Residents of Casa Antonia Nursing and Residential Home in Balzan and their guests were treated to an annual anniversary concert at the residential home’s exquisite gardens.
The evening opened with Maria Bambina Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Mro Kenneth Fenech who performed songs from popular classics and musicals followed by renowned singers Chiara and Enzo Gusman who interpreted delightful Maltese songs as well as Italian and English well known tunes, some of which going back a number of years. Residents and their relatives joined in the sing along on several occasions during the evening as many recalled happy memories.
Managing Director Mr Edward Vella and General Manager Dr Sarah Cassar thanked the nursing and caring staff for their utmost dedication and the residents for their co-operation and welcomed participation. Dr Cassar said: “The summer garden concert has become one of our special annual events which our residents look forward to. It is a great satisfaction to see so many happy faces enjoying the music and singing along with the singers on such a tranquil summer night.”
Over 120 well-trained employees provide a holistic service for the residents’ needs: comfortable accommodation and care, medical care and other services such as hairdressing, beautician, social activities, and catering for private parties amongst others. At Casa Antonia, residents enjoy many social activities in the common areas and landscaped gardens, including daily Mass, bingo, cooking, crafts, regular outings, live music, cinema nights, keep-fit on a weekly basis and special occasions. A Church of England Mass is also said for the foreign residents.
Following the concert the guests and residents were treated to a reception where they enjoyed meeting relatives and friends and sharing some of their life experiences.
Casa Antonia residence has established itself as one of Malta’s top nursing and residential homes, offering long-term care, short-stay convalescence, rehabilitation and respite care. It is spread over a large area of tastefully decorated spaces in classic design and surrounded by nice and peaceful gardens, offering a comfortable accommodation for 130 residents, which can be enjoyed in single rooms, sharing, or apartments.