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Most of our readers will know Paul, our Head Chef at St Luke’s Green and National Food Services Manager for Greengate, but did you know that Paul does a lot of charity work in Mongolia? He has recently returned from his tenth trip to Mongolia where he volunteers at an orphanage, Lotus Children’s Centre, teaching young people how to cook.
Winter is well and truly here but things are only heating up here at Greengate! Our latest newsletter features some of the exciting things that have been happening this past quarter in our retirement and aged care communities in both Sydney and Brisbane. In this edition you’ll find helpful information on how to access care in your own home, as well as an exciting announcement about the construction of our fourth village, St Faber’s Green in Auchenflower. Of course, there’s the usual report of what our residents have been up to at St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah, St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra, and St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba. Keep reading for a snippet into the exciting lifestyle that comes when you move into a Greengate Village.
Please click the image to read the 2019 Winter Edition of the Village Green, or scroll down to view each article.
For those of you who don’t know, St Faber’s Green is soon to be the newest member of the Greengate Village family. Situated in the field of flowers, St Faber’s Green will sit on the hilltop at Auchenflower, and will rise eight storeys high with unmatched views of the Brisbane city skyline and the mountains. Our retirement and aged care community will feature a range of luxury 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, a residential aged care home, and a fantastic variety of thoughtful facilities.
A lot of people ask us, what is a Home Care Package and how do I get one? So we thought we’d break it down for our readers who want to stay in their home but are in need of a little extra assistance. Some examples of care you may be eligible to receive at home include: domestic assistance, meal preparation, personal care, transport, laundry, shopping, home maintenance or nursing assistance.
On Saturday, St Luke’s Green celebrated its second anniversary with a concert in St Luke’s church, followed by bubbly and birthday cake in our beautiful community areas. When you look at the tight-knit community who call St Luke’s Green home, it’s hard to believe that our little village has only been open for two years. The strong friendships and community spirit that we witnessed on Saturday, prove why the village is firmly established as the most popular place for seniors in Woolloongabba.
Article by David Ball, resident of St Patrick’s Green
After 20 years in our previous townhouse, my wife and I had certainly collected a good number of physical memories and well as emotional good times. When looking at our timber furniture, which we’d had specifically made for our home, we were faced with the question: how were we going to fit it all in our new apartment at St Patrick’s Green? We knew we had to downsize, so after getting rid of a lot of items to friends and buyers, we sat down to plan how things would work in our new space.
Last night, the flapper ladies and dapper gents of St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah came dressed in the spirit of the roaring 1920’s for Jazz on the Green. Our retirement and aged care residents were joined by guests from the local St George community and St Brigid’s Green for a fantastic evening of live jazz, great food, and brilliant company.
Part of Greengate’s vision and values has always been to meet the spiritual and holistic care needs of our residents. In each of our villages, we have people from all backgrounds and faiths in both our retirement and aged care communities, and this is especially evident at St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah. This past week has been very exciting for our Kogarah village, as we welcomed some new members to our team of spiritual and holistic care volunteers.