TEN years ago the site where Emily Gardens Aged Care Home at The Rock sits was just a paddock.
Now it is home to some 30 residents and is run by a team of 26 staff. Families from Canberra, Tumbarumba and the local region regularly visit the home so they can catch up with their relatives and friends.
On Saturday the team of staff from Emily Gardens along with the residents celebrated 10 years.
The occasion attracted about 70 people.
Louise Mason holds the reins as manager and she said the home offered an important service for local people in the area as well as those who lived further afield.
She said The Rock was an ideal location, given the close proximity to Wagga.
Kelly Forrest also works at the home and said despite the short 10 year-history there were still plenty of milestone events to remember.
She said Emily Gardens had experienced two floods. One in 2010 and another in 2012. At the time much of The Rock was under water and boats could be tied to the front of Emily Gardens.
And just last week one of the residents from Emily Gardens, Alma Hansell, made headlines when she celebrated her 100th birthday.
Saturday will be marked by cutting a celebratory cake and a visit from Lockhart Shire Council mayor Rodger Schirmer.