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RetireAustralia Jan 16, 2018

A Home-Grown Community at Carlyle Gardens

Residents of Carlyle Gardens are proving that running a successful community garden needn’t be all about soil and toil. The flourishing garden at the Bargara village was established in March last year and has been a source of much pleasure for residents since. Margaret Halliday helped established the garden along with her partner Robert, fellow resident Les Mills and others. “We have pumpkins, tomatoes, shallots, rosella, plus we have rose gardens and succulents in a dry area,” Margaret said...
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Founded in Brisbane in 2005, RetireAustralia is the leading private owner, operator and developer of retirement villages in Australia. We currently manage 28 retirement villages with over 5,100 villas and apartments across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

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RetireAustralia Oct 3, 2017

Hitting All The Right Notes: “Grand Old Lady” turns 100

Wellington Manor is home to many interesting life stories, with the history of one grand old lady in particular hitting all the right notes for entertainment. A 100-year-old Wertheim piano owned by resident Betty Geise has travelled the state, spent years cruising the Brisbane River, and been at the centre of countless parties and celebrations since it joined her family in 1916. The piano, which still takes pride of place in Betty’s living room, was bought by her mother, and...
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RetireAustralia Aug 23, 2017

R U Ok? Day: Showing Care to Older Australians

Held annually on 14th September since its foundation in 2009, R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to connecting with others with one simple but potentially life-changing question. By starting a conversation, you could help a person really open up. If they say they are not ok, then you can find ways to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re...
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RetireAustralia Jul 5, 2017

How Bringing Children and Older People Together Benefits The Community

Society often undervalues older people, believing that they no longer have anything to offer in their later years. However, contrary to that, they can in fact be a great resource when it comes to caring and educating young children. One Australian study showed that activities that include children and older adults in a daycare facility can increase self-esteem and promote friendships. Globally, there are many projects that encourage intergenerational interactions. For example, in New Jersey there is an intergenerational orchestra...
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