News & Events

BaptistCare The Gracewood Stage Two Now Open

Friday, November 25, 2016

BaptistCare The Gracewood Stage Two Now Open

The Hon. Ray Williams MP, Member for Castle Hill and Hills Shire Mayor, Yvonne Keane, joined BaptistCare for the official opening of Stage 2 of Kellyville’s multi-award winning independent living community, BaptistCare The Gracewood, on 22 November 2016.

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Carrington Wins Camden Council Garden Competition

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Carrington Wins Camden Council Garden Competition

The Chief Executive of Carrington, Raad Richards had great pleasure in congratulating the Grounds and Garden Team lead by Joe Galea following the announcement of once again being awarded First Place in the Camden Council Garden Competition, Professional Garden category.  “Carrington has dominated in this category over recent years”, Mr Richards said.

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Apartments with Amazing Views Available at Rivervue

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Apartments with Amazing Views Available at Rivervue

Rivervue has recently launched stunning apartment-style retirement living, with amazing river views and spectacular views over the golf course.

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Solar Panels Now Included at Orianna Sandstone Point

Friday, November 18, 2016

Solar Panels Now Included at Orianna Sandstone Point

Are you looking for more value in your next, pre-retirement home? Nowadays there are a lot of options to choose from in the over 50’s lifestyle market, but did you know that brand new homes at Orianna Lifestyle Resort Sandstone Point now come with solar as standard?

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New Community Housing Open for Lismore Seniors

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New Community Housing Open for Lismore Seniors

The need for low-cost housing for seniors in the Northern Rivers was under the spotlight yesterday with the official opening of BaptistCare’s new community housing development in Lismore.

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Retirement Living Information Day

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Retirement Living Information Day

Discover how easy it can be to enjoy a dynamic and carefree lifestyle at the Bellarine Springs Information Day on Wednesday 30th November 2016. Come along to Bellarine Springs from 10.30am to 12.30pm and get to know more about the village community, a new independent living retirement village on twenty four acres of beautiful gardens and parkland.

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One Hundred Trained Volunteers For BaptistCare's Pastoral Care Program

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

One Hundred Trained Volunteers For BaptistCare's Pastoral Care Program

BaptistCare’s Volunteer Pastoral Care Program has reached a milestone of 100 trained pastoral care volunteers across New South Wales providing emotional and spiritual support to seniors either in their own homes or in BaptistCare residential aged care homes or retirement villages.

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Baldwin Living Sequana: Spacious Home Designs for Easy Living Now Selling

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Baldwin Living Sequana: Spacious Home Designs for Easy Living Now Selling

Baldwin Living Sequana are inviting you to be part of something new. Spoil yourself with the peaceful, relaxed life you promised yourself in retirement, while still being a part of a vibrant local community.

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Flinders University Fit To Work Study

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Flinders University Fit To Work Study

Are you an Older Australian, and interested in finding out about your fitness and health? Flinders University is conducting a study of the health and fitness of older adults in South Australia. The current retirement age is 65 years, and this will be raised to 67 years within the next 7 years. It is therefore important to understand how healthy and fit older adults are, and how this may relate to employment.

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Ted Shares His Story at the Festival of Ideas

Monday, October 24, 2016

Ted Shares His Story at the Festival of Ideas

Yesterday, author Ted Setnikar shared the story of his harrowing childhood and journey to a happier life as part of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas (AFoI).

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Free Health Checks to Help You Live Longer and Stronger

Friday, October 21, 2016

Free Health Checks to Help You Live Longer and Stronger

By having some simple tests and seeking professional advice, you can take positive steps towards maintaining good health and avoiding chronic illness like kidney and cardiovascular disease.

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Baptistcare: Retirement Living at its Best

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Baptistcare: Retirement Living at its Best

John and Wynne Andrew have been enjoying life at Baptistcare Riverside for two years. They call their home “retirement living at its best”. From Baptistcare’s nine retirement lifestyle villages with a variety of options for a range of lifestyle preferences and budgets, John and Wynne found one that suits their needs perfectly.

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High demand for quality retirement living units in the Hills

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

High demand for quality retirement living units in the Hills

Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV) will launch 31 new retirement living apartments in Castle Hill on 20 and 21 October for those who have already registered their interest.

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ARV Open Day

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ARV Open Day

Discover what retirement living is like at ARV Castle Hill.

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Mohamed Begins a New Chapter

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mohamed Begins a New Chapter

Adelaide cabinet maker Mohamed Sayed Evans’ love of calligraphy is helping shape a new career as an artist and teacher at the age of 77.  

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Country Club Villages Open Day & Morning Tea

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Country Club Villages Open Day & Morning Tea

You’re invited to attend an Open Day and morning tea at Country Club Villages!

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Masquerade Ball Raises Over $20,000 for Age-Friendly Communities

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Masquerade Ball Raises Over $20,000 for Age-Friendly Communities

Wollongong's business, community and care sectors dug deep at last months Neverland masquerade ball, raising $22,230 to help the IRT Foundation continue its work creating age-friendly communities.

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Helping Hand's Enterprising Partnership with UniSA

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Helping Hand's Enterprising Partnership with UniSA

The University of South Australia (UniSA) and Helping Hand are celebrating 20 years of enterprising and fruitful partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will underpin their ongoing collaboration.

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Ability to Make Your Own Decisions

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ability to Make Your Own Decisions

Who will decide for you or act on your behalf if you can’t decide for yourself? We often prepare a will for after we pass away, but what happens when you are living but unable to decide for yourself?

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Furnishing a Comfortable Future

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Furnishing a Comfortable Future

Two local Boonah businesses have partnered to showcase the best in retirement living. Churches of Christ Care’s Fassifern Retirement Village has joined with Boonah Furniture Court to furnish a display unit with some of the latest looks.

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Mary and Judy tackle the Cane2Coral Fun Run

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mary and Judy tackle the Cane2Coral Fun Run

RSL Care Fairways Retirement Village Manager Judy Riley has participated in the Bundaberg Cane2Coral Fun Run alongside her resident 88 year old Mary Smith.

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The Ideal Age to Move Into a Retirement Village

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Ideal Age to Move Into a Retirement Village

People often wonder what the perfect age is to move into a retirement village. Generally, many people move in as soon as they turn 55 and others wait until they are 75 or older. There’s no real perfect age – you move when you feel ready!

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Why a Regular Fitness Routine is the Key to Ageing Well

Monday, September 19, 2016

Why a Regular Fitness Routine is the Key to Ageing Well

Everyone knows that exercise is important, but even more so as we age. A regular fitness routine is vital to ensure we keep our physical and mental health in tip top condition.

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10 Quotes from Children’s Books That Inspire People of All Ages

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

10 Quotes from Children’s Books That Inspire People of All Ages

It’s surprising how poignant and relevant phrases from childhood books can be as we get older. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites:

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Things to Consider Before You Retire

Monday, September 12, 2016

Things to Consider Before You Retire

The prospect of retiring after years of hard work is something many of us look forward to. For you, the end of your working life may be in sight but sometimes the temptation to retire early is too strong for some to resist.

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What is Independent Living?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

What is Independent Living?

When people think about leaving their family home, they often picture having to move into a residential aged care home (nursing home). Independent living offers a great middle ground, providing accommodation in a secure and private environment, while still allowing you to continue doing all the things you love.

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Alzheimer’s: 10 Warning Signs

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Alzheimer’s: 10 Warning Signs

Today (September 1) marks the beginning of Dementia Awareness Month. At the beginning of 2016, there were over 353,800 people living with some form of dementia in Australia. This number is expected to increase to more than 400,000 in less than five years. 

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RSL Care Baycrest Community Farewells Local Manager

Thursday, August 25, 2016

RSL Care Baycrest Community Farewells Local Manager

The residents and staff of RSL Care Baycrest Retirement Village held a party to farewell Village Manager, Julie Poole. 

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Regency Residents Jumping for Joy

Monday, August 15, 2016

Regency Residents Jumping for Joy

A group of Warwick locals have drawn on inspiration from Native Americans and a bohemian past for their tribute to Jumpers and Jazz. Over 30 residents from Churches of Christ Care’s Regency Park Retirement Village joined together to create a feature tree complete with life size models.

