ON 13 May Blue Care Avalon Aged Care Facility in Emerald celebrated Mother's Day by opening their new café, Café 126.
Emerald / Fernlees Uniting Church minister, Rev Suzy Sitton, said Café 126 is a place where all who visit can share a cuppa and companionship.
"The new café is a sign of hope for the Emerald community and a witness to the generosity of many people who want to make life pleasant for the elderly residents of Avalon," said Ms Sitton.
"Staff, residents, friends and family from Blue Care Avalon attended the opening where tea, coffee, cakes and scones were served.
"The furniture was supplied by Mitre 10 Emerald, with other businesses providing signage, potted palms, umbrellas, and embroidered aprons," said Ms Sitton.
"It was a wonderful gathering of residents and staff of Avalon Blue Care, friends and family".
Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor, Councillor Peter McGuire, officially opened the café and Ms Sitton gave the blessing.
The café is run by volunteers and operates on a Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm.