Feros Village celebrates 21st birthday
It was back to the Roaring 20s last Thursday as residents and staff at Byron Bay’s Feros Village celebrated cocktails party to mark the Village’s 21st birthday.
They remembered George Feros, and the founding committee and boards that worked tirelessly to start the organisation, as well as thanking all staff and volunteers who have been part of Feros Care, which has managed the village for the past 20 years.
CEO Jennene Buckley said it was a momentous occasion that celebrated Feros Care’s place in the Byron Bay community.
“The Byron Bay village would not be here today without the initial generosity of the community who donated towards its establishment,” she said.
“Now, we also recognise all the staff and volunteers who have contributed towards making it a warm, caring hostel for our elderly residents.
“It is also an excellent day to remember all of the Byron Bay seniors and their families who have come through our doors and made the village a home.
“Over the past 21 years we have had more than 660 men and women aged around 65 years-and-up live in our cottages.
“They have made new friends, found ways to stay a part of the community through Feros activities and trips, brought their hobbies and interests to other residents and have had the time to enjoy a chat or two with our staff and volunteers.”
. “We takes great pride in being a part ofand for the Byron Bay community.” and surrounding areas. Not only offering the ageing population a caring village, but also employing locals and encouraging volunteer programs so that there is a continued flow of giving and receiving from the community.”
Feros Village Byron Bay has 40 low care beds and has been operational since June 23, 1990.
Feros Care also has a 64 bed high-care village in Bangalow, as well as offering community care services in private homes from Port