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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

 Performerâs 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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Yukana Retirement Village Under New Management

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Yukana Retirement Village Under New Management

Yukana has been delivering on its promise to continually provide high quality support and services to residents and their families for more than 25 years.

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Baldwin Living Northside - Winter Morning Tea & Open Day

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Baldwin Living Northside - Winter Morning Tea & Open Day

You are invited to join Baldwin Living Northside for a Winter Morning Tea on Tuesday June 27th. 

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Warrigal Wins Gold

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Warrigal Wins Gold

Warrigal has been named as a Gold Partner under the New South Wales Government's Sustainability Gold Program.

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RSL Care Fernhill Celebrates Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Friday, June 9, 2017

RSL Care Fernhill Celebrates Australiaâs Biggest Morning Tea

Over 100 residents at the RSL Care Fernhill retirement community joined together for the annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea earlier this month, raising over 2,300 dollars for cancer research in the Caboolture community. 

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Filmmakers Share Migrant Stories

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Filmmakers Share Migrant Stories

Their backgrounds are diverse but they share a common thread: a journey across the world to a new life in Australia.

Six amateur filmmakers will share their migrant stories at a red carpet screening at the Mercury Cinema this month as part of ACH Group’s Good Lives on Film #3 project.

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RSL Care Baycrest Celebrates Pink Week to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

RSL Care Baycrest Celebrates Pink Week to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer

The team at RSL Care Baycrest in Hervey Bay have dressed up in pink, held raffles, concerts, sausage sizzles and morning teas to raise funds for the Hervey Bay branch of the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

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IRT Foundation’s ‘Neverland’ Needs Your Support

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

IRT Foundationâs âNeverlandâ Needs Your Support

IRT Group's IRT Foundation recently launched its annual Neverland Ball fundraising campaign to raise awareness of the issues facing older Australians and support older people in need.

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You Can’t Ask That

Friday, June 2, 2017

You Canât Ask That

Resident of RSL Care Moreton Shores Retirement Village in Thornlands, Lindsay Boyd has just celebrated his first prime time television interview for the tongue-in-cheek ABC program You Can’t Ask That about what life is like as a Centenarian. 

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96 Year Old Enid Inspires Retirement Village Staff to Achieve

Monday, May 29, 2017

96 Year Old Enid Inspires Retirement Village Staff to Achieve

Nonagenarian Enid Webster is somewhat a celebrity in Cooranbong, in particular to fellow residents of her Avondale Lifestyle Community retirement village.

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IRT to Help Design Seniors' Housing of the Future

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

IRT to Help Design Seniors' Housing of the Future

IRT Group has announced that it’s signed up for an Australian-first research project to design the seniors housing of the future.

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550 IRT Volunteers Love Seeing Residents Smile

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

550 IRT Volunteers Love Seeing Residents Smile

“Our volunteers just love it when they see the residents smile. They love it when they see them laughing. And they love it when they see the residents engaged and active.” With these words, IRT Volunteer Coordinator Natalie Shipp sums up the satisfaction IRT Group’s 550 volunteers get out of helping others.

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Never Too Old (or Young) to Volunteer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Never Too Old (or Young) to Volunteer

Betty Gould, 96, lives independently at IRT Kangara Waters in Belconnen and enjoys playing carpet bowls and a weekly game of cards with other residents.

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Disrupting Retirement – RSL Care + RDNS In Major Research Collaboration

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Disrupting Retirement â RSL Care + RDNS In Major Research Collaboration

RSL Care + RDNS and other major industry retirement and residential community operators have come together with QUT’s respected Institute for Future Environments in a research collaboration focused on changing the way we design for ageing Australians.

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Kemira Wins International Innovation of the Year

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kemira Wins International Innovation of the Year

Kemira at IRT William Beach Gardens at Kanahooka has won Innovation of the Year for Service Implementation at the Fifth Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards held in Singapore overnight. 

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Uniting Bowden Brae Normanhurst: Full-steam ahead for makeover

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Uniting Bowden Brae Normanhurst: Full-steam ahead for makeover

Building works will commence this month for the redevelopment and expansion of Uniting independent living units in Normanhurst.

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RSL Care Milford Grange Nonagenarians Kick Up Their Heels

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

RSL Care Milford Grange Nonagenarians Kick Up Their Heels

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pascale was a surprise guest when residents of RSL Care Milford Grange Retirement Community celebrated a mass 90+ birthday party last week.

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How Beauty Point Helps You Stay in Your Own Home

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How Beauty Point Helps You Stay in Your Own Home

Some people don’t want to talk about it, but let’s be frank: for many retirees the reality of having to move to a retirement village can be daunting.

