COMMUNITY organisation, Amicus hosted a birthday party in the city’s civic gardens on Tuesday.
As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, staff, clients and community members came together to mark the special occasion.
The celebration also coincided with Seniors Week, with people travelling as far as Shepparton to take part in festivities.
The Spring Gully Dancers and the Red Ochre Dancers both took to the stage.
Amicus executive officer Ann-Maree Davis said she was thrilled to see so many people attend the event.
Amicus provides support to over 180 adults and children with a disability
She said it was important for Amicus to recognises its history in Bendigo.
“Today Amicus provides support to over 180 adults and children with a disability and people who are frail or aged in our community,” Ms Davis said.
“We have over 45 staff and provide a range of different support options including individual and group support for adults with a disability.”
Amicus began serving the community in 1988.
Ms Davis said Amicus was established to support adults who were living with a disability move out of institutions to live a happy life among the community.
“While there have been many changes of policy and approaches since that time, Amicus has been consistent it its efforts to ensure people who choose our support have the best opportunity to live a good life,” she said.
Ms Davis said she hoped the organisation had broken down barriers for people who live with a disability.
"The community has come a long way," she said.