Category: Resident story

Ross Kingston reflects on WWII

Boambee Gardens resident Ross Kingston, 95, is a WWII and D-Day veteran. Here, he shares his story.

The tale of the box brownie photo

Boambee Gardens resident Barry Jacobs is a retired jockey and horse trainer, and has the ear of a natural storyteller.

Lifetime of service recognised

Newling Gardens resident Thelma McCarthy has mixed with Prime Ministers, been a well-recognised advocate on women’s issues, and opened many of Armidale’s public buildings.

Four days and ‘the right vibes’ change Hilton’s life

Glengara Care is a new premium and positive alternative to aged care and is setting a new benchmark on the Central Coast – as Hilton Scott, one of the newest residents has found.

Hobby farmer grows village garden

Carlyle Gardens resident Les Mills has transformed some vacant land into a flourishing 4,000 square metre community garden.

Love lost and found at Drayton Villas

For one Drayton Villas resident, the retirement village is not only home, but the spot in which his first love blossomed.

Lucy finds purrfect place to retire on Central Coast

A senior tabby cat is living the best of her nine lives after moving into Glengara Care Retirement Community in Tumbi Umbi with her owners, Joan and Maurice Simpson-Morgan.

Life in Carlyle Gardens is a breeze – with ocean breezes to boot

Like honey to a bee, Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village attracts residents from all over the world, who seek out sunshine, ocean breezes, and a relaxed beachside lifestyle. Take Noel and Judy Bowman, who have lived in Carlyle Gardens for almost

Betty Bird celebrates 85th birthday with two European gold medals

Torrens Grove resident Betty Bird celebrated her 85th birthday in July as the European table tennis champion, coming home from the European Veterans Championships in Budapest with not one, but two gold medals.

‘We’re so thankful we planned early’

“If you leave it too late, the decision gets made for you.” That’s the advice from Gordon Crawford, when asked about his decision to move into retirement living earlier than many friends and family advised.

100 years of dancing at Riverina Gums

One of our Riverina Gums residents, Barb Pitt, is turning 100 in June and celebrations are already afoot. Barb has received a letter from NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and will soon host a high tea for friends, family, and fellow residents.

Drayton Villas Resident Spotlight: Alan Mallet

This time last year, Alan Mallet and a team of Drayton Villas residents were hard at work on their entry for the Carnival of Flowers.