Elderly Residents Enjoy Festive Meal

Seventeen retired residents enjoyed the annual senior citizens’ Christmas party on Saturday afternoon at the Church pavilion.

Jenny Bagnall from the Ladies Circle, who organised the event, says it’s a tradition that started years ago as a way of making sure elderly residents on the islands’ get a chance to celebrate Christmas with friends.

She says many have relatives living on the mainland so only get to see them briefly over the holiday period.

Jenny says it’s a big undertaking but because it has been held so many times everyone knows what is needed and is happy to help.

After a meal, the senior citizens enjoyed the local version bingo, Hoy!, played with playing cards on a board.