Category: Resident story

Staff make a village a home at Queens Park

At Queens Park Retirement Village, staff make a positive difference to residents’ lives on a daily basis.

Bowling club names green after Harwin resident

Salisbury Bowling Club has named its new $1.3 million undercover green after Harwin resident and long-term club member, Colin Pfitzner.

Queen’s Birthday accolade for beloved Central Coast doctor

Tarragal Glen has honoured resident Dr. Brian Shaw, who has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Family support at Tarragal Glen

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.

Helen Hogan awarded OAM for services to lawn bowls

Celebrations are underway at Noyea Riverside, as word spreads that resident Helen Hogan has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Residents raise $1270 to help fight cancer

Carlyle Gardens residents raised $1270 for the Queensland Cancer Council by taking part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

A happy home by the sea

Lincoln Grove’s Bill Richter has had an eclectic life, but has always been drawn back to his seaside home at Port Lincoln.

Artistic journey

As seen in Ageless: Since moving to Murray Gardens, Holger Christen has produced more than 60 paintings.

Memoir of a life well lived

As seen in Ageless: The Laurels’ Betty Schaefer has had a life filled with poverty, blessings, and the joy and love that comes from faith and family.

Crafting community

As seen in Ageless: Her community spirit may have won her an award but Meg Champness sees volunteering as a privilege.

Adventurous spirit

As seen in Ageless: When Margaret Bath of Carlyle Gardens was told she’d never walk again, she didn’t take much notice.

Original residents open community centre

Original village residents Tony and Heather Ryan officially opened Newling Gardens’ brand new community centre at a VIP ceremony.