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!

October 2018

Time for a Sea Change?

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?

October 2018

Sydney Village Green Spring 2018

Spring is here, bringing with it warmer weather and our latest edition of the Village Green newsletter. This Spring we decided to take a fresh approach for our readers and focused in on the Sydney real estate market. We also discussed our Sydney Villages, St Patrick's Green in Kogarah and St Brigid's Green in Maroubra.
 
Please click the image to read the 2018 Spring Edition of the Sydney Village Green, or scroll down to view each article. 
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. 

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. 
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: