Category: Resident story

Finding life’s spark again at Belrose

After a serious fall, Colin Stracey was apprehensive about making the move to Belrose Country Club. Now, he’s the happiest he’s been in years.

Lifelong friendship endures at Torrens Grove

Hazel and Ruth have been friends since high school. Little did they know they would end up living a few streets away from each other at Torrens Grove Retirement Village.

First 100th birthday celebrated at Glengara

Turning 100 is a big deal, and for Glengara Retirement Village resident Marjorie Male notching up a century will be an especially momentous occasion.

A lovely place to live your next chapter

Del was reluctant to move into a retirement village. After seven years at Wellington Manor, she’s delighted to have been proven wrong. 

Like mother, like daughter

Joan and Ray Walpole were two of Tarragal Glen’s earliest residents. Now daughter Diane has followed in their footsteps. Here’s why.

Feline friends make life better for Glengara Care residents

Two tortoiseshell cats are living their best lives at Glengara Private Aged Care in Tumbi Umbi with their owners Joan Simpson-Morgan and Elly Buchanan.

The Verge’s like-minded community and perfect location seals the deal for the Hulmes

A relaxed lifestyle and peace of mind in an unbeatable location on the Gold Coast is what drew Elaine and Peter Hulme to The Verge at Burleigh.

Care that moves in harmony with the tide of life

Finding a community with the care that 92-year old Norm needed and the independence that Margery desired seemed impossible. But to their surprise, the answer was 15-minutes away.

Maintaining your independence and freedom at Glengara Care

Making the move out of the family home into a care apartment is a significant life change, but it doesn’t have to come at the cost of your independence.

The right decision for me

As a self-sufficient individual, moving from her family home into a retirement village was not part of Margaret’s plan. But a series of unexpected events caused her to reconsider.

The Verge opens its doors

Mrs Dean said one of the big selling points of The Verge was that the apartments were designed with ageing in mind to allow residents to maintain their independence in a safe and secure environment, but also had access to care in their home when they needed it.

“The first step is the hardest”

Wellington Manor resident Marty outlines the benefits of incorporating some gentle exercise into your day, and gives his tips for how to get started.