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5 Tips for a Healthy & Happy Life

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

5 Tips for a Healthy & Happy Life

A healthy lifestyle in retirement is as important as ever. Hand in hand with good nutrition, a healthy and well balanced lifestyle can help you achieve optimal health so you have more time to enjoy your freedom.

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Finding the Perfect Retirement Village

Friday, August 5, 2016

Finding the Perfect Retirement Village

The perfect retirement village can mean something different to everyone. When looking for the perfect place to retire, you need to look for certain characteristics that accommodates your retirement needs.

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Top 10 Leisure Activities in Retirement Communities

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Top 10 Leisure Activities in Retirement Communities

Moving into a retirement village or community doesn’t mean you can no longer stay active. Many retirement villages throughout Australia offer an abundance of ways for you to stay fit, healthy and social. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular activities in retirement communities.

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Bold ideas for City Centre sites

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bold ideas for City Centre sites

Penrith Council’s bold vision to reimagine two key City Centre sites has paid off. A site on Reserve Street will be transformed into a quality development for older residents, looking to downsize while staying in the Penrith area. Council has chosen award-winning Greengate Development Pty Ltd to develop the site into a premier aged care facility.

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Food: Bringing People Together At BaptistCare The Gracewood

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Food: Bringing People Together At BaptistCare The Gracewood

It was a coup when BaptistCare secured the talents of Chamara Pathiranage as its Chef across its Macquarie Park aged care services in 2009. Chamara now opens The Gracewood restaurant each month & delivers his famous curries to customers & employees at BaptistCare’s Macquarie Park café & Support Services site each Friday. 

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$150k to make Australian communities more age-friendly

Friday, July 29, 2016

$150k to make Australian communities more age-friendly

Age-friendly advocacy body IRT Foundation has announced $150,000 in funding for 12 successful recipients of its Community Grants Program.

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High Tea at Waterbrook Lifestyle Resorts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

High Tea at Waterbrook Lifestyle Resorts

You're invited to attend High Tea at the beautiful Waterbrook Lifestyle Resorts to help support the Steven Walter Children's Cancer Foundation. 

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BaptistCare (Community Services & Head Offce) earns accreditation as White Ribbon Workplace

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BaptistCare (Community Services & Head Offce) earns accreditation as White Ribbon Workplace

BaptistCare, in its ongoing commitment to address domestic and family violence in our communities, has been accredited as a White Ribbon Workplace, at both its Head Office and all Community Services sites.

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Infinity Constructions Group appointed to build Parkside at IRT Pioneer Place

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Infinity Constructions Group appointed to build Parkside at IRT Pioneer Place

IRT Group has announced Infinity Constructions Group Pty Ltd has been appointed as the builder of its exciting new development — Parkside at IRT Pioneer Place.

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Churches of Christ Care Welcomes New Toowoomba Retirement Villages

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Churches of Christ Care Welcomes New Toowoomba Retirement Villages

A welcome afternoon tea with Assisi Court and Kilkivan residents was held on earlier this month at Churches of Christ Care's Nubeena Retirement Village.

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CEO Appointed to Steer Anglicare's New Course

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CEO Appointed to Steer Anglicare's New Course

The Anglican Community Services Board has appointed Grant Millard to the role of CEO of the new organisation resulting from this month’s merger of Anglicare Sydney and Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV)

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Applications now open for the Age-Friendly Illawarra Business Award

Friday, July 15, 2016

Applications now open for the Age-Friendly Illawarra Business Award

Age-friendly businesses can apply by 29 July to have their work recognised by the Illawarra Business Chamber. For a third year, IRT Group's IRT Foundation is supporting the 2016 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards -  Excellence in Age-Friendly Business Award.

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Major Milestone for St Luke's Green

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Major Milestone for St Luke's Green

St Luke's Green Retirement Village celebrated a major milestone last week when they unveiled their Display Apartment and hosted an opening event for residents. 

