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I am very thankful for my life thus far and am so grateful to be here at Teloca, it has given me the peace and security to live the remainder knowing that I am being well cared for.
I have settled in well here and enjoy taking part in many activities, in fact I pretty much go along to everything. I have always enjoyed walking and continue my daily walks, sometimes with friends such as Esme. I enjoy the frequent visits from my family and they will often take me home for dinner or lunch or sometimes over night.
Kevin enjoys living here at Bill McKenzie gardens and says the staff are very helpful and caring, he has met a lot of very interesting people. He enjoys the range of activities and the quality of food is tremendous.
We feel so privileged to be living at The Grange, there is no doubt in our minds that packing up from our family home and a lifetime of memories in a small country town and moving to Wagga Wagga and the security of The Grange is the best decision we could have made for our future. We have everything we need, strong support from the Village staff, a lovely community of new friends and no shortage of things to do. We have such a beautiful outlook from the windows of our Villa.
The quality and presentation of food served to the residents are wonderful ." Home" style meals conducive to a family environment
We moved into Tea Gardens Grange in 2001 from Berowra Heights in northern Sydney, where we had lived for 35 years. We love it here, especially the freedom to travel and enjoy life surrounded by great neighbours. We’re both volunteers for Meals on Wheels and Lyn is involved with the RSL Ladies Auxiliary, Lioness, Community Transport and Craft.
I moved into Bimbimbie Village from Albury around two and a half years ago to be closer to family who live in the area. I enjoy playing Mahjong and being a member of the Ladies Auxillary; I contribute to the Craft Group and also volunteer at the Op Shop. I really enjoy the social aspect of village life, I’ve made some good friends and appreciate my wonderful neighbours.
The best way I can describe RSL ANZAC Village is that it has a feeling of care that underpins the attitude and actions of our neighbours, our friends and the staff who are here to help us live life to the fullest. Since moving in, Frank and I have made wonderful friends and even coaxed others from the Blue Mountains to move here too! I am very involved in the Museum Committee, currently as Chairperson, and also in the Chapel where I organise the roster and enjoy the fellowship of all. I help in the library one afternoon a week, which is a pet love of mine, having enjoyed many years of working in my sons library at All Saints College Bathurst. Life is busy and fun.
I lived for ten years at Bimbimbie Village before coming to Roy Wotton Gardens to live. I have been here for 2 years. I like to sit in the sun in a garden and read a good book. I have a large group of friends that come and visit; some bring a game of scrabble and we play all morning while drinking coffee/tea and having a good long chat.
After looking at a number of options my husband and I determined that Taara Gardens was a place to be, and moved in September, 2015 after selling the Oakdale property. I‘m a country girl through and through and love the outlook and feel of our lovely village.
I have five grandchildren and three great grandchildren whom I adore and would have them with me all the time if I could. Here at William Beech I love seeing the pre-school and school children when they visit, I regularly attend morning exercises, colouring, bingo, outings, board games, reminiscing, craft and many of the other activities run within and outside of the facility.
Since moving in to Jonathan Rogers House I reconnected with an old friend, Keith. I hadn’t played the double bass for a number of years, but we both love music and entertaining so have formed a duo and greatly enjoy performing together. It’s very satisfying to be back in the swing of making music.
I love my apartment and I find everyone at Tobruk have been kind including the Coordinator Holly. I love to have been able to bring some of my plant pots making it feel like home. I have oregano, parsley and basil herbs, some yellow roses and geraniums, my favourite. I have been very busy settling in but soon I will be able to help were needed if I can.
I moved from Sydney to Chauvel Village three and a half years ago to be closer to my youngest son. I love the fresh country air, the atmosphere of Chauvel Village and the friendliness of the people. One of my favourite daily rituals is meeting with other residents at afternoon tea. I also love the opportunity to dress up and have a bit of fun; last year I was Queen Elizabeth at our Winter Festival which was a hoot.
Due to my health I moved to Remembrance Village in 2016 and have been having a lovely time with all the activities, especially music, entertainment and concerts. I also enjoy playing cards and every opportunity I h ave I get together with other residents and we play euchre for hours until we are told its time for the evening meal. Playing cards with the RAAF on a Thursday afternoon is something to look forward to as well.
