April was another busy month at the Fernbank retirement village in St Ives which saw the residents enjoy a range of fun and social activities and events. April’s village mystery tour saw the residents enjoying a beautiful day out at the Cumberland State Forest in West Pennant Hills. Later in the month, the 1950s returned to Fernbank with a festive themed dinner. The 1950s evening was a huge success with many residents singing and dancing the night away to some old classics. The residents then experienced a lovely lunch at Busby’s Restaurant in Wisemans Ferry along the Hawkesbury River. Not only was the food at Busby’s great, but the drive was also beautiful and the group couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful autumn day. On April 25, Rear Admiral Ross Swan delivered a moving Anzac Day oration and Steve Lewy played the Last Post and Reveille. Following the service, the residents gathered for a barbeque in the village community centre. The Hornsby Berowra Bugs once again visited Fernbank and provided an afternoon of wonderful music which was enjoyed by all. As always, those who attended thoroughly enjoyed hearing the songs of their youth.