Social life and security top priorities for Drayton retiree

For a retiree as active as Lynn Jacobs, Drayton Villas was the perfect choice.

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The independent living resident moved to the Toowoomba community two years ago and has been making the most of village activities and facilities ever since.

“The village has the sporting activities that I like – the tennis courts, the swimming pool, table tennis and those sorts of things,” she said.

“If you want to mix in a lot, there’s a lot to do.

“If you want outside activities, you can come and go as you like.”

The village’s social committee ensures residents are never bored, organising a wide range of activities including community dinners, morning teas, outside entertainment, line dancing classes, card groups and guest speakers, among others.

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The vibrant social atmosphere brings many benefits, Lynn said.

“You’re never alone in a village like this,” she said.

“Even if you just go across to the Homestead or wander around the village, there’s always somebody to say hello to.

“I also feel, from the safety side of things, you don’t have to worry as there are plenty of people close by.”

The village is well known for its award-winning gardens, community-spirited resident group and affordability in the local area.

The village recently brought home a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Chronicle Garden Competition and raised $3400 for drought relief in the space of a couple of weeks.

“I’m really happy here and can’t speak more highly of it!” Lynn said.

For more information about Drayton Villas Retirement Village, click here.

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