Category: Resident story

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.

“I’ve retired completely, it’s the best thing I ever did”

Meet Margaret and Denise, a mother-daughter duo who live in Forresters Beach and love the community – but for different reasons.

100-year-old Wood Glen resident celebrates a ‘ton’ of memories

Erina resident Marion Laycock Robey has celebrated her 100th birthday with a “ton’’ of memories about life on the NSW Central Coast.

Meet Del and Evon

After living interstate for the past few decades, sisters Del and Evon are spending this chapter of their lives back together in a retirement village.

Married couple of 63 years reunited after aged care heartbreak

A Central Coast couple married for 63 years but forced to live apart for 12 months have finally been reunited, thanks to Glengara Care’s new approach to aged care.

Colin strides for mental health

87-year-old Colin Stracey has walked over 100 kilometres in laps around his retirement village to raise money for a charity dedicated to mental health.

Syd Benton reflects on WWII

Syd Benton, born in 1924, is a WWII veteran and Glengara Retirement Village resident. Here, he shares his story.

Frank Robinson reflects on WWII

Frank Robinson, born in 1923, is a WWII veteran and Glengara Retirement Village resident. Here, he shares his story.