A retirement home is inviting Eltham residents to join its Christmas party.

Owners will welcome friends, family and the local community to Jefferies Lodge in Footscray Road on December 11 at 2pm.

Anne Scherrer, regional marketing manager at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “It will be wonderful to see local people come together to celebrate Christmas at Jefferies Lodge.

"We know Christmas can be a lonely time of year for some people, but there will be a warm welcome from our owners, who enjoy living in a sociable community where fun occasions like this can be celebrated with like-minded neighbours all year round.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy some festive cheer, mince pies and sherry whilst listening to Christmas music.”

Jefferies Lodge is a collection of 38 one and two-bedroom apartments designed exclusively for the over-60s, just a short distance from public transport links, shops and all the local amenities in Eltham.