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Retirement Village Testimonials

Geoff McIntosh moved into 'The Lodge' Serviced Apartments at Aveo Mountain View in February 2012 and is enjoying this new stage of his life. Since 1981 Geoff has lived within the local area of Murwillumbah and Nunderi but prior to this lived in Fiji...

Geoff McIntosh

The respite room is pleasant, well-furnished and gave me a feeling of space. Every day the staff would come and make sure that you had all you needed and reminded me to attend meal times. I could have my hair done at the hairdresser...

Norma Diamond

We inspected Unit 44 at Taringa with our children at Aveo Taringa. We kept a busy life, so were not entirely sold on moving however, upon listing our family home it sold within the first day. In such a short time we were moving,...

Val & Doug Brandon

The upkeep of my suburban home in Wavell Heights was becoming too much to maintain so I made the move to Aveo Clayfield on 5 July 2013 where I moved into an Independent Living Apartment. The move has allowed me to continue my interests,...

Beth Dawson

After living on the New South Wales Central Coast for many years, Bruce and Marjorie Robin made the move to Aveo Kings Park four and a half years ago in order to be closer to their family in Adelaide. "Throughout our lives we...

Bruce and Marjorie Robin

Throughout my life, I have lived in Scotland, Australia and the USA. Prior to moving to Aveo Manly Gardens at the end of 2011, I lived in Corrimal, New South Wales. I decided to make the move from Corrimal to Brisbane to be closer...

Rebecca Kuyath

I have lived in Brisbane's bayside suburbs for most of my life. I lived in Manly for many years until I got married and moved to Wynnum North with my husband. I decided to make the move to Aveo Manly Gardens in November 2012....

Alwyn Marriott

Aveo Fountain Court is a name that's known so well The best village in Victoria as anyone could tell With units and apartments - you all can have a voice Then check the many features before you make your choice Aveo means to live...

Mike Paturzo

I have lived at Aveo Sunnybank Green since the middle of 2013 - prior to this I had lived in China for my whole life. I decided to make the move to Brisbane and Sunnybank Green as our son lives nearby and we wanted...

Cui Juan Tan

My husband and I moved to Aveo Bayview Gardens in 2011 after living in Narrabeen, New South Wales for many years. We have a couple of friends who live at Aveo Bayview Gardens and they recommended that we move in too. We researched...

R Murray

We have been residents at Aveo Pinetree for 12 years and enjoy the sense of security and warm, homely atmosphere within the village. We most look forward to the regular outings on the village bus and enjoy the security and peace of mind knowing...

Charles and Ella Edwards

I moved to Aveo Newmarket in September 2013 and it proved to be the best decision I could have made for many reasons. I was working full time when I arrived however after settling in and enjoying the lifestyle for a couple of months...

Jan Noakes

I was born in England before my family and I migrated to South Africa. I trained as a teacher and carried on teaching for 46 years. I was married for 33 years and have two sons; one lives in Sydney, the other teaches in...

Ann Greensill

I have lived at Aveo Peninsula Gardens since the end of 2011. Prior to this, I lived in Goulburn, New South Wales for many years. I decided to make the move to Peninsula Gardens as I have family ties in Avalon which is...

Wendy Daniher

I have lived at Aveo Peninsula Gardens for over 13 years. Prior to moving into the village, I lived at Killara for 40 years where I worked as a mechanical engineer. I moved into the village as I was unable to maintain the...

Norman Orr

When I inspected Aveo Mingarra, I fell in love with the village and was fortunate that there was a unit for sale, which I proceeded to buy. During my first week at the village, I attended bingo and was made to feel so welcome...

Judy Gravenall

Hear about life at Aveo Lindfield Gardens, situated in East Lindfield, Sydney, Australia.

Lindfield Gardens residents

I am a resident of Aveo Bentleigh and my only regret is that I didn't move here earlier! I always believed that places such as these were "old folk's homes" however it only took me a day to dispel my disconcerted ideas. The service,...

Emily Burgess

I have lived at Aveo Aspley Court since May 2013. Prior to moving into the village I lived in Sandgate with my wife for many years. After my wife passed away, I wanted to move into a retirement village close by so I could...

Bill Blannin

Moving to Aveo Bayview Gardens was the single most happy and comforting move I have ever made. My husband and I lived in many places prior to me moving into the village including Beacon Hill where we raised our nine children, Port Stephens...

Ree Randazzo

I have been a resident of Aveo Concierge Bayside for two years and made the move to be closer to my family, public transportation and the facilities on offer in the local area. The staff here are always helpful and efficient and I most...

Mrs K M McGregor

I have been a resident of Aveo Concierge Bayside for three and a half years and decided to move into the village due to the affordability, security and lifestyle on offer. At Aveo Concierge Bayside, I have more time to do the things I...

Jan Constable

For almost six years I have been a resident at Aveo Mingarra and enjoy the comfortable, relaxed and safe atmosphere of this happy, friendly and supportive community. The location is most attractive being nestled in the hills of Croydon, surrounded by natural beauty and...

Agnes Rocks

My name is Anne and I have been a resident at Aveo Bentleigh for 2 years. Prior to moving into the village, I lived in a unit and the housework, especially the small gardens, was getting too much for me to maintain and I...

Anne Grounds

My husband and I have lived at Toorak Place for three and a half years and we could not be happier. While we have our own Independent Living Unit, there is so much to do. One of my favourite activities is afternoon tea and...

Rachael Sharpe

Doris and I have been residents at Aveo Roseville for over 11 years and have no regrets! When looking to move into a retirement village, we chose Aveo Roseville as we knew we would be secure and well looked after with both a doctor...

Eddie and Doris Parkin

I have lived at Aveo Albany Creek since November 2012. Prior to moving into the village, I lived in Hervey Bay, Queensland, for many years. Now that I live in the village, I like the peace, security and the many friendly people. I also...

Eleanor Leeder

Mary Sadler has been living at Aveo Balwyn Manor for almost 9 years and recently celebrated her 106th birthday. Throughout her life, Mary has been involved in many musical activities, such as playing the organ at St Joseph's Noorat and St Thomas's Terang, as...

Mary Sadler

Jan Croucher made the move to Sackville Grange two years ago after finding her home, garden and pool were 'becoming more work'. Jan was born in Adelaide but moved to Melbourne to join TAA as an air hostess. She married a pilot and had...

Jan Croucher

I lived in a unit in New Farm, Brisbane, prior to moving to Aveo Lindsay Gardens four years ago. I looked at several villages but Lindsay Gardens was by far the most attractive village I looked at. The proximity to central Buderim was...

Ann O'Rourke

Marcia lived in Carrara with her husband and after he passed away, she decided that the house was too much for her and started looking around for somewhere more convenient. Having seen an advert in the local paper for an Aveo village, and after...

Marcia Allman – Unit 69

We have lived at Cleveland Gardens since the start of 2013. Prior to moving, we lived at Wellington Point for over 30 years. We decided to move to the village in order to downsize to a more economical and manageable lifestyle. We lived in...

Michael & Eileen McGuire

I was an early settler of Aveo Cleveland Gardens, having lived here since April 1991. Prior to moving, I lived in a large house in Camp Hill for 38 years. Once I moved into my two-bedroom Independent Living Unit at Aveo Cleveland Gardens I...

Yvonne Oxenham

As a regular visitor to Aveo Leisure Court and attending a number of community functions whilst visiting my brother and sister-in law who moved there 1990, I fell in love with village life and made the decision to move there in 1993. 20 years...

Ronda Conigrave

After inspecting some retirement villages in the Wyndham area we decided that Rose Grange was best suited for our requirements. The Community Centre is superbly finished and contains all amenities you could ever need in your retirement, including an excellent heated pool. The current...

Gordon & Val Copeland

"I have been living at Aveo Amity Gardens, Ashmore for 14 years. Prior to moving to the village my husband and I lived in Elanora and we have four grown up children. Our children now live all over Australia, and my husband and I...

Tuppy Studd

I moved to Aveo Camden Downs in late 2013 after spending several years in an over 55s complex in Leura, NSW. I lived in Camden South when my children were young and my son even remembers the Aveo village being built. He and his...

Eileen Ruddiman

I have been a resident at Aveo Riverview for 10 years and most enjoy the freedom that Independent Living at Aveo Riverview allows. With my maintenance taken care of, I am able to maintain my lifestyle, with a feeling of security and I have...

Alice Stuart

I moved into Aveo Leisure Court 11 years ago as I wanted the freedom to tour in my caravan knowing that my home was being cared for. I love the many social functions held at Aveo Leisure Court, it is a great chance to...

Joyce Ninnes

With a home and garden that became too hard to care for and the relaxed atmosphere and spaciousness of Aveo Carisfield, the decision to move to into the village 10 years ago was easy. The village has many activities on offer; however, I most...

Val Halliday

Whilst writing my testimonial, I decided to ask a relatively new resident, 'Why Aveo Carisfield'? They responded, 'It just felt right - it was just right!' What an answer and on reflection that's how I feel every day since moving into Aveo Carisfield 8...

