Life at Menzies
Menzies was and still is a socially vibrant community. Even from the early years residents loved throwing celebrations and social affairs, and Christmas and New Year’s Eve would often see residents dancing in the dining room, someone dressed as Santa Claus, and even a Scottish piper in full gear. They enjoyed watching the NYE fireworks in the city from the 5th floor of one of the resident’s apartments.
Formal social activities were also introduced from the get-go. Many of these became annual events that continue to this day, including celebrations on Cup Day, Australia Day, Anzac Day, Christmas in July, and Grand Final Day. Ladies afternoon, or ‘craft and laugh’ as it’s become known, was introduced in the early days, and still takes place on Monday afternoons.