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 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. 
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.
December 2017

Village Green Summer 2017

Summer is officially here, and with the sunshine comes the opening of Greengate’s third Village, St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah. This edition of the Village Green is packed full of the latest news from our Retirement and Aged Care Villages in both Sydney and Brisbane. 
 
Please click the image to read the Summer edition of the Village Green – you’ll find out what our residents and Village Teams have been up to this past quarter and what they have planned for the festive season. 
October 2017

Moving into the Future

St Brigid’s Green, Maroubra is excited to be the first Aged Care Home in Australia to be trialing the new app Care Konnect. This mobile phone app has been designed to help residents, their family and friends to stay connected, and to keep up-to-date with what’s been happening at St Brigid’s Green. This is something we have wanted to do for a long time, and we think it is going to be a positive step into the future for all of us in the St Brigid’s Green community. 

September 2017

St Brigid's Green Open Day

Wow, the St Brigid’s Green Open Day was such a great morning! Last Saturday, our Independent Retirement Living and Aged Care Village in Maroubra opened to its doors to the public. Throughout the morning we welcomed around 300 people into the Greengate Village to show them what life at St Brigid’s Green is all about.