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Article by David Ball, resident of St Patrick’s Green
After 20 years in our previous townhouse, my wife and I had certainly collected a good number of physical memories and well as emotional good times. When looking at our timber furniture, which we’d had specifically made for our home, we were faced with the question: how were we going to fit it all in our new apartment at St Patrick’s Green? We knew we had to downsize, so after getting rid of a lot of items to friends and buyers, we sat down to plan how things would work in our new space.
Last night, the flapper ladies and dapper gents of St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah came dressed in the spirit of the roaring 1920’s for Jazz on the Green. Our retirement and aged care residents were joined by guests from the local St George community and St Brigid’s Green for a fantastic evening of live jazz, great food, and brilliant company.
The retirement and aged care residents at St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah received a special visit from His Excellency, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on Thursday, 14 March 2019. Residents gathered in the village’s theatrette for a Holy Mass conducted by the Archbishop; this was especially meaningful for some of the aged care residents who are no longer well enough to make it out to Church. After the Mass, Archbishop Anthony Fisher conducted a blessing of the new seniors’ community in Kogarah, making his way through the vast community areas, each floor of the aged care home, and around the stunning village green that lies in the centre of the independent retirement apartments.
The housing market can be a tough place, but there are a few things you can do which will help your house to stand out from the rest and attract the right buyer. First and foremost, ensure your house is clean and free of clutter. If you have a lot of stuff that you’re unwilling to part with, consider putting some of it in storage while selling your house. This will free up space and make your house feels more open.
Part of Greengate’s vision and values has always been to meet the spiritual and holistic care needs of our residents. In each of our villages, we have people from all backgrounds and faiths in both our retirement and aged care communities, and this is especially evident at St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah. This past week has been very exciting for our Kogarah village, as we welcomed some new members to our team of spiritual and holistic care volunteers.
It’s been an exciting week for our retirement village and aged care home in Kogarah, with the opening on the St Patrick’s Green wellbeing rooms. Village life can be very busy, especially when you’re out in the day, and then come home to a large community of people who enjoy getting together for regular catch-ups. While we love that there is always something to do at St Patrick’s Green, we also recognise that sometimes it’s good to take a quiet moment to look after your own wellbeing.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise which focuses on slow movements and breathing. We're proud to say we are now offering classes at St Patrick's Green retirement village for the local St George community. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise, making it particularly suited to seniors who may have difficulty doing other exercises. It can help to better your balance, and as a result it can reduce your risk of falls and increase flexibility. This soothing exercise has also been known to lower anxiety and stress levels, to promote not only physical, but also mental, strength.