News and events

There's always something happening at St Brigid’s Green. We'll keep this page updated with major events and items of interest, but if you’d like to be contacted directly with information about upcoming social events, please register if you haven't already!

June 2019

Winter Village Green 2019

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. 
 
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June 2019

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.
March 2019

Autumn Village Green 2019

Just because we've settled into the full swing of 2019, doesn’t mean things are slowing down at any of our Greengate Villages. This newsletter is packed full of helpful articles and exciting upcoming events at our retirement and aged care communities in both Sydney and Brisbane. This quarter, read about our Jazz event at St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah, our exciting Open Day at St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba, and about our great new Village Manager at St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra. Read on to get a taste for what life is like in a Greengate Village! 
 
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March 2019

Boost the Sale of your Home

The housing market can be a tough place, but there are a few things you can do which will help your house to stand out from the rest and attract the right buyer. First and foremost, ensure your house is clean and free of clutter. If you have a lot of stuff that you’re unwilling to part with, consider putting some of it in storage while selling your house. This will free up space and make your house feels more open.
December 2018

Summer Village Green 2018

Summer has arrived, and with the sunshine and longer days comes the latest edition of the Village Green newsletter with a fresh new look. Greengate’s retirement and aged care villages are always a hive of activity leading up to the festive season, so this quarter we’ve decided to fill you in on what’s been happening at both St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah and St Brigid’s Green, Maroubra. For those of you who are thinking about retirement living, but still not sure if it’s the right move for you, we’ve also included some articles with helpful advice from our experts.
 
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December 2018

Expert Tips for Moving into a Retirement Village

When it comes to moving into a retirement village, no one is better equipped to give advice than our actual residents. We sat down with Patricia and Daphne from St Brigid’s Green, so that we could provide you with real, first-hand advice. Both Patricia and Daphne have made the big move and haven’t looked back, so if you’re thinking of moving into a village, keep reading for their expert tips.
December 2018

How to Downsize and Cut the Clutter

Making the decision to leave the family home and downsize to a smaller, easier to manage retirement apartment can be a daunting decision. 
 
If you are someone who is living in a large house, and are feeling overwhelmed at the sheer thought of moving, rest assured this is a normal emotion and you are not alone. We spoke to Lorraine Cox, Director and Founder of Downsizing with Ease, who has successfully moved over 100 residents into Greengate Villages. Here is what she had to say: