November 1, 2019
On October 24th, the spirit of Oktoberfest filled the streets of Osprey Village, a senior living community on Amelia Island. Each month, Osprey Village Social Director, Debbie Keller chooses a theme for the community’s Signature Experience and builds an event schedule for the day.
The schedule is packed with unique fitness activities, themed meals, and entertainment that all encompass the theme of the day. “October is a great month because the weather starts to cool down and we can host events outside,” said Keller “What better way to celebrate our tight-knit community than by hosting our own Oktoberfest event under a big tent for everyone to come and enjoy!”.
The day began with ‘Oktoberfest Games’ where Osprey Village Members joined together for Oktoberfest inspired fitness activities. During the Oktoberfest Games, participants played competitive games of cornhole, learned to dance the Polka and boogied to the chicken dance. They tested their strength with beer steins, seeing who could extend their arm and hold a full beer stein the longest! In the late afternoon, Members gathered under the Oktoberfest tent for the celebration’s traditional ‘Bier and Brezel’ where they enjoyed a variety of German beer, cider, wine and German-style pretzels with an assortment of dips. Attendees socialized with friends, raised their glasses to ‘prost’, and enjoyed the music of the accordion by Stevie ‘Sticky Fingers’ Saracson.
To close out the day, the community’s Dining Department prepared a traditional German buffet for Members which included bratwurst, knockwurst, sausage, hot dogs, sauerkraut, pepper/onion, potato salad and apple strudel to top it off. It was a lovely day to celebrate friendship and camaraderie under the Oktoberfest tent at Osprey Village.
Osprey Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located on Amelia Island, Florida. The community is committed to helping Members live longer, healthier happier lives. To learn more about Osprey Village, call the community’s Lifestyle Advisors at (864) 528-5507 or visit Osprey-Village.com.