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.
The Blenders Blow Residents Away at Birthday Bash
In April we celebrated the second anniversary of St Luke’s Green with a concert in St Luke’s church, followed by bubbly and birthday cake in our beautiful community areas. When you look at our tight-knit community, it’s hard to believe that our little village has only been open for two years. The strong friendships and community spirit at St Luke’s Green prove why our village is firmly established as the most popular place for seniors in Woolloongabba. Click here to read the full article.
Jazz on the Green a Roaring Good Time
The flapper ladies and dapper gents of St Patrick’s Green came dressed in the spirit of the roaring 1920’s for Jazz on the Green in March. 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. Click here to continue reading.
Honouring our ANZAC Heroes
On ANZAC Day, the retirement and aged care residents of St Brigid’s Green came together on the Village Green for our reverential ANZAC Day service. The morning was led by our active residents who delivered items of prose, poetry and music – all of which honoured those who have lost their lives for our beautiful country. Particularly poignant, was the story told by one of our residents about an airman in the Second World War who flew 45 missions in a Lancaster bomber and survived. The service was lovely and touching, with all residents reciting the ANZAC ode and singing the National Anthem. Afterwards, our Maroubra community milled around the Village Green chatting with one another and nibbling on sandwiches, ANZAC biscuits and chocolates organised by the wonderful ladies of the social club.
Greengate Walks For Dementia!
On Sunday the 19th of May, the Greengate team took part in the Sydney Memory Walk & Jog to raise awareness for people living with Dementia. Team members from Head Office, St Brigid’s Green and St Patrick’s Green gathered at 7am for the 7.5km walk. Together, the team raised $2000 in donations to go towards Dementia Australia’s ability to provide vital support services, such as counselling, support groups and education. As the operators of Aged Care Homes that specialise in caring for people living with Dementia, this is an issue which is very close to our hearts - Greengate was proud to walk for our family, friends and residents.
What you Need to Know about Home Care
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. Click here to learn more.
Welcome to St Faber's Green, Auchenflower
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. Click here to continue reading.
Apartments For Sale
We have a variety of apartments for sale in Greengate's Villages in Sydney and Brisbane. All have been designed for easy living and feature private balconies and high-quality finishes. Live in comfort and style, in a community of like-minded seniors in a Greengate Village.
Stay Warm with Chef Nelson
Now that winter is here, what better way to warm up than with a nice hot meal? We asked Nelson, Head Chef of St Patrick’s Green, for his favourite winter recipe that is delicious and quick to prepare. We think this soup is perfect for those cold nights where all you want to do is curl up in your dressing gown with a hot bowl of soup. Click on the image at the top of this article for the recipe.