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.

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...

Give a ‘hoy’ for virtual hoy!

Monthly bingo mornings are a long-standing and much-loved tradition for the residents at Cleveland Manor. But when COVID-19 restrictions came into effect, residents were no longer able to get together to play.

This got resident Anne Ormerod thinking of new and creative ways in which residents could connect. It wasn’t long before she came up with the idea of a weekly game of ‘virtual hoy’. Hoy is a variation of bingo, but played with a deck of cards...

Noyea Riverside a hub for talented artists

It all started with a glass cabinet, in which Noyea Riverside residents planned to display some of their treasured possessions or items that sparked a special memory. But when Village Manager Darren Adams talked to the residents to hear their stories, a common theme emerged. He soon realised the village is home to a wealth of talented artists, and the idea of displaying residents’ artwork was born.

Darren quickly found a feature wall for the gallery,

Boambee Gardens bar buzzes with a new look

The nights might be getting colder, but that hasn’t stopped our ‘open air’ Boambee Gardens bar from buzzing. Today marks the re-opening of the bar in a new format, with a few restrictions in place to keep residents safe.

Residents were thrilled to be reunited and took to the new rules with gusto. As well as the ‘open air’ format, we’ve limited numbers, have markings on the floor and require bookings. But this just makes a seat at the Boambee Bar the hottest ticket in town...!

Tarragal Glen donates materials to help fire-affected communities

Over the past few months, residents and the village team at Tarragal Glen have been working with local organisations to help fire-affected communities get back on their feet.

Convoy Missions Australia (CMA) is one such organisation. Their ‘Operation True Blue’ initiative builds permanent and semi-permanent housing for locals to live in while they rebuild their homes.

The whole Tarragal Glen community pitched in to help. Residents have donated furniture, non-perishable foods, clothing, Bunnings gift cards and other goods...

Glengara Care residents like to mix it up

The fun-spirited residents at Glengara Care on the Central Coast love a good social gathering. With coronavirus restrictions easing and safe protocols in place, the residents and team spiced things up with a Mexican Day Fiesta to commemorate Cinco de Mayo. This was part of their monthly ‘cultural day’, which honours and celebrates cultures from around the world. Next month, residents will celebrate Bastille Day.

At another recent get-together, residents put their minds to the test with assistance from Personal Carer...

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