Category: Resident Story

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.

Care and community for Barbara at Bartonvale Gardens

The quality of care and services on offer at Bartonvale Gardens makes every day easier, says care apartment resident Barbara Bobridge.

A social lifestyle at Glengara Retirement Village

When she made the move from Canberra to Glengara Retirement Village, Chicky Desmet was determined to get involved in village life as much as possible.

Making a sea change at Carlyle Gardens

For many seeking a sea change in retirement, Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village at Bargara is the ideal choice.

A better way to retire at Torrens Grove

For Torrens Grove resident Lee Ward, there’s simply no comparison between her retirement village lifestyle and her old home in the suburbs.

A happy retirement on the coast with the most

When Judith Wennerbom was looking for a retirement village on the Central Coast, one stood head and shoulders above the rest.