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.

Six months into operation, St Patrick’s Green Kogarah is flourishing and our residents have well and truly settled into village life. Our newest village recently hosted the St George Seniors Expo. It was a fun and informative day for local seniors to learn more about wellness, lifestyle and care options in the St George area. It was great to see so many new faces come along to the village, and we loved the opportunity to give back to the local community with free massages, seminars, cakes and showbags! A big thank you to everyone who attended and to the community groups who set up info stalls throughout the village; it was certainly a day to remember. 
 
Perhaps the sweetest thing happening at Greengate right now is the Grandfriends Project which is running at St Patrick’s Green. Be sure to read page 2 of the newsletter to find out how the local pre-schoolers have made friends and built strong relationships with the residents of our aged care home. This is such a beautiful example of intergenerational friendships, with multiple benefits to both our aged care residents and the kids.
 
This quarter, St Luke’s Green Woolloongabba celebrated its first birthday. We are so proud of how far our beautiful little village in the big city has come over the past year. It was a great opportunity for our team to sit down and enjoy a party with our awesome group of residents. We loved catching up with our retirement and aged care residents – it’s because of them that our Brisbane village feels so much like home and we will always be thankful of that. 
 
St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra continued to be a hive of activity over the past few months. It seems nothing can slow down our active community in the Eastern Suburbs. The retirement residents at Maroubra have been out cruising on the Sydney harbour, participating in falls prevention programs, and running the most beautiful ANZAC Day service, just to name a few things. This quarter, the team at St Brigid’s Green passed accreditation and met all 44 outcomes required for Australian aged care homes. This was a fantastic and well-deserved result for our hardworking team.
 
Every Greengate Village aims to enrich the lives of their residents. Through safety, security, lifestyle options, and strong communities of friendly people, our villages can provide you with the retirement lifestyle you're looking for. If you’re thinking about downsizing, be sure to take a look at our apartments for sale. For more information, or to book a private tour, please call us today on 07 3129 9075 or email stlukesgreen@greengate.com.au