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Australian Unity: Tea & Bickies with Graham

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Australian Unity: Tea & Bickies with Graham

Graham, 74, is a resident of Australian Unity’s Willandra Village Retirement Community in Cromer, New South Wales. He lives a full and active life in the Northern Beaches by day, but Graham has a secret double life helping young people in crisis.

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RSL Care Westhaven Supports the Pozieres Memorial

Friday, July 8, 2016

RSL Care Westhaven Supports the Pozieres Memorial

The residents of RSL Care Westhaven Social Committee are working with the Pozieres Remembrance Association to build a memorial at the Pozieres site in France where thousands of Australian Soldiers lost their lives in WWI. 

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RSL Care Westhaven Village Manager Shines in Toowoomba

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

RSL Care Westhaven Village Manager Shines in Toowoomba

RSL Care Westhaven Retirement Village Manager, Vanessa Nugent has been named a finalist in the National Manager of the Year (MOTY) Awards.

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Rev’d Dr Lucy Morris leaves Baptistcare after eight years as CEO

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Rev’d Dr Lucy Morris leaves Baptistcare after eight years as CEO

Baptistcare Chief Executive Officer, Rev’d Dr Lucy Morris, will be leaving the organisation on 29 July 2016 after eight years in the role.

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ACT seniors flock to Career Check Up Expo

Friday, July 1, 2016

ACT seniors flock to Career Check Up Expo

Over 200 ACT seniors participated in the Territory's first Career Check Up Expo for Mature Workers in Belconnen on Wednesday June 29. The Expo was a joint initiative of IRT Foundation, the ACT Government and the Australian Human Rights Commission and was designed to help people over the age of 45 plan for an encore career.

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Warrigal Shell Cove Construction Update

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Warrigal Shell Cove Construction Update

Construction of Warrigal Shell Cove – the heart of the Marina, is well underway and future residents are excited to see their new homes taking shape. 

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Residents roar back to the 20s and all that jazz

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Residents roar back to the 20s and all that jazz

The residents of RSL Care Inverpine Retirement Village at Murrumba Downs have been transported back to the roaring 1920’s with a black and gold, Great Gatsby themed prohibition party. 

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BaptistCare Angus Bristow Now Home For Cowboy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BaptistCare Angus Bristow Now Home For Cowboy

The former Chaplain of the Cowboys and card-carrying Queensland supporter, Phil Macquire, will enjoy watching his team play for glory from the comfort of his new village home at BaptistCare Angus Bristow

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Bush Basher Retirees Hit the Road

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bush Basher Retirees Hit the Road

Proving that age should never get in the way of a good time, a merry crew from Churches of Christ Care Bribie Island and Woorim Retirement Villages hit the road recently for a visit to Esk, for a rousing performance by a talented group of locals.

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Get 50% Off The Retirement Living Handbook

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Get 50% Off The Retirement Living Handbook

It's almost the end of the financial year and the Aged Care Gurus are having a stocktake sale! Order your copy of the Retirement Living Handbook before 1 July 2016 and enter coupon code 'stocktake sale' to receive 50% off your order (regular postage charges apply). Click here to buy. 

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RSL Care Inverpine Serves Up Delicious Fare at the Annual Winter Fun Fair

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RSL Care Inverpine Serves Up Delicious Fare at the Annual Winter Fun Fair

On Saturday 11 June, RSL Care Inverpine at Murrumba Downs hosted their annual fundraiser the famous Winter Fair. Each year the event raises funds to support extra programs for the Residents.

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Brand New Luxury Apartments at Mayflower Brighton

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Brand New Luxury Apartments at Mayflower Brighton

Be one of the first to own one of these exclusive apartments at Henshall Close by Mayflower Brighton.

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Wesley Mission Brisbane Aldersgate at Red Hill Open Day

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wesley Mission Brisbane Aldersgate at Red Hill Open Day

You're invited to join Wesley Mission Brisbane at their Aldersgate at Red Hill retirement village Open Day on Saturday June 25th 2016.

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ARV Open Day

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ARV Open Day

Join ARV at their Glenhaven Green Open Day to discover what retirement living is all about.

