Enjoying friendship at Sunrise Village

Bullseye: Chris Greenup enjoying a friendly game of darts.

Bullseye: Chris Greenup enjoying a friendly game of darts.

Enjoying friendship and good times is what the men's group at Sunrise is all about; blokes getting together and benefitting from each other's company.

"Our men's group meets for 'men's secret business discussions'," says Kimberly Aird, Sunrise's Resident's Consultant.

"We have had a lot of men move into Sunrise over the last couple of years, and it's just such a great feeling in the village seeing different groups get together and socialise.

"We find that with many couples, the women are actively social; however, sometimes their husbands or men living on their own do need a bit more motivation," says Kim.

All smiles: Ian Irvine says activities are great to enjoy with a beer.

All smiles: Ian Irvine says activities are great to enjoy with a beer.

"It's great for everyone to have a support network no matter what age, and after supporting and caring for their spouses, it is lovely for the men in the village to make new connections and keep active.

"With feedback from the men in the village, we have been able to make sure our activity calendar has lots going on.

"We hold beer and carpet bowls afternoons and dart competitions at the village. We go on fishing trips and trips to the club for snooker.

"We also have a few avid gardeners in the men's group that will be planting fruit trees at the village and love to tend their courtyards full of veggies and flowers.

Lots to do: There are darts competitions at Sunrise Village, as well as beer and carpet bowls afternoons.

Lots to do: There are darts competitions at Sunrise Village, as well as beer and carpet bowls afternoons.

"Of course, there are plenty of activities for the ladies as well; everyone is welcome all the time," says Kim.

One of Sunrise's residents, Ian Irvine, says the activities are great to enjoy with a beer.

"The activities are excellent and a great idea; it's great for the men to get together," says Lloyd Buckley.

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