News and events

There's always something happening at St Luke's Green. We'll keep this page updated with major events and items of interest, but if you’d like to be contacted directly with information about upcoming social events, please register if you haven't already!

April 2019

The Blenders Blow Residents Away at Birthday Bash

On Saturday, St Luke’s Green celebrated its second anniversary with a concert in St Luke’s church, followed by bubbly and birthday cake in our beautiful community areas. When you look at the tight-knit community who call St Luke’s Green home, it’s hard to believe that our little village has only been open for two years. The strong friendships and community spirit that we witnessed on Saturday, prove why the village is firmly established as the most popular place for seniors in Woolloongabba. 

March 2019

Autumn Village Green 2019

Just because we've settled into the full swing of 2019, doesn’t mean things are slowing down at any of our Greengate Villages. This newsletter is packed full of helpful articles and exciting upcoming events at our retirement and aged care communities in both Sydney and Brisbane. This quarter, read about our Jazz event at St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah, our exciting Open Day at St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba, and about our great new Village Manager at St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra. Read on to get a taste for what life is like in a Greengate Village! 
 
Please click the image to read the 2019 Autumn Edition of the Village Green, or scroll down to view each article.
March 2019

Boost the Sale of your Home

The housing market can be a tough place, but there are a few things you can do which will help your house to stand out from the rest and attract the right buyer. First and foremost, ensure your house is clean and free of clutter. If you have a lot of stuff that you’re unwilling to part with, consider putting some of it in storage while selling your house. This will free up space and make your house feels more open.

March 2019

2019: The Year of Music at St Luke's Green

Now that 2019 is well and truly underway, we have started planning our upcoming events at St Luke’s Green, Woolloongabba. All of us here in Brisbane are looking forward to another vibrant and fulfilling year in our little village in a big city. 

March 2019

Indulge with Chef Paul

Now that the weather is finally starting to cool down, we can’t help but indulge our sweet tooth every now and then. We asked Paul, our Head Chef at St Luke’s Green and pastry whiz, for his favourite recipe to bake when he feels like treating himself. Personally, we think this delicious brownie recipe is just as good for your wellbeing as a spot of meditation.
August 2018

Moving Forward with Ralph Warburton

Greengate is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralph Warburton as our new CEO. With over 12 years’ experience supporting the transformation of aged care, Ralph is passionate about improving the quality and supply of care communities for Australian seniors. This makes Ralph the perfect fit for Greengate and our continued growth after launching two new villages, St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah and St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba, last year. 

June 2018

Gourmet Barbecue

 

 

At St Luke’s Green, every day is a delight thanks in great part to our resident culinary wizard, Chef Paul.

 

Chef Paul is always whipping up treats for the residents like friands and biscuits for morning tea right through to a weekly dinner.

He's also a dab hand with the barbecue tongs and we would love you to join us for some gourmet grilling on our village green.

It's a great opportunity to check out our 'little village in a big city', have a look at the new apartments on offer and meet some of the residents and staff.

We love the life here and think you will too.

There will be no hard-sell or pressure and it won't cost you a sausage.

June 2018

Village Green Winter 2018

There’s no denying that winter is here, bringing with it frosty mornings and a fresh edition of the Village Green. Our latest newsletter features all three Greengate Villages in both Sydney and Brisbane. Check it out to spot some familiar faces and read about the exciting things which have been happening this past quarter in our thriving Retirement and Aged Care communities. 
 
Please click the image to read the 2018 Winter Edition of the Village Green.
May 2018

Visiting Someone Living with Dementia

People who live with Dementia can become anxious and frightened at times and may have trouble recognising people. Their behaviour can be unusual or awkward and they may find it hard to express themselves or understand people. However, feelings remain as does spiritual awareness. Visits can stimulate warm feelings, bring comfort and reaffirm spiritual truths.
 
Click on the above image for a PDF you can print, or read on for our suggestions for visiting loved ones living with Dementia. 
April 2018

Creating Better Care for our Residents Living with Dementia

We sat down with Daz Smith, Director of Dementia Excellence here at Greengate, to talk about his care approach for our residents living with Dementia. Daz has been with Greengate since December 2017, and in that time we have embraced a variety of changes to our care model and the way we train our village care teams. Here is what Daz had to say: