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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 6:05 p.m., October 8, 2013 Updated 6:05 p.m., October 3, 2013

Garden Court Senior Residents make Carnival a Community Success!

Recently, Garden Court senior residents, staff and community members celebrated the 2nd Annual Garden Court Carnival, which took place in the picturesque Courtyard of the senior living community.


Multiple generations enjoyed Garden Court on De La Vina’s 2nd Annual Carnival. There was entertainment for all ages, including a dunk tank, ring toss, Robo the Clown and more!

Recently, Garden Court senior residents, staff and community members celebrated the 2nd Annual Garden Court Carnival, which took place in the picturesque Courtyard of the senior living community. Complete with traditional carnival fixings, highlights of this end-of-summer event included carnival-style nibbles such as snow cones, fresh pressed lemonade, cotton candy and popcorn donated by Kim and Gino Stabile from Woody’s BBQ.

Kids of all ages enjoyed games like ring toss and balloon darts, a bouncy castle, a classic dunk tank, and entertainment by Robo the Clown. There was also a mini Classic Car Show for people to check out!

Garden Court residents had been hard at work preparing for guests of the community to attend the carnival. “Engaging residents with fun and unique activities that are sentimental yet uplifting is the ultimate success here at Garden Court,” said Chris Tucker, Executive Director of Garden Court on De La Vina. “Residents enjoy revisiting memorable activities of their youth, especially when families and children of the community are involved.”

Many of Garden Court’s 97 seniors, 62 years of age or older, are long-time Santa Barbara area residents who worked all their lives serving the Santa Barbara community as laborers, nurses, business owners and teachers. These residents are spending their golden years as an active part of the community they helped to shape and tend. Some residents have moved to Santa Barbara in more recent years to be closer to families who live here and to enjoy those relationships.

Garden Court is dedicated to providing opportunities for residents to connect with the community by bringing in groups to engage with the residents at Garden Court. Residents also participate in the Santa Barbara community in other ways, such as volunteering and fundraising for local charities.

Garden Court on De La Vina

Garden Court provides service enhanced independent living for frail, low-income Santa Barbara seniors to live independently for as long as possible. Many of Garden Court’s 97 seniors, 62 years of age or older, are long-time Santa Barbara area residents who worked all their lives serving the Santa Barbara community as laborers, nurses, business owners and teachers. These residents are spending their golden years as an active part of the community they helped to shape and tend. Garden Court is a public-private partnership through the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara and Parsons Group. For more information, visit www.gardencourt.org.

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