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July 08, 2017

Residents of the Valley Private Nursing Home will don white gowns on Monday for their debutante ball.

The Twilighters' Debutante Ball will involve residents who are in their wheelchairs, their average age being 90.

The eldest debutante, Miss Elsie Mitchell, 100, will be chauffeured to the ball in a limousine.

Mooroopna Rotary Club is conducting the ball in conjunction with the home and other nursing home in the area along with residents' families, friends and staff will be involved. 

Valley Private Nursing Home activities officer Mrs Mary Apostol said, "This is a special activity with the aim to proivde and maintain the well being and functioning of some od our dementia residents with the provision of some structural activity. 

"It aims to promote social interaction amongst other nursing homes, residets and staff.

"We also aim to provide a special fun filled evening with lots of music stimulation, good food, pleasant company, and promote qualitu of feeling, enojyment, satisfaction, relaxation and improved self esteem for all the nursing home residents whether they be part of the deb set or just as guests."

The debutantes will be presented to the head of the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital geriatric team Dr Fes Groenstein.

The ball will incorporate the Mooroopna Rotary Club's dinner. 

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