News

There's always something happening at Greengate. We'll keep this page updated with major events, items of interest and our various publications, but if you’d like to be contacted directly with information about a specific property, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

October 2018

Making a Smooth Transition into Aged Care

Anyone who’s had a loved one move into a Residential Aged Care Home knows what a daunting experience it can be. For many, it comes with mixed emotions; some might be sad about leaving the family home, scared, or simply unwilling to accept that they need care — all of these are perfectly normal emotions for such a big decision. At St Patrick’s Green we recognise that some people need a little extra help transitioning into Aged Care, whether it be the new resident or their family. That’s why we have introduced a Transition Nurse role at our Aged Care Home in Kogarah, and it’s a game changer for the industry.

October 2018

An Insider's Perspective on the Sydney Housing Market

With so much in the news about housing prices in Sydney, and many of our readers left wondering if now is a good time to sell or not, we decided to get to the bottom of our current housing market. We sat down with Shaun Ramani, a local real estate agent based in Sans Souci, to get an insider’s perspective. 
September 2018

St Patrick's Green Awarded Grant for Grandfriends Project

Tanya Davies, the NSW Government’s Minister for Ageing, has awarded St Patrick’s Green a grant for our Grandfriends Project.  The Project focuses on building inter-generational friendships between our Aged Care Home residents and kids from the local pre-school. Each week the kids visit our Kogarah village for morning tea and an activity which our residents help to organise. Not only does this provide a fun opportunity for the pre-schoolers to socialise with the elderly people in our community, but it also provides our residents with joy and a sense of purpose. 

August 2018

Moving Forward with Ralph Warburton

Greengate is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralph Warburton as our new CEO. With over 12 years’ experience supporting the transformation of aged care, Ralph is passionate about improving the quality and supply of care communities for Australian seniors. This makes Ralph the perfect fit for Greengate and our continued growth after launching two new villages, St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah and St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba, last year. 

June 2018

Village Green Winter 2018

There’s no denying that winter is here, bringing with it frosty mornings and a fresh edition of the Village Green. Our latest newsletter features all three Greengate Villages in both Sydney and Brisbane. Check it out to spot some familiar faces and read about the exciting things which have been happening this past quarter in our thriving Retirement and Aged Care communities. 
 
Please click the image to read the 2018 Winter Edition of the Village Green.
May 2018

Visiting Someone Living with Dementia

People who live with Dementia can become anxious and frightened at times and may have trouble recognising people. Their behaviour can be unusual or awkward and they may find it hard to express themselves or understand people. However, feelings remain as does spiritual awareness. Visits can stimulate warm feelings, bring comfort and reaffirm spiritual truths.

 
Click on the above image for a PDF you can print, or read on for our suggestions for visiting loved ones living with Dementia. 
May 2018

Synergy House: Design that Supports Dementia

Welcome to Synergy House: a whole floor of our aged care home at St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah specifically designed to support our residents living with dementia. Synergy House is a place where both human-centric design and a dedicated care team encourage our residents to live life to the full. 

April 2018

Creating Better Care for our Residents Living with Dementia 

We sat down with Daz Smith, Director of Dementia Excellence here at Greengate, to talk about his care approach for our residents living with Dementia. Daz has been with Greengate since December 2017, and in that time we have embraced a variety of changes to our care model and the way we train our village care teams. Here is what Daz had to say:

March 2018

Village Green Autumn 2018

Goodbye summer; hello cooler days, cups of tea and comfy sweaters. Autumn is here, bringing with it the latest edition of the Village Green. This newsletter is packed full of information, as the last few months have been an exciting time for each of Greengate’s Retirement and Aged Care Villages across Sydney and in Brisbane. 
 
Please click the image to read the Autumn edition of the Village Green. 
January 2018

Join Us at the St Patrick's Green Open Day 

Join us to find out why our residents love Village life at St Patrick’s Green
Free entry - everyone welcome.
Saturday 10th February 2018 - 10am to 2pm.
 
Live Entertainment | Village Tours | Gourmet BBQ | Delicious High Tea
 
Visit the community, get to know our team and discover just how different retirement living and aged care can be.