Retirement living directory for Over 55's

Day of Fun and Fitness During Veterans Health Week

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Day of Fun and Fitness During Veterans Health Week

Veterans tried their hand at ring toss, bowls and a variety of other activities when Bolton Clarke’s Fairview retirement community held its annual day of mischief on 24 October.

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Magic in the Kitchen at Jewells Lifestyle Community

Friday, October 6, 2017

Magic in the Kitchen at Jewells Lifestyle Community

What could a group retirees and a class of 14 year olds possibly have in common? As the two recently came across each other in the Avondale School classroom kitchens, the answer quickly became apparent.

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Anglicare Invests $70 Million in Rooty Hill

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Anglicare Invests $70 Million in Rooty Hill

Anglicare is building a $70 million retirement community in Rooty Hill which includes 160 retirement living units and a 90-room residential aged care home. 

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Serge’s Model Hobby

Monday, October 2, 2017

Serge’s Model Hobby

Villa Maria Catholic Homes supports thousands of seniors who inspire every day. Yesterday was International Day of Older Persons, aimed at celebrating the talents and contributions of seniors in our communities. 

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Akhter Hits New Heights With 10 Dares Challenge

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Akhter Hits New Heights With 10 Dares Challenge

Akhter Rahman braved the skies above West Beach today to become to oldest person ever to take on the ‘MegaJump’ at Mega Adventure aerial park. The 75-year-old took on the challenge as part of The Exchange’s 10 Dares Challenge, an initiative of ACH Group’s Exchange membership program.

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Alec and Joan Celebrate 70 Years of Love and Laughter

Friday, September 22, 2017

Alec and Joan Celebrate 70 Years of Love and Laughter

Alec and Joan Gagino are the warmest and friendliest couple who have a wicked sense of humour. They also have a love story that movies about and still make each other laugh today. The couple in their nineties have lived at Bolton Clarke Inverpine Retirement Village in Murrumba Downs for over twenty years and on 14 September they celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary.

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The Benefits of Having a Furry Friend

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Benefits of Having a Furry Friend

Living in a pet friendly retirement resort is good for your health! No matter what age, the benefits of regular contact with animals can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase physical activity among other things.

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Local Seniors Embrace New Community

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Local Seniors Embrace New Community

The opening of St Luke’s Green, surrounding the beautifully restored St Luke’s Church, heralds a new era in retirement living and aged care in Woolloongabba. 

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Pets A Priority When Finding A Retirement Village

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pets A Priority When Finding A Retirement Village

For elderly pet owners who often live alone, pets can help reduce stress, increase social interaction and physical activity. That’s why at Baptistcare retirement villages, small pets are welcome.

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Display Villa At Northwood Retirement Village

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Display Villa At Northwood Retirement Village

Anglican Care Northwood Retirement Living was originally developed in 2007 by a private developer, with stage one consisting of twelve one and two bedroom villas.

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Walking with Confidence - Success in Numbers

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Walking with Confidence - Success in Numbers

The popular Walking with Confidence program produced by Catholic Healthcare’s Health and Wellness Unit has commenced its first pilot group session, increasing the strength, balance and mobility of Croydon’s Retirement Living Village residents.

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Grand Opening of the Community Centre at Bellarine Springs

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Grand Opening of the Community Centre at Bellarine Springs

You are invited to attend the grand opening of the new, state-of-the-art Community Centre at Bellarine Springs retirement village. Join in the celebrations and get a first-hand look at the cutting-edge Community Centre, which has been purpose-built for village residents to undertake all the activities with the utmost versatility that they dare to imagine. 

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Country Club Villages: Open Days

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Country Club Villages: Open Days

You're invited to join Country Club Villages for Open Day events at their retirement villages.

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Baldwin Living Northside - 10th Birthday Fair and Open Day

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Baldwin Living Northside - 10th Birthday Fair and Open Day

You're invited to join Baldwin Living Northside to celebrate their 10th Birthday. On the day there will be stalls, entertainment, morning tea and a sausage sizzle. You will also have the opportunity to take a village tour.

 

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Growing Cohort of Homeless Seniors Need Your Help

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Growing Cohort of Homeless Seniors Need Your Help

This National Homelessness Week the IRT Foundation is asking for your support to help older people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Nature Inspires SALA Artists

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Nature Inspires SALA Artists

A love of the natural world is the inspiration behind ACH Group’s South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival works this year.

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Churches of Christ Care Regency Park Residents Shine On

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Churches of Christ Care Regency Park Residents Shine On

Shine WOMEN is a personal development program that aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to develop greater self-awareness and personal growth. It reinforces the uniqueness of every individual and celebrates their different strengths, qualities and skills. It also addresses issues such as low self-esteem, poor self-acceptance, condemnation, low confidence and those negative core beliefs formed from childhood that may have impacted negatively on the individual.

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Illawarra's M2M Challenge More Age-Friendly

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Illawarra's M2M Challenge More Age-Friendly

People of all ages will participate in Greenacres' Mountain to Mountain Challenge, thanks to a new short course being trialled by IRT.

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Villa Maria Catholic Homes: Us Two

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Villa Maria Catholic Homes: Us Two

Retired nurse, Dorothy O’Meara, 90, is one of the original residents of Corpus Christi Village in Clayton. Since the passing of her husband John, her friendship with Joan Waters, an ex-classical singer from Cairns, has deepened.  It’s connections like this one, that can make life in a retirement village that much richer.

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Performer’s Choice Awarded to Yukana Resident

Thursday, July 6, 2017

 Performer’s Choice Awarded to Yukana Resident

Sonia Grevell has been living at Yukana Retirement Village for just over 11 years now. She loves the fact that she lives within a tight knit community that offers her the security of having close friends and staff close at hand.

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Five Steps to Retirement Living with Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Five Steps to Retirement Living with Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Making the move into a retirement village can be a daunting task. Villa Maria Catholic Homes have prepared an easy step-by-step guide to help you navigate your way to moving into your dream retirement community.

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Meeting Puts Spotlight On Younger Onset Dementia

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Meeting Puts Spotlight On Younger Onset Dementia

Kate Swaffer was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 49 and since then she has written books and spoken around the world as a leading authority on the condition.

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Stitching Up a New Challenge at ACH Group

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stitching Up a New Challenge at ACH Group

Lloyd Millar is not one to let gender stereotypes get in the way of a hobby. The former draughtsman, woodwork teacher and ACH Group resident is also a keen embroiderer.

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$18,000 invested in Sydney's age-friendly communities

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

$18,000 invested in Sydney's age-friendly communities

IRT Group's IRT Foundation has announced $80,000 in Community Grants for 10 community projects that will encourage social participation for older people in need.

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Baptistcare Riverside Salter Point Keeping Seniors Fit and Active

Friday, June 16, 2017

Baptistcare Riverside Salter Point Keeping Seniors Fit and Active

A new bowling green recently opened for retirement living residents at Baptistcare Riverside Salter Point, with a special barbecue attended by residents, family, friends and Baptistcare staff. Everyone had the opportunity to try their hand at a friendly game of bowls at the event.

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