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A little bit of "Mid-Winter Magic"

 
Recently the Alandale Singers delighted an audience of Alandale residents, friends and family with songs and music.   There was also a special performance from our resident band.

Everyone that attends, always enjoys the concerts that are put on by the Alandale Singers.

We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of singers and team who organise it all.
 

 
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Resident, Sue Curran, selected for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

 
Congratulations to Alandale Resident, Sue Curran!  Sue has been selected to represent New Zealand once again in Lawn Bowls.

Sue, along with her director, Bronwyn Milne will be competing in the mixed pairs  B2-B3 discipline alongside Deane Robertson and his director, Kevin Smith.

This is Sue’s third Commonwealth Games  as a Paralympian athlete and it is a fantastic achievement.  

We wish Sue every success in her event at Birmingham and we look forward to hearing all about her trip and medal success (hopefully) when she returns.   

GO SUE!!!  The Alandale Community is fully supporting you!
 
 
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Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

 
Wishing to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne, the Social Committee put on a special afternoon tea with a toast to Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her remarkable achievement.

Everyone was encouraged to attend in their finest royal attire or in red/white and blue.   There were prizes for the best dressed.

It looks like alot of fun was had and it was wonderful to see the jewels, fur coats, scarves, tiaras, suits and hats come out of the wardrobes.   Along with the few corgis that were in attendance.

A fun afternoon to celebrate our head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.

 
 

 
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Celebrating our Over 90's

 
Celebrating our Over 90's is an annual event here at Alandale and one we take such pride and care in putting on.

Each resident, 90 years and older, is invited to attend with a buddy to a special afternoon tea celebration with entertainment.  This event is hosted by our Social Committee.

This year's entertainment was a group of singers from within Alandale who sang old-time songs/tunes which these special residents were all familiar with.

A lovely afternoon enjoyed by all.
 
 

 
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There's a new gang in town!

Watch out everyone, there's a new gang in town!  Yes, the 'Scooterites' are a group of Alandale residents who like to get out and about on their mobility scooters.  

Their picnics and outings are proving very popular, always followed by afternoon tea and are enjoyed by those who attend.
 

 
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St Patrick's Day Celebration

With the luck of the Irish, we were blessed with beautiful weather on St Patrick's day so some of the residents of Alandale celebrated with a Picnic Dinner on our picturesque Riverside Patio.   Dress in theme was the order of the day, and having fun was compulsory.  Entertainment was provided by Alandale's own resident band!

An evening filled with good spirits, lots of laughs, good good and great company.
 

 
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Garden Ramble 2022

In light of last year's successful Garden Ramble, a group of our residents went on another one this summer.

In the glorious sunshine they meandered their way around our Village gardens.  Stopping and chatting along the way,  admiring the flowers and the bold beautiful colours of the the summer season and finishing with a cuppa in in the Clubhouse.
 

 
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Picnic on the Riverside - New Years Day 2022

Why not start the beginning of a new year, celebrating in style on our Riverside Patio at a BYO Picnic with your Alandale friends and neighbours.

Wonderful warm weather and company means the start to a wonderful year!  Here's to 2022!!!!

 
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Mini Christmas Parade

 
Singing trio, Fusion and friends, wanted to spread some Christmas Cheer this year and Alandale was one of the lucky Retirement Villages they visited.

The Mini Christmas Parade of classic cars was well as the Christmas singing was enjoyed by the many residents who caught a glimpse as the parade travelled through the village.

 
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Village Christmas Lunch 2021

 
This year's Village Christmas Function was like no other one before!   This year it was a Christmas Lunch Picnic which was enjoyed by everyone.

Over 90 meals were delivered and a further 85 were served on a tray to those who attended the picnic style lunch.

The lunch was delicious and everyone enjoyed the chance to gather and celebrate with friends and neighbours.

 
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Mr Whippy visits Alandale

 
On a hot summery afternoon there was great delight when the very familiar iconic Mr Whippy tune was heard in Alandale!

Yes, not only did Mr Whippy bring the ice-creams to the Village but also a tremendous amount of joy during lockdown which lifted the spirits and tastebuds of all the residents.