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Sing Your Way to Good Health

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sing Your Way to Good Health

Bribie Island retirees are improving their health and social lives by performing in their local choir.

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Novacare's Craft Room Showcases Work of Talented Residents

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Novacare's Craft Room Showcases Work of Talented Residents

The Craft Room at Novacare Village is one of the most utilised facilities on the site. There are sewing machines, art equipment, facilities for mosaics, Nuno felting and card marking - there's even a store room of fabric supplies for quilting/patchwork and much more. 

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Yukana – a Wonderful Place to Call Home

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yukana â a Wonderful Place to Call Home

A number of Independent Serviced Units have recently become available at Yukana Retirement Village so this is your opportunity to call Yukana home.

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Kevin Returns to the Circuit at 86

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kevin Returns to the Circuit at 86

South Australian tennis great Kevin Lonergan hopes to take on the world’s best senior players in a return to the International Tennis Federation competition in Europe this year.

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RSL Care Milford Grange Supports the World’s Greatest Shave

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

RSL Care Milford Grange Supports the Worldâs Greatest Shave

The staff and residents of the RSL Care Milford Grange community have supported the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave by shaving, colouring and waxing their hair for the charitable cause.

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You're Invited to be Part of Something New

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You're Invited to be Part of Something New

Give yourself the peaceful, relaxed life you promised yourself in retirement, while being a part of a local community.

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Uniting to Deliver New Social and Affordable Housing for Seniors

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Uniting to Deliver New Social and Affordable Housing for Seniors

Uniting has been selected through a competitive tender process by the New South Wales Government to provide safe, welcoming homes and support services to more than 300 seniors in need across the state, under the government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).

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IRT Woodlands celebrates the Completion of Stage 2 of Development

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

IRT Woodlands celebrates the Completion of Stage 2 of Development

IRT Woodlands will throw open their doors this Thursday, in celebration of the completion of Stage Two of development.

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RSL Care Westhaven Gets Down with Country Music Concert

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

RSL Care Westhaven Gets Down with Country Music Concert

The residents of RSL Care Westhaven Retirement Community in Toowoomba have been treated to an afternoon of Country and Western Music in their community hall.

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Up to $10,000 Available for Age-Friendly Community Projects

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Up to $10,000 Available for Age-Friendly Community Projects

Applications are now open for IRT Foundation's 2017 Community Grants Program. The Program, now in its third year, invites community groups and other not-for-profit organisations to apply for grants of up to $10,000. The Program supports local initiatives that will improve the lives of older residents in their communities.

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Greengate Set for Growth

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Greengate Set for Growth

Developer and operator of integrated care villages, Greengate has grown its Board and executive team. This move supports the decision to enable the Group to deliver quality care whilst capitalising on future opportunities in a deregulating sector.

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Connecting Seniors to the World

Monday, March 6, 2017

Connecting Seniors to the World

With the click of a button, UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide's Ethnic Link Services are transforming the lives of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Wesley Mission Queensland's Rosemount Retirement Community Set to Shine in Brisbane’s West

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wesley Mission Queensland's Rosemount Retirement Community Set to Shine in Brisbaneâs West

Coming soon to Wesley Mission Queensland's Sinnamon Park, Rosemount Retirement Community is set to offer a premier way of living for over 65s – one of independence, security and relaxation.

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St Brigid's Green Employee Rewards and Recognition Celebration

Thursday, March 2, 2017

St Brigid's Green Employee Rewards and Recognition Celebration

St Brigid’s Green strive to make every day better for residents, their families, and the Greengate team. Greengate provides services that residents value, practice person-centred thinking, and deliver heartfelt support and care. In January, Greengate launched the Employee Reward and Recognition Program at St Brigid’s Green, to thank their hardworking employees who go the extra step for residents and exemplify The Greengate Way. Last month, Greengate held their first monthly awards ceremony and celebrated with a barbeque on the Village Green. 

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Low-cost Units Welcomed Amid Affordable Housing Shortfall

Monday, February 20, 2017

Low-cost Units Welcomed Amid Affordable Housing Shortfall

A range of affordable retirement living units has been released this month with the launch of Stage 3 of ACH Group’s James Evans Court redevelopment at Magill.

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Flipping for a Good Cause

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Flipping for a Good Cause

Pancake Day is all about gathering fellow pancake lovers and getting together to raise money for a good cause.

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Bundaberg Regional Council Names Beres Mooney Senior Citizen of the Year

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bundaberg Regional Council Names Beres Mooney Senior Citizen of the Year

RSL Care Fairways retirement community resident Mrs Beres Mooney has been named as the Bundaberg Regional Council’s Senior Citizen of the Year, acknowledging over thirty years of charitable work in the Bundaberg community.

