Category: Resident Story

A close-knit community at Torrens Grove

For Torrens Grove residents Michael and Dianne Henley, being part of a close-knit community is one of the best parts of retirement village life.

Major Girl Guides award for Harwin’s Roz

Harwin Retirement Village resident Rosalind (Roz) Branford received the Flowering Gum Award for services to Girl Guides SA at an awards ceremony last month.

My tenth decade

Tarragal Manor resident Trevor Fist shares his perspective on facing his ‘tenth’ decade.

A healthy approach to life for Lincoln Grove’s Kevin

The key to longevity and happiness is a good diet and exercise according to Lincoln Grove resident Kevin Simmons, who turns 90 this month.

Ewa enjoying a new lease of life at Bartonvale Gardens

When Ewa Inglis made the short move from her home near Bartonvale Gardens into a care apartment at the Enfield retirement village, her peace of mind improved almost immediately.

Community spirit shining bright at Tea Tree Gardens

Modern retirement villages offer a sense of togetherness and social connection just like suburban communities of yesteryear, says Tea Tree Gardens resident, Anne Miller.

Tarragal Manor’s Olga dances her way to 100

Don’t be surprised if Tarragal Manor resident Olga Hird dances the night away when she celebrates her 100th birthday on 11th September.

Making a difference the priority for Tarragal Manor’s Joan

For many, retirement means the chance to relax and enjoy a well-earned break after decades of work and family duties. Not so for Tarragal Manor’s tireless community champion, Joan Dibben.

A well-earned retirement at Bartonvale Gardens

Nicholas Samuel is enjoying a relaxed retirement at Bartonvale Gardens after a long career in government and academia and the publishing of his latest book.

A life less ordinary for Bartonvale’s Betty

Behind her quiet and unassuming exterior, Bartonvale Gardens independent living resident Betty Greig has quite the adventurous life story to tell.

Retiring with a sea change at Tarragal Glen

The decision to make a sea change from Sydney to the Central Coast was an easy one for Tarragal Glen Retirement Village resident June Milner.

Community is key at Drayton Villas

The chance to be part of a close-knitted community was a major draw for Krista Schenkeveld when she moved to Toowoomba’s Drayton Villas.