Category: Resident Story

“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.

Ross Kingston reflects on WWII

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

Respite care – a helping hand when you need it most

Life is full of challenges – and at times we all need a helping hand. Thankfully there’s a solution for some of these situations – respite care.

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.