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!

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:

March 2018

Village Green Autumn 2018

Goodbye summer; hello cooler days, cups of tea and comfy sweaters. Autumn is here, bringing with it the latest edition of the Village Green. This newsletter is packed full of information, as the last few months have been an exciting time for each of Greengate’s Retirement and Aged Care Villages across Sydney and in Brisbane. 
 
Please click the image to read the Autumn edition of the Village Green.
December 2017

Village Green Summer 2017

Summer is officially here, and with the sunshine comes the opening of Greengate’s third Village, St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah. This edition of the Village Green is packed full of the latest news from our Retirement and Aged Care Villages in both Sydney and Brisbane. 
 
Please click the image to read the Summer edition of the Village Green – you’ll find out what our residents and Village Teams have been up to this past quarter and what they have planned for the festive season. 
December 2017

St Luke's Green Wins Design Excellence Award

St Luke’s Green, Greengate’s first Brisbane Village, has won the prestigious nettletontribe Award for Design Excellence at the Property Council of Australia’s National Retirement Living Awards 2017, in recognition of its incorporation of innovation around a historic church.

October 2017

Get to know Paul, Head Chef at St Luke's Green

Meet Paul, our Head Chef at St Luke’s Green, Woolloongabba. Paul is a valuable part of Greengate’s Brisbane team, and not just because he cooks some of the best cakes and meals we have ever tasted. He has recently returned from his eighth trip to Mongolia where he volunteers at an orphanage, teaching young people how to cook. 

September 2017

Governor of Queensland Officially Opens St Luke's Green

St Luke’s Green, Woolloongabba, home to Brisbane’s most vibrant seniors community, was officially opened and blessed on Sunday the 10th of September 2017. It was a beautiful morning and the sun was shining as residents of the Retirement Village and Aged Care Home, and members of the local community met on the Village Green for a day of celebration. 

August 2017

Village Green Spring 2017

Spring is just around the corner, and this quarter’s Village Green is in bloom with all of the latest news from the Greengate Villages. A lot has been happening at our Retirement Villages and Boutique Aged Care Homes these past few months. As usual, our residents have been busy bees with plenty of social events and activities to attend. The Greengate team and residents are all looking forward to our upcoming events now that the weather is starting to warm up – hopefully we will see you there! 

July 2017

Re-opening of St Luke's Church 

We had an amazing turnout for the re-opening of the stunning St Luke's Church. On the Feast of Corpus Christi, the church opened its doors for Mass. Residents from St Luke's Green and the local Brisbane community were all excited to get a first-hand look at the restored church - it's safe to say the church didn't disappoint! Not only was it a beautiful morning and ceremony, but it was fantastic to see everyone come together to "Venite Adoremus", which are the words written above the entrance to the church.

Please click on the above photos to have a look at some of our favourite pictures from the day.