isn’t it a great day? The sun is out, the music sounded amazing, and if you don’t already own a unit here then it’s a great day to buy one!” said Ralph.

St Luke’s Green has an Open House every Thursday from 10am-12pm; visitors are welcome to stop by and take a look at the available retirement apartments and surrounding community areas. To find out more about St Luke’s Green, Woolloongabba call us for a chat on 07 3129 9075 or email stlukesgreen@greengate.com.au.

Greengate would like to say a big thank you to Cheryl and Alison for organising the birthday party – not only have our two sales ladies helped make St Luke’s Green a home for many of our residents, but they also know how to throw an excellent party.