Good News Hub

Here’s a sneak peek of village life at our retirement communities across Australia. While every village is unique, they have one thing in common – a good news story to share.

Glengara Care respite stay sparks creativity

When resident Beryl Bartola recently had a short stay in Glengara Care respite, she captured the experience in a heart-warming poem:

If you would like to get away
I’ve found a splendid place.
Glengara respite and staff
will keep a smile upon your face.

The apartments are well appointed
you’ll feel very much at home.
Bowling greens, gardens and pathways
if you wish to roam.

You’ll meet interesting people from
different walks of life.
Most have known the pleasures of love
and the anguishes of strife...

The show goes on for concert-loving residents at The Laurels

It may not have the smell of the proverbial greasepaint, but residents at The Laurels in Mount Barker have found a way to keep their popular monthly concerts going.

With a bit of innovative thinking, they’ve put the village community television channel to good use and set up a Concert at Home series. Talented local artists now beam into each living room through a raft of tailor-made shows, continuing the monthly concert tradition while staying safe.

Forresters Beach craft group sews kindness into community

Residents at Forresters Beach are answering a call from local charities by donating scores of handcrafted woolly warmers to help community members doing it tough during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 30-strong Ladies Knitting Group has notched up production of warm clothing and blankets to assist organisations such as Vinnies, which is bracing for a surge in pleas for assistance.

St Vincent de Paul’s National COVID-19 Winter Appeal kicked off in late June, with Vinnies NSW CEO Jack de Groot calling for community donations to help people experiencing difficulties as the crisis continues and government assistance begins to wind down...

Christmas in July gives us reason to celebrate!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas (in July) at Harwin and Bartonvale Gardens Retirement Villages!

Last week at Harwin, our wonderful team decked the halls with Christmas cheer and organised a special lunch for residents, who also got into the spirit by donning red and green themed attire and a hilarious array of elf hats!

Meanwhile, care apartment residents at Bartonvale Gardens were treated to a special Christmas lunch of their own – roast turkey with vegies and cranberry sauce...

At Murray Gardens, we bring the fun inside!

Residents at Murray Gardens in Albury are feeling the winter chill, with temperatures reaching a low of two degrees this week. ❄️ There are fantastic golf courses in the region, but playing a round of golf outside is less appealing when the weather is frosty.

So what are Murray Gardens residents to do? Well, thanks to Village Manager Robyn Anderson, residents no longer need to brave the icy temperatures, and can play golf indoors! Robyn worked with the on-site team of amazing care assistants to create this fantastic mini-golf course in our community centre...

A riot of colour blooms at Wellington Manor

Winter at Wellington Manor means a kaleidoscope of colour, clear blue skies, and stunning gardens.

So much so that resident Renate Smythe took time out to photograph some of the majestic flowers and plants that are currently in bloom. She even managed to capture a resident rainbow lorikeet, peeking its head out of the birdhouse.

Lovingly tended by a team of three expert gardeners, the gardens are looking particularly colourful this winter and are a hallmark of the village...

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