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Country Club Village June/July Open Days & Luncheons

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Country Club Village June/July Open Days & Luncheons

Country Club Villages are once again opening their doors and hosting open days and resident & guest luncheons at their retirement villages throughout June and July.

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Seniors And Community Sector Urge PM To Hold Firm On Superannuation

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Seniors And Community Sector Urge PM To Hold Firm On Superannuation

Australia’s peak seniors and community sector organisations have urged the Prime Minister to stand firm on the Government’s commitment to deliver the fairer superannuation system announced in the 2016 Budget.

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St Brigid's Green Awarded Best Retirement Village Development

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

St Brigid's Green Awarded Best Retirement Village Development

Greengate was the proud recipient of the prestigious 2016 Award for Best Retirement Village Development for St Brigid’s Green, Maroubra at the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards on June 3.

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DIY Herb Gardens Perfect for Small Spaces

Thursday, June 2, 2016

DIY Herb Gardens Perfect for Small Spaces

If you live in a retirement village or independent living unit or apartment, these compact and functional DIY herb gardens are perfect for small backyards, courtyard spaces, balconies and even the kitchen bench.

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Masonic Care Queensland's Townsville Retirement Village Upgrade Complete

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Masonic Care Queensland's Townsville Retirement Village Upgrade Complete

Upgrades to the retirement living villas and community facilities at Masonic Care Queensland's Corinthian Court Retirement Village in Townsville are now complete.

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LGBTI-friendly Award for Uniting

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LGBTI-friendly Award for Uniting

Uniting has been named as one of Australia’s Top 10 LGBTI-friendly employers, and the best Not-For-Profit employer of LGBTI people in Australia in the 2016 Pride in Diversity Awards – ACON’s industry awards which recognise Australia’s most inclusive places to work.

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Fun Times at Corpus Christi High Tea

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fun Times at Corpus Christi High Tea

A fun atmosphere and great food were just some of the highlights of the recent Corpus Christi high tea. Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) invited the community along to the boutique village in Clayton where they got a chance to take a tour, view the units available for sale and talk to people living at the retirement village.

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IRT Welcomes JRPP Approval of Kanahooka Seniors Housing Development

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

IRT Welcomes JRPP Approval of Kanahooka Seniors Housing Development

IRT welcomes the decision of the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to approve their newest seniors housing development at Kanahooka. 

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When Should I Start Looking for a Retirement Village?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

When Should I Start Looking for a Retirement Village?

Finding the right retirement village for you is a process than can take weeks, months or even years. Timing in this search is so important. If you start looking too soon, you may end up with a house, apartment or unit you’re not quite ready for. But if you leave it too late, you may not be able to find a spot in the retirement villages you love.

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IRT Welcomes $60K Grant for Mature Age Workers Expo

Thursday, May 12, 2016

IRT Welcomes $60K Grant for Mature Age Workers Expo

IRT Group's IRT Foundation this week welcomed a $59,350 grant from the NSW Government to help fund a Career Check Up Expo for mature age workers in the Illawarra. 

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Spotlight Shines On 1,500 Happy Volunteers at Churches of Christ Care

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spotlight Shines On 1,500 Happy Volunteers at Churches of Christ Care

Churches of Christ Care in Queensland joins the nation in celebrating the significant role volunteers play within our community this National Volunteers Week, with the theme ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’.

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Learn About Retirement Living at Corpus Christi Retirement Village

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Learn About Retirement Living at Corpus Christi Retirement Village

Learn about retirement living and enjoy a complimentary high tea at Corpus Christi Retirement Village.

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Townsville Freemasons Donate Funds to Enhance Residents’ Lives

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Townsville Freemasons Donate Funds to Enhance Residents’ Lives

Residents at Masonic Care Queensland in Townsville have benefitted from a raft of new improvements paid for by the local Freemasons' Fete Committee and District Board of Benevolence.

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Churches of Christ Care Welcomes Chesterville Retirement Village

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Churches of Christ Care Welcomes Chesterville Retirement Village

Churches of Christ Care is set to help more Australians enjoy the retirement lifestyle they’ve always wanted with the acquisition of Chesterville Retirement Village in Victoria.

