Spotlight on Retirement and Independent Living.
Our first villages were established by local congregations of the Uniting Church, who identified the need to provide safe, welcoming and warm homes for the members of their communities. We’re proud to be continuing the Church’s legacy of providing retirement and independent living villages.”
Uniting is constantly seeking to upgrade villages, where possible, to ensure they meet the physical and aesthetic needs of residents. Recent examples include installing lifts in some services to better support mobility and independence, and creating raised garden beds that are easier to work in – fostering community and providing fresh vegies that are grown by residents, for residents.
Building meaningful connections long after retirement
Some people experience a lack of meaningful connection after they retire, leaving important social needs unmet. This year, we continued to grow our Resident Ambassador Program to encourage our residents to use and share their pre-retirement skills and knowledge with each other. We also have a network of Village Managers working right across NSW and the ACT, to support resident life.
Our village managers are an amazing and motivated team. They foster relationships with their residents, enable social connections and community activities, and co-ordinate with Property Maintenance and Refurbishment.”
– Keith Morgan, Head of Village Services