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A darn tootin’ good time

on the Friday, April 4, 2014

Residents of a Brisbane retirement village spent days preparing for their final summer bash last month, a darn tootin’ country hoedown held onsite in their own lounge.

Buntings and balloon farm animals decorated the “barn” at Tall Trees Caboolture, and tables were set accordingly with hessian runners and milk bottle vases showing off gumnuts from local eucalypts.

Resident Cheryl was impressed with the way everyone embraced the theme, even the kitchen staff, who served up a wholesome country meal of roast lamb and apple pie.

But her real highlight was on the dance floor, where toe-tapping quickly turned into an exhilarating round of dips and twirls.

“I didn’t think I could do it anymore but even I got up and danced,” Cheryl said.

Resident Betty got into the mood with a costume of jeans, worn tee shirt and cowboy hat, and she wasn’t the only one who committed herself.

“The music was bright and gay and even the singers were dressed up,” Betty said.

Around 85 revellers turned out for the event, from both host Tall Trees Caboolture and the nearby Tall Trees Redland Bay.

Tall Trees Caboolture resident Mary said the dance was a great way to build camaraderie between the two villages.

“Our friends from Redland Bay joined us which was just wonderful,” she said.

Tall Trees Caboolture lifestyle coordinator Kerri Stockham said onsite events were a fantastic opportunity for less mobile residents to socialise, as well as contribute their creative input towards preparations.

Kerri aims to organise similar themed events every two months, much to the appreciation of the village residency.

“We’re very blessed to have Kerri,” skited Betty.

“She goes out of her way to help us prepare all the decorations and make sure everything is perfect.”

Image: residents pose with the roosters and pigs upon entry to the hoedown.

Wivenhoe Village takes out top honours at UDIA awards

on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Earlier this month, Wivenhoe Village at Kirkham Rise was crowned the winner of the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Award for Excellence in Retirement Living 2018.  The UDIA awards are designed to highlight innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in urban development across NSW and the ACT. This is the second award that Wivenhoe Village has been honoured to receive this year.  In May, Wivenhoe Village was recognised as the best retirement village nationally by the Property Council of Australia. 

Get A Taste Of Retirement Living At Bethanie Waters

on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

If you are thinking about a retirement village or it’s time to do some research on behalf of your loved ones, join Bethanie for some afternoon refreshments and the opportunity to explore what life would be like in the safe surrounds of Bethanie Waters in Port Kennedy.

Wivenhoe Village awarded top award for best retirement living development

on Monday, June 4, 2018

Wivenhoe Village at Kirkham Rise has taken out the top award for the most outstanding retirement living development nationally in the Property Council of Australia annual awards.

Retirement Living Explained In Free Seminar

on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bethanie, Western Australia’s most recognised not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider, is pleased to be bringing Retirement Living expert and author Rachel Lane to Perth on the 6Th & 7th June for a series of free seminars on what you need to know about making the right decisions when it comes to retirement living.

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