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Country Club Villages Open Day & Luncheon

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Country Club Villages Open Day & Luncheon

Country Club Villages are hosting a Resident & Guest Luncheon at their Rosebank and Meadow Gardens retirement villages.

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Villa Maria Catholic Homes - Shanagolden Village Open Day

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Villa Maria Catholic Homes - Shanagolden  Village Open Day

Looking for a fun way to enjoy your Saturday and learn about retirement living all at the one place? Villa Maria Catholic Homes is hosting an open day at Shanagolden Village, in Pakenham, on Saturday May 21 to showcase the wonderful retirement lifestyle on offer.

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Inspiring People of Warrigal Photography Exhibition

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Inspiring People of Warrigal Photography Exhibition

Warrigal is celebrating Go Grey In May and the contribution older people make to our lives with an exhibition of photographed Inspiring People of Warrigal.

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Facebook Campaign Promotes ANZAC Day Online

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Facebook Campaign Promotes ANZAC Day Online

What does Anzac Day mean to you? That's the question national seniors' lifestyle and care provider IRT Group is asking Facebook users this Anzac Day. 

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Australia Ranked 3rd in Global Pension Index

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Australia Ranked 3rd in Global Pension Index

A slight drop in the index of Australia’s retirement savings system has seen it slip into third in the 2015 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI), acting as a reminder that despite being world-class, Australia needs further reform to continue to improve the retirement income system.

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Join COTA's Federal Election Panel

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Join COTA's Federal Election Panel

COTA Australia is establishing a panel of older Australians for the 2016 Federal election. The panel will be involved in helping COTA provide feedback to political parties on issues and policies that impact older Australians. 

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5 Reasons to Love Being Retired

Monday, April 18, 2016

5 Reasons to Love Being Retired

When you eventually decide to retire, there is one important thing to remember – retirement isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning!

You can choose to make your retirement lifestyle as adventurous or laidback as you want. We’ve come up five great things about being retired. What else would you add to this list? Let us know by commenting here! 

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105-year-old ‘Granny Daisy’s’ Art Receives Worldwide Acclaim

Thursday, April 14, 2016

105-year-old ‘Granny Daisy’s’ Art Receives Worldwide Acclaim

Daisy Loongkoonan is a quietly spoken Aboriginal elder of the Nyikina people who live in the remote Kimberley region.  At the ripe old age of 95, she discovered she had an unknown talent. 

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Victorian-First Multicultural Centre Opens

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Victorian-First Multicultural Centre Opens

Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) has been hailed as a leader in caring for culturally diverse seniors by the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs.

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Floorplans released for Baldwin Living Sequana Development

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Floorplans released for Baldwin Living Sequana Development

The new developement at Baldwin Living Sequana is progressing with the flooplan and 3D design models now available to view.

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World War II Runner, 100 and Still Going Strong

Friday, April 8, 2016

World War II Runner, 100 and Still Going Strong

Distinguished World War II Veteran Lindsay Boyd of RSL Care Moreton Shores has celebrated his 100th Birthday on Tuesday 29 March surrounded by friends and family. 

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New Research to Inform Older Australians' Health Decisions

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Research to Inform Older Australians' Health Decisions

IRT Foundation has announced almost $160,000 in Research Grant funding for two new studies into the health care decisions of older Australians.

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You're Invited to the Baldwin Living Sequana Open Day

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

You're Invited to the Baldwin Living Sequana Open Day

Join Baldwin Living at their Sequana retirement village on April 21st for a morning tea and tour of the village.

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Terry & Janet: Still Growing Old Together

Friday, April 1, 2016

Terry & Janet: Still Growing Old Together

From their early days, Terry and Janet often thought how wonderful it would be to grow old together. Married for 58 years, the couple moved from Sydney to the picturesque seaside town of Forster fifteen years ago to enjoy the relaxed coastal lifestyle of swimming, lawn bowls and golf.

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Get Organised with Springtime Relocation Services

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Get Organised with Springtime Relocation Services

If you are looking to make the big move into aged care or a retirement village, the team from Springtime Relocation Services are here to help!

