News and events

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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.
 
Please click the image to read the 2018 Summer Edition of the Village Green, or scroll down to view each article.
December 2018

Expert Tips for Moving into a Retirement Village

When it comes to moving into a retirement village, no one is better equipped to give advice than our actual residents. We sat down with Patricia and Daphne from St Brigid’s Green, so that we could provide you with real, first-hand advice. Both Patricia and Daphne have made the big move and haven’t looked back, so if you’re thinking of moving into a village, keep reading for their expert tips.

December 2018

How to Downsize and Cut the Clutter

Making the decision to leave the family home and downsize to a smaller, easier to manage retirement apartment can be a daunting decision. 
 
If you are someone who is living in a large house, and are feeling overwhelmed at the sheer thought of moving, rest assured this is a normal emotion and you are not alone. We spoke to Lorraine Cox, Director and Founder of Downsizing with Ease, who has successfully moved over 100 residents into Greengate Villages. Here is what she had to say:
December 2018

Celebrating One Year of Village Life

It’s now been one year since we opened the doors of St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah to our first Retirement Village residents. Even though we are now home to over 100 seniors, our village still hasn’t lost that brand-new feeling you get when you enter into the exquisite reception area. 

November 2018

Final Floor of our Boutique Aged Care Home Opens 12 November

The first three floors of our Aged Care Home in Kogarah were met with such high demand that we are opening up our fourth and final floor on Monday, 12 November 2018. This will see another 23 suites added to our community, most of which feature stunning aspects over Botany Bay and the surrounding St George area. 

October 2018

Soak in that Botany Bay View

You’re sitting on the balcony of your new apartment. The sun is rising over the water and the Sydney skyline to your north is silhouetted against the pink sky. You feel the cool sea breeze and you take a moment to appreciate where you are. The view to Botany Bay is beautiful at this time of morning, and from where you’re sitting you can take it all in. You head inside and down the lift to the café for a coffee – who knew retirement living could be so easy?

October 2018

Sydney Village Green Spring 2018

Spring is here, bringing with it warmer weather and our latest edition of the Village Green newsletter. This Spring we decided to take a fresh approach for our readers and focused in on the Sydney real estate market. We also discussed our Sydney Villages, St Patrick's Green in Kogarah and St Brigid's Green in Maroubra.
 
Please click the image to read the 2018 Spring Edition of the Sydney Village Green, or scroll down to view each article. 
October 2018

We Get It: Our Unique Approach to Dementia

Did you know there are over 100 types of Dementia? The Care Team at St Patrick’s Green does and they understand that each type requires a different approach to care. Every team member in our Aged Care Home undertakes Dementia training, which supports the individual style of care they provide to each of the residents living with Dementia in Synergy House. 

October 2018

Making a Smooth Transition into Aged Care

Anyone who’s had a loved one move into a Residential Aged Care Home knows what a daunting experience it can be. For many, it comes with mixed emotions; some might be sad about leaving the family home, scared, or simply unwilling to accept that they need care — all of these are perfectly normal emotions for such a big decision. At St Patrick’s Green we recognise that some people need a little extra help transitioning into Aged Care, whether it be the new resident or their family. That’s why we have introduced a Transition Nurse role at our Aged Care Home in Kogarah, and it’s a game changer for the industry.