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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.
Please click the image to read the 2018 Summer Edition of the Village Green, or scroll down to view each article.
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.
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:
Summer is well and truly here, so we asked Allan, our Head Chef at St Brigid’s Green
, for his favourite summer recipe. Here is what he had to say:
"Now that the days are warmer, I’ve been cooking lighter meals with more fruits and salads in the repertoire. This pan-grilled salmon with pineapple salsa is perfect for those summer nights, and is packed full of protein and other nutrients."
The countdown to Christmas began on a high note at St Brigid’s Green
as residents and guests got dressed up in their best formal wear to attend Opera on the Green. The annual twilight event was held on the Village Green, with over 300 guests tantalised under the stars by the beautiful voices of Blake and Rebecca from Opera Australia.
Back by popular demand: Opera on the Green returns to St Brigid's Green this December.
Join us for a black tie twilight spectacular of Venetian Opera.
The event will showcase superb talents performing opera from classical to Broadway on our Village Green.
You’ve always enjoyed the Eastern Suburbs, so retiring at St Brigid’s Green was the obvious choice. Staying local meant you could still hop on the same bus to Eastgardens, or just walk 400m up the road to Pacific Square for a few groceries. As you sit on the balcony of your apartment, you watch the sunrise, silhouetting the Sydney skyline against the pink sky. You feel the cool breeze blowing in from Maroubra beach and you take a moment to appreciate where you are. You head inside and down the lift to the café for a coffee – who knew retirement living could be so easy?