Bringing the Highlands to Waikiki

Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2021

On the morning of her 100th birthday, Agnes Brown started getting ready for her party with her daughter. Little did she know there was a surprise visitor waiting just outside, ready to kick off the celebrations with a bang.

It was a bonafide Scottish Piper, sporting a kilt and a sporran, with a set of bagpipes loud enough to wake the entire resident cohort at Brightwater The Oaks!

Flanked by family, friends and staff, with the piper announcing her arrival with a tune of Scotland the Brave Agnes made quite the entrance to her birthday party in the clubhouse, where residents and staff were waiting to welcome the centenarian.

With special guests including the City of Rockingham Mayor, Deb Hamblin and Brightwater Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Worlock, Agnes sat back and listened to their lovely speeches. 

The party was filled with songs, celebration and birthday cake.

Agnes was born in Inverness Scotland in 1921 and migrated to Australia in 1957. She held many jobs during her working life including as a hospital cook.

She has one daughter, also named Agnes as per the family tradition to name each first born daughter Agnes.  

Anges has been residing at Brightwater The Oaks in Waikiki since 2016, and judging from her birthday party, she is sincerely loved by friends, family, staff and residents.

This party was made possible thanks to the Life’s Possibilities fundraising initiative, you can find out more about how you can bring joy to our clients by helping them enjoy experiences like Agnes’ birthday here: