Our residents come from a diverse range of backgrounds, professions and experiences and lead rich, fulfilling lives here at Bartonvale Gardens. Get to know some of our residents’ stories and find out why our village appealed to them and how living here has changed their lives.
Audrey & Garry, independent living residents since 2011
“We are keen gardeners and we had a big house with four rooms and a large garden, but it was just too big to maintain. It was starting to get us down with all the cleaning and upkeep, so we moved to Bartonvale Gardens. At the village, if you want something done, you simply put your request in a little book and the maintenance staff attend to it. We spend a lot of time in our garden now - it’s just so beautiful! We’ve also made many good friends since moving here. We’re both on the social committee and we like to take part in bus trips, barbeque lunches, indoors bowls and the dinners for special events like Christmas in July."
Elise, supported living resident since 2015
“My apartment is practically brand new and it suits me well - it’s really very nice. The staff come and clean it once a week and take the bed linen and towels away to be washed. I even get lunch delivered and have breakfast in bed - they’re spoiling me, I tell you! They also take care of my medication so that I don’t have to worry, which is very handy. It’s been quite easy to settle in and the people are all very nice. I’m on a table of six in the dining room and I get on very well with my neighbour. I’m definitely happy here!”
Patricia, flexible living resident since 2014
“I loved Bartonvale Gardens long before I came, and that’s the honest truth! Before my husband passed away, we came down to look on many occasions and we fell in love with the surroundings. Now that I’m on my own, I’ve found it very easy to make new friends in the village, and because I have lived in the area all my married life, there are some residents here who I already knew. It’s good to have your outside contact too, so I drive to the shops and meet people for a coffee - I have quite a full life! The sense of security is also a great factor - I’ve slept like a tot ever since I’ve been here.”
Residents in the news
From charity fundraisers and village events to milestone birthdays and wedding anniversaries, there’s always something interesting happening at Bartonvale Gardens.
Tuesday 6th February 2018 Bartonvale Lodge residents Deane and Roberta Henderson are celebrating the major milestone of 60 years of marriage this month.
Thursday 11th January 2018 Bartonvale Gardens gardener Michael Promnitz is celebrating winning second prize in the Charles Sturt Council’s annual ‘Light Up Your Christmas’ competition.
Wednesday 20th September 2017 As an accomplished photographer, Kenneth Fenton was in a unique position to document his wartime experiences.
Monday 5th June 2017 The spirit of community is flourishing at Bartonvale Lodge, and is perhaps best exemplified by the work of resident Jim Dwyer.
Tuesday 24th January 2017 New centenarian, Richard Roworth, had 100 reasons to smile when he celebrated his milestone birthday at Bartonvale Gardens Retirement Village on Saturday 14 January.
Thursday 6th October 2016 Bartonvale Lodge has a wonderful friendship group that welcomes all residents and there's no need to do anything - just come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
Monday 3rd October 2016 Published in The Senior, October 2016, p20. A group of knitters from Bartonvale Gardens is bringing warmth to families in need.
Wednesday 20th July 2016 Bartonvale Gardens offers a range of living options to ensure that residents receive the level of support they need.
Wednesday 20th July 2016 A group of crafty ladies at Bartonvale Gardens is knitting winter woolies for the Moore Street Day Centre and needy families and children.
Tuesday 29th March 2016 Residents at Enfield’s Bartonvale Gardens Retirement Village are delighted with a new community bus stop outside the village entrance.