The best ‘wurst’ Oktoberfest party in Sydney

Residents at Bupa Aged Care Ashfield wore their best lederhosen and dirndls as they raised steins at the home’s Oktoberfest party.

The sound of alpine horns reverberating throughout the home went a long way toward establishing that sense of authenticity for resident Jim McLaren.

I did a quick trip to Germany when I was in the army but never made it to Oktoberfest.
Bupa Aged Care resident Jim McLaren

“I’m happy that I finally got to experience it and as you can tell, I am having a lot of fun,” he said while rushing back to the dancefloor.

With origins from a royal wedding, Bupa Ashfield’s General Manager Susie Carter said she wanted to create an event that brought people together.

“It originated in 1810 when a Bavarian prince and princess threw a huge party for their wedding, inviting everyone in Munich to attend the festivities,” Ms Carter said.

“Our recreational activities officer Aysha was inspired by their event and recreated the concept here in Ashfield by involving residents from our Ashbury and Bankstown homes as well.”

“The day was largely about drinking vast quantities of apple juice instead of beer and also involved getting our residents from three different homes into a song and dance,” she said.

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