 
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Great Work Alandale!

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Springtime 2021 in Alandale

 
One of the most magnificent times in Alandale is Springtime.

The Village just comes alive with so much vibrancy and colour that its just spectacular.

"In all things nature there is something of the marvellous." Aristotle


 

 
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Lockdown 2021 

 
On Tuesday 17 August at 11.59pm, Alandale went into Level 4 Lockdown with the rest of New Zealand.

We enjoyed a couple of weeks of Level 2 freedom after Level 4 but that was very shortlived.  

On Sunday 3 October at 11.59pm, Alandale went into Level 3 with parts of the Waikato.

"Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient." Steve Maraboli


 

 
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Alandale Craft Group's Sale & Display Day

 
Early in August the Alandale Craft Group held a Sale & Display Day. 

This event is an opportunity for the members of this group, and invited guests, to showcase their talent and display items they create with love.

This year's Sale & Display Day was a huge success with many people through the doors.   

Make sure you attend next year!
 

 
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'A Winter Warmer' Concert

 
One Sunday, late July, the Alandale Singers put on another great concert to entertain and bring joy to the residents of Alandale.

Looking very smart indeed, the Choir, led by Judy, sung some of their favourite songs. 

The concert lifted the spirits of the residents and warmed up the winter month of July.

How fortunate we are here at Alandale to have such a talented group of singers in our choir!
 

 
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Donations to "Give a Kid a Blanket" Charity

 
The residents of Alandale kindly and very generously donated a number of blankets, bedding and pyjamas to the local Charity "Give a Kid a Blanket".   

Kylie O'Rouke who collects and distributes the items for the Charity was overwhelmed by the response and was extremely grateful.   

There was 3 bulk collections from Alandale for this Charity  with all items going to homes where they were desperately needed and appreciated.  Well done to the Residents of Alandale!!!    
 
 
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"Over 90's" Celebration

 
Celebrating our residents who are 90 years and older is an annual event here at Alandale.  An event we take great pride in providing and making special for these fabulous residents.

The special guests of the day are accompanied by a buddy and are greeted as they arrive.   A photo is taken to commemorate the occasion and they are presented with a special gift as well.

This year's entertainment was Magician Trevor Sills who delighted the crowd with his magic and tricks.

A delicious afternoon tea followed was served by the Social Committee.

A very special occasion and enjoyed by many.



 

 
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"Pink Ribbon" Village Coffee Morning

 
As May was "Pink Ribbon" month, our monthly Village Coffee Morning was a special fundraiser event for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

There was 90 residents in attendance, lots of pink, lots of food, great company and many spectacular raffle prizes which were generously donated by local businesses to be won.

We were delighted to raise $1160.30 for this very worthy cause.


 

 
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"Cossie Ukes" perform

 
We were fortunate enough to have the "Cossie Ukes" perform at the March Sausage Sizzle.  

The Sausage Sizzle is a monthly social event here at Alandale and this time we had a talented group of ukulele players entertain the crowd beforehand.

 

 
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Village Bus Trip

 
All aboard the Village Bus Trip to Waihi!!   Sandra B was host for the day and a group of delightful residents accompanied her on a day out.

First stop was the historic cottage cafe, Domain Cafe in Te Aroha.  This was the perfect spot for a delicious bite to eat and a hot cup of tea and coffee.

Next stop was in the Karangahake Gorge for a gentle stroll through the breath-taking gorge in the glorious weather.  

A lovely buffet style lunch was enjoyed at the Waihi Beach RSA.  The RSA with the most magnificent views in the land.

Final destination for the day was the beach!  Time for sand and water between the toes and some sea air in the lungs to reinvigorate everyone for the trip home again.

A wonderful day's outing enjoyed by everyone.
 

 
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The Alandale Foundation bought the Village in 1996 and owns the land on which the village is located. The Village is run by a small team and governed by a Board of Trustees made up of resident and non-resident trustees. Being a charitable organisation means that profits from Alandale are reinvested into the community for the benefit of current and future residents.

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