Serving up companionship with high tea

With a scent of autumn in the air and a slight dulling of the summer’s heat, the residents of Oak Tree Warwick, together with friends, family and local community visitors, relaxed with a “Mother’s and Daughter’s High Tea” hosted by Oak Tree recently.

The event, which saw over 50 guests in attendance, was the perfect opportunity for the ladies to don their best frocks and heels and make a ‘girly day’ of it with all of the frills and vintage-style trimmings to suit the occasion.

Our guests were treated to a selection of aromatic teas and a decadent menu of all things delicate, refined and deliciously scrumptious as high tea custom would predict – all to the ambient sounds of female vocal group, Blue Violets with their blend of smooth jazz, blues and contemporary music.

Geared to celebrate the importance of family relationships, the event targeted Mothers and Daughters, and sometimes even extended families, to spend quality time together in a fun and social environment. We had the great pleasure of witnessing four generations come together for the occasion – Resident Quita enjoyed the company of her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter….along with her great grandson who was too cute to refuse entry!

IMG_8011 - quita and family IMG_8016 - quita and great grandson
Family interaction and engagement remains extremely important (if not more important) even as we age. As has been widely researched, seniors who do not remain socially active in their family or local communities often face the threats of isolation and loneliness leading to a downward spiral. This is why events, such as these, are a key focus in our business.

Like we all do, seniors need to feel engaged, connected and supported by family and friends. This is made easier in a village lifestyle situation, such as ours, where social interaction is encouraged and like-minded friends and neighbours are on hand.

Step into any of the Oak Tree Villages and there is a well-appointed community centre equipped with resources for endless activity and a floating patronage of residents always ready for a conversation and a cup of tea. Additional support is on hand from the Village Managers and a wide variety of services are accessed from within the community centre also in support of residents’ needs and social interests.

Many who have made the move to Oak Tree say that their social lives have improved since moving to our village and that the friends they have made helped them to feel happier and more fulfilled. It is for this reason we are passionate about encouraging companionship through fun and memorable events such as this high tea, with many more events yet to come.

If you would like to attend one of our events, or to take a look around our village, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Mary on 1300 367 155 for all the details.