Springtime provides relocation support and decluttering services to seniors and their families. They understand the stress associated with moving out of the family home and preparing it for sale. It can be physically challenging, stressful and extremely time consuming.

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Australians intend to work longer than ever before

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Australians intend to work longer than ever before

Australians aged 45 years and over are intending to work longer than ever before, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. In the survey conducted in 2014-15, 71 per cent of persons intended to retire at the age of 65 years or over, up from 66 per cent in last survey result of 2012-13 and 48 per cent in 2004-05. 

 

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40 Years of Volunteering and John’s Still Going Strong

Thursday, March 24, 2016

40 Years of Volunteering and John’s Still Going Strong

RSL Care Carrington resident John Lee is a very special man; he is an active and social member of the residential community but what makes him truly special is the 40 years he has spent volunteering with the State Emergency Service. 

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What is a Retirement Village?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What is a Retirement Village?

A retirement village is a complex of residential units or a number of small residential dwellings on common land. The units can either be owned by private company or owned and run by non-profit organisations.

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Uniting Big Move 2016: Dance Against Dementia

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Uniting Big Move 2016: Dance Against Dementia

On 30 March, 2016 crowds will gather on the steps of the Sydney Opera House to participate in the 2016 Uniting Big Move dance against dementia to raise awareness of the importance of staying active as we get older.

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Retirement Living with Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Retirement Living with Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Retirement villages and apartments by Villa Maria Catholic Homes are located throughout Victoria and have been thoughtfully designed with long-term comfort, peace of mind and security in mind. 

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Celebrate Seniors Week with St Brigid's Green

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Celebrate Seniors Week with St Brigid's Green

St Brigid's Green is celebrating Seniors Week by hosting a variety of engaging seminars and education sessions, presented by leading professionals and special guests. 

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New Expo to Help ACT Seniors Plan Their Encore Career

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Expo to Help ACT Seniors Plan Their Encore Career

Older Australians who plan for an encore career are less likely to wind up jobless, according to a recent report by National Seniors Australia, but a majority of seniors don't believe career planning is relevant to them.

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A Welcoming Smile at Uniting

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Welcoming Smile at Uniting

A welcoming smile permanently on her face, it’s easy to see Rosemary loves chatting to the residents at Uniting Wesley Gardens Belrose - and making them feel right at home. Softly spoken with a warm, gentle approach, Rosemary also has an incredible drive to make things happen. Which makes for a great recipe for the perfect volunteer.

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St Patrick’s Day Celebration

Friday, March 11, 2016

St Patrick’s Day Celebration

Looking for a fun way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and also visit a friendly and welcoming retirement village? Shanagolden Village, in Pakenham, is holding a morning tea to celebrate the day from 11am to 12.30pm on Thursday March 17.

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Energy to Spare

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Energy to Spare

Energy+ Illawarra (E+I) has reached a key project milestone this week with the installation of key household devices that will support older people with improved in home energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort or well-being.

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The Rewards of Giving

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Rewards of Giving

Alistair and Shirley Lloyd have spent almost 59 years of their married life giving – whether it is through fostering more than 70 babies or adopting two children with disabilities and this is on top of raising their own three children.

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Making the Move into a Retirement Village

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Making the Move into a Retirement Village

Leaving behind the family home and moving into a retirement village is a big change which can be hard and stressful for many people. If you have decided to make the move into a retirement village, we’ve come up with some helpful tips and hints to assist you with the process.

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Retirement Living with RSL Care

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Retirement Living with RSL Care

Living in an RSL Care retirement village provides you with a safe and secure home within a social community, allowing you to enjoy your freedom and independence. 

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Fashion Parade Open Day at Baldwin Living Northside

Friday, February 26, 2016

Fashion Parade Open Day at Baldwin Living Northside

Join staff and residents at Baldwin Living Northside for an Open Day and a look at the new season collection from That’s Me - the label by Margot Mott.

 

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One Big Happy Family at BaptistCare The Gracewood

Thursday, February 25, 2016

One Big Happy Family at BaptistCare The Gracewood

Plans for 40 new luxury independent living apartments have been unveiled with the final release of Stage 2 of Kellyville’s award winning community, BaptistCare The Gracewood.

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