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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! 
 
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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. 
January 2019

New Wellbeing Rooms Open at St Patrick’s Green

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.

January 2019

Join our Tai Chi classes to strengthen your mind, body and spirit.

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. 

December 2018

Summer Village Green 2018

Summer has arrived, and with the sunshine and longer days comes the latest edition of the Village Green newsletter with a fresh new look. Greengate’s retirement and aged care villages are always a hive of activity leading up to the festive season, so this quarter we’ve decided to fill you in on what’s been happening at both St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah and St Brigid’s Green, Maroubra. For those of you who are thinking about retirement living, but still not sure if it’s the right move for you, we’ve also included some articles with helpful advice from our experts.
 
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