News and events

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January 2020

Greengate Embraces the Retirement Living Code of Conduct

Greengate Villages are proud to announce we are in full compliance with the Retirement Living Code of Conduct which came into effect on 1 January 2020.  The Code is the combined initiative of two peak industry bodies who represent retirement living operators across Australia: the Retirement Living Council (part of the Property Council of Australia) and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA).

June 2019

Winter Village Green 2019

Winter is well and truly here but things are only heating up here at Greengate! Our latest newsletter features some of the exciting things that have been happening this past quarter in our retirement and aged care communities in both Sydney and Brisbane. In this edition you’ll find helpful information on how to access care in your own home, as well as an exciting announcement about the construction of our fourth village, St Faber’s Green in Auchenflower. Of course, there’s the usual report of what our residents have been up to at St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah, St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra, and St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba.  Keep reading for a snippet into the exciting lifestyle that comes when you move into a Greengate Village. 
Please click the image to read the 2019 Winter Edition of the Village Green, or scroll down to view each article.
June 2019

What you Need to Know about Home Care

A lot of people ask us, what is a Home Care Package and how do I get one? So we thought we’d break it down for our readers who want to stay in their home but are in need of a little extra assistance. Some examples of care you may be eligible to receive at home include: domestic assistance, meal preparation, personal care, transport, laundry, shopping, home maintenance or nursing assistance.

April 2019

A Little Advice for your Big Move

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.

March 2019

Jazz on the Green a Roaring Good Time

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. 

March 2019

Archbishop of Sydney Blesses the Residents of St Patrick's Green

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. 

March 2019

Autumn Village Green 2019

Just because we've settled into the full swing of 2019, doesn’t mean things are slowing down at any of our Greengate Villages. This newsletter is packed full of helpful articles and exciting upcoming events at our retirement and aged care communities in both Sydney and Brisbane. This quarter, read about our Jazz event at St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah, our exciting Open Day at St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba, and about our great new Village Manager at St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra. Read on to get a taste for what life is like in a Greengate Village! 
Please click the image to read the 2019 Autumn Edition of the Village Green, or scroll down to view each article.
March 2019

Boost the Sale of your Home

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.

February 2019

St Patrick’s Green Welcomes New Spiritual and Holistic Care Volunteers 

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.

January 2019

Residents Delight in Launch of Local History Documentary

The residents and guests of St Patrick’s Green Retirement Village were treated yesterday with the soft launch of Anne Field and Bob Hallett’s documentary on the Moorefield Racecourse. St Patrick’s Green hosted the event, and residents enjoyed reminiscing on the history of the Kogarah area, that if it weren’t for Anne Field, was at risk of being forgotten.