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Aged care residents kick up their heels at masquerade ball


Residents at Freedom Aged Care Burwood in Victoria frocked up in their best fancy dress for the event, which was organised by the facility’s community team.

Audrey Paturzo back in her musical days

Residents danced to a live band and faced off in a ‘Famous Faces’ masquerade game, where they had to guess the celebrity wearing the mask with a bottle of wine gifted to the winner.

The highlight of the night however was a performance by local opera singer Paul Gulinello who had a few residents join him including 90-year-old resident Audrey Paturzo.

Ms Paturzo said the night brought back special memories for her from her time as the lead female singer in the My Fair Lady musical in Melbourne in 1959.

A great night for all then.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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