On behalf of our family I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the past 18 months care in looking after mum. Thanks to this care and support mum is now well enough to come home and live with us.
We tell everyone that this is the best Nursing Home on the coast. Thank you so much for the care provided to our mother.
One of the great things about living close to family is the opportunity for them to be a part of my life – my grandson Alex bugled The Last Post and The Rouse at our Remembrance Day Ceremony last year. It was a proud and touching moment for me.
Our thanks to the nursing & care staff who tended to mum they were professional, caring & compassionate.
Living here since 2015 has done me the world of good. Thanks to the wonderful staff here I now feel that my service years are respected and honoured.
I enjoy my new home at Sanananda Park, I call it my private sanctuary! The lawns and garden maintenance are done for me, the garbage is put out and returned every week. I hated doing this job! Our morning teas and BBQs give a feeling of community and bring the residents together, it’s wonderful. The only thing I miss is my cat.
I have been listening to the interviews, that appear to be continuous this week via Radio National. The stories that I have heard are horrendous. As I listened to them I reflected on the care that RSL are providing my mum, we are so blessed as the care at Morshead is outstanding in every way. I am so grateful to Calvary Hospital for helping me to find the perfect care for my mum. All the staff are doing a wonderful job, I am at ease knowing that mum is in excellent care, she is respected and loved. Keep up the fantastic work - you all deserve a good pat on the back. Thank you for your continued commitment and of course continued fantastic care of my mum.
To all the wonderful staff at Fromelles. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful care you gave to our mum, grandmum, mother-in-law and friend.. Always with a smile & a friendly manner, thank you again.
I have resided at Agris Hutrof House for approx. 18 months. This has been a happy time for me. I find the staff very friendly and helpful. The attention to detail in the care and upkeep of my room is excellent. I like to walk and I find the garden care is very good. Also, I have made some good friends with fellow residents.
I would like to thank you for your assistance in getting Mum into a unit at Rowland Village.
From our very first meeting you've been extremely approachable and accommodating. You continued this right through the process to Mum's move-in day and I know you have had to assist her with a couple of things since.
Your approach to selling was what it should be. There was never any hard-sell; just helpful advice, transparency and support.
As I mentioned in our first interaction, I first became aware that Rowland Village may be an option for Mum when I was taking a resident there from Mt. Wilga (with my casual patient transport job). This resident was extremely happy and spoke very highly of the Village. I've got to say this theme has continued. We've met quite a number of residents along the way and they've all been very friendly and seemingly happy!
There's undoubtedly a lot of bad press these days about retirement villages but we always felt comfortable in dealing with RSL Lifecare and Murray McDermott!
RMVCG feels like home. I have had more hugs and kisses than one man needs, I can have hot milk on my Weetbix in the morning. I have friends here and the staff are like family to me. I am friendly to everybody and everybody is friendly to me.
I retired in 2006 and left Hawks Nest to live with my daughter and in 2014 we moved to Moree. I have since had a mild stroke and it was a godsend when I got the offer of a room here at Peter Sinclair Gardens. I am humbled by the reception I have had from the staff and residents of Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest who remembered me from my 22 years of living here.
I heard about John Edmondson VC Gardens through a nurse who was actually working part time here and she suggested I come and have a look at this beautiful new facility that had just opened so I took her advice. As they say “the rest is history” because here we are enjoying our new life in John Edmondson VC Gardens. The staff and the residents have been so lovely to John and I and I hope to be making new memories here with them. Right now I am crocheting a lap blanket with John’s Campbell clan tartan.
I have lived at the Doug & Olive McWilliam units for nine years and I love it here. I can always get together for a bit of a chat with other residents whilst hanging out the washing or doing a bit of gardening. Christmas time sees us having a small get together with a couple of platters and a little wine to celebrate, but mainly just to relax. I maintain my independence by driving to Lake Cargelligo to visit family or just a drive into town for groceries. It is very handy to have the bakery, newsagency, post office and chemist across the road and I often will pick up the papers for another resident. I am very happy here.
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