Our residents come from a diverse range of backgrounds, professions and experiences and lead rich, fulfilling lives here at Tarragal Glen. 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.
Daphne, Tarragal Manor resident since 2013 (and Tarragal Glen resident since 2001)
“When my husband died I was lonely and not eating properly – usual old story! I hate cooking for myself so I decided to come over to The Manor where I knew I could have a lovely apartment and be as free as I like. I didn’t realise it was going to be so very pleasant to be waited on every day but be independent still. It’s like a hotel.”
Harry, Tarragal Glen resident since 2013
“I’ve got a great neighbour - Peter - who moved in the day after me. We moved in next door to each other and we get along famously. I was a bike rider before I came here and we’ve formed a bit of a bike riding club. If you’re looking to form new friendships and be busy with plenty to do, Tarragal Glen’s the perfect place to be!”
Jan & Brian, Tarragal Glen residents since 2011
“We loved the tone of Tarragal Glen - the gardens and the graciousness of the Country Club. We really came here to be safe, because Brian’s health was going downhill and I wasn’t coping, so the friendship and camaraderie have been a bonus! I had no idea the village would have such great community spirit!”
Residents in the news
From charity fundraisers and village events to milestone birthdays and wedding anniversaries, there’s always something interesting happening at Tarragal Glen.
Thursday 18th January 2018 When Joan Walpole moved into an under-construction Tarragal Glen, Bob Hawke was Prime Minister, the Berlin Wall still stood, and Jason Donovan was at the height of his pop career.
Wednesday 1st November 2017 The lasting relationships formed between staff and residents are some of the most valued aspects of life in our communities.
Friday 22nd September 2017 A focus on food that’s both nourishing and delicious has put the kitchen at Tarragal Glen on the map.
Friday 25th August 2017 Pets are wonderful companions at all stages of life, and at Tarragal Glen, a resident and painter is celebrating this fact with a range of unique, animal-focused artwork.
Friday 23rd June 2017 Tarragal Glen Retirement Village held a celebratory lunch on Saturday 17th June to honour resident Dr. Brian Shaw, who has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Thursday 22nd June 2017 Tradition suggests retirement village living is for couples and singles, but increasing numbers of retirees are bucking the trend by moving into villages with friends and family members.
Monday 19th June 2017 Tarragal Glen Retirement Village recently welcomed a new Village Manager, Melissa Hamilton.
Friday 16th June 2017 Two villas with million-dollar price tags at RetireAustralia’s Central Coast villages are offering the chance to invest in a lifestyle and home fit for royalty.
Monday 8th May 2017 Greg and Gail Holbut are taking full advantage of their stunning Central Coast surroundings to live life to the fullest.
Friday 20th January 2017 With everything from daily meals to laundry and cleaning taken care of, Tarragal Manor residents Gwen and David agree they are very well looked after.