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Age No Barrier to Learning New Skills

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Age No Barrier to Learning New Skills

Cyril Box, a resident at Baptistcare Riverside Salter Point, can attest that engaging in creative activities can be a fun way to stay active in retirement. Arts and crafts can stimulate your mind, improving concentration while learning new activities is good exercise for the brain.

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Choir Makes Fringe Debut

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Choir Makes Fringe Debut

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your teenage self?

This is the question members of the ACH Group Sing for Joy choir will ask – and answer – at their first ever live Fringe performance in March.

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St Louis on Blyth - Independent Living Units Available

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

St Louis on Blyth - Independent Living Units Available

There are currently one and three-bedroom Independent Living Units available for immediate occupation at the beautiful boutique St Louis on Blyth retirement village in South Australia.

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New Villas now available at Anglican Care Northwood Retirement Living

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Villas now available at Anglican Care Northwood Retirement Living

Brand new villas at Anglican Care Northwood Retirement Living are now available to buy off the plan. 

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Country Club Villages: Upcoming Events Feb/March 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Country Club Villages: Upcoming Events Feb/March 2017

You're invited to join Country Club Villages at a series of open afternoons & lunches in February/March at their retirement villages throughout Victoria. You'll have the opportunity to meet current residents, tour the village facilities and see some of the beautiful homes on display.

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Join IRT at Illawarra's first Career Check Up Expo for Mature Workers

Friday, January 20, 2017

Join IRT at Illawarra's first Career Check Up Expo for Mature Workers

IRT Group's IRT Foundation will hold the Illawarra's first Career Check Up Expo for Mature Workers at Wollongong Town Hall on 15 February 2017 thanks to a Liveable Communities Grant from NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

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Christmas Appeal’s Incredible Impact Felt Across the Country

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Christmas Appealâs Incredible Impact Felt Across the Country

The UnitingCare and Target Christmas Appeal has transformed Christmas for thousands of people in need across the country, raising an astounding $1,237,042.

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ARV Open Day

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ARV Open Day

Discover what retirement living is like at ARV Mary Andrews Village.

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Baldwin Living Northside - Planning Your New Home Open Day

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Baldwin Living Northside - Planning Your New Home Open Day

Join Baldwin Living for an information session on reducing the stress of transitioning into a unit and planning your future home presented by Karen Healey from The Uncluttered Closet.

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St Brigid's Green 2016 Christmas Party

Monday, December 19, 2016

St Brigid's Green 2016 Christmas Party

Recently, the residents of St Brigid's Green came together to celebrate Christmas on the Village Green. The Greengate team encouraged residents to invite their family and friends, and everyone enjoyed getting to know some new people. It turned out to be quite the party with over two hundred people attending. Despite some strong wind, and a lot of burst balloons, residents came down early to start the festivities and enjoy the social community that is St Brigid's Green. 

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RSL Care Fairview Spreads Christmas Cheer Through Charity

Thursday, December 15, 2016

RSL Care Fairview Spreads Christmas Cheer Through Charity

The residents of RSL Care Fairview have been busy in the lead up to Christmas with their charitable activities. 

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Volunteering: the Key to Individual and Community Change

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Volunteering: the Key to Individual and Community Change

Have you ever wondered how you can get involved and give back to your local community? Wesley Mission Queensland has the answer – volunteering.

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Warrigal to Sponsor 2017 Australia Day Community Walk

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Warrigal to Sponsor 2017 Australia Day Community Walk

Warrigal has announced they will be proudly sponsoring the Australia Day Community Walk and invite you to be part of their team! 

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New ACH Group CEO Excited About the Road Ahead

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New ACH Group CEO Excited About the Road Ahead

ACH Group’s new CEO commenced this week, and he is excited about leading the organisation and its people in a way that will offer new opportunities for older people to live good lives.

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BaptistCare Acquires Newcastle Retirement Villages

Monday, December 5, 2016

BaptistCare Acquires Newcastle Retirement Villages

BaptistCare has formally acquired three local retirement villages from Newcastle City Council following success in an expression of interest process earlier this year.

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Churches of Christ Care Aquires Sugarland Gardens Retirement Village

Monday, November 28, 2016

Churches of Christ Care Aquires Sugarland Gardens Retirement Village

Leading not-for-profit seniors living provider Churches of Christ Care has completed its acquisition of a large Bundaberg seniors retirement village.

 

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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 Childrenâs 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

Alzheimerâs: 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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