Bob Freeman

I recently moved into a unit at Aveo Derwent Water and the warm professionalism, patience and welcoming manner of Village Manager, Jill Bowkett, since my first contact with Aveo Derwent Water back in August/September has been very much appreciated by both myself and my...

Colleen Buxton

Helen and I have been married for nearly 44 years, and have three children and five grandchildren. Prior to moving to Aveo Island Point in the middle of 2012, we lived in the Sydney suburb of Milperra for 42 years. We were keen to...

Greg and Helen Clarke

As a resident of 15 years, I most enjoy the security and camaraderie within Aveo Gulf Point. With a maintenance man onsite to assist with any jobs there is little hassle and more freedom to do the things I enjoy. We have a very...

Berryl Morelli

Prior to moving into an Aveo retirement village, I was a long-term resident of Mosman. I then lived in The Manors of Mosman for 13 years before moving to Mosman Grove in the middle of 2013. I decided to make the move to an...

Alison Coote

I moved to my Aveo unit four years ago after living in the Carindale area for 27 years. I decided to make the move to Aveo Carindale due to its amazing location - it's directly across the street from the Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre,...

Stan Rawlings

Elaine and I have been married for 51 years and prior to moving into Aveo Ackland Park 7 years ago, lived in Park Holme. We decided to move into an Aveo retirement village as we thought it was time to downsize as we could...

Elaine and Robert Keay

Prior to moving into Aveo Ackland Park 6 years ago, I resided in Fielding, New Zealand. I made the move to Adelaide so I could be close to my family. Living at Aveo The Braes has made life easier for me as everything is...

Joyce White

I previously lived on the Gold Coast and in country Queensland prior to moving to Sydney to be closer to my children and grandchildren. I moved to Aveo Minkara Resort about three and a half years ago. I had been looking for a place...

Ineke Oberg

My first view of Manor Gardens was a delight. I walked in the front door and it felt like I was coming home. We decided that day to buy the flexi-unit I still live in 17 years later. I was made to feel so...

Patricia Swarbrick

I've lived at Aveo Peregian Springs for the past six years after having moved from a three bedroom unit at Point Lonsdale in Victoria. I made the move as the security of living in a village really appealed to me and the beautiful swimming...

Judy Wrigley

We moved into Aveo Peregian Springs Country Club in April 2012. Prior to this we lived in a four bedroom house with a pool on the Peregian Springs golf club. Although we loved the garden and the pool, it was too much work and...

Peter Newey and Jackie Stewart

I moved into Aveo Peregian Springs Country Club in July 2013. Prior to this I lived in another retirement village however made the move to a serviced apartment at Aveo Peregian Springs to be closer to my family while also having the extra care....

Joan Simpson

I moved to Aveo Peregian Springs Country Club 16 months ago and currently live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa in a great location which is easy to maintain. Prior to this I lived in a large, four bedroom house in the Adelaide Hills. I...

Irene Gibbons

I owned a four bedroom house in Castaways Beach prior to moving to Aveo Peregian Springs one year ago. I was living on my own and moved into the village for companionship and the activities. Now that I live in the village, I love...

John Davies

We were married in 1965 and have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. Barry worked for Australian Customs Service for 31 years, retiring in 1994 and Jan worked as a stenographer in insurance after completing her business college and was later employed at the Queen...

Barry and Jan McLeod

I am a very contented great grandma who came to Adelaide over fifty years ago from Sydney. It was a very big decision to make to leave family and friends and come to a place so far away but it is something we will...

Rona Chenery

I came to Australia as a young woman, having grown up in England and Europe. My husband and I, and our four children, lived in Lower Mitcham, which is near the retirement village. As the village was being built, I often wondered if I...

Judith Whitehead

Helen and Reg attended the same primary school at Campbelltown and both worked with their family's business. Reg became a director of their company which sold and serviced vehicles and supplied steel work for various building companies. We married in 1956 and have a...

Helen and Reginald Stock

After living alone for 12 months in Riverview I was finding the cooking and gardening too much for me so I decided I would have to move out. I had known about Manor Gardens and the 'try before you buy' offer so I thought...

Robert McKay (Jock)

I have been a resident of Aveo Leabrook Lodge since March 2011 - 2 years and 5 months. I first made enquiries about Aveo on the internet. I was familiar with the Aveo village at Crestview but I wanted to be a little closer...

Judith Tanti

When I sold my home and moved to St Agnes I was unhappy as my friends and church were at Payneham so I moved to Glynde Lodge. I really didn't know much on what was on offer, I just liked the units and the...

Pat Nelson

My husband was losing his memory and our home was too big for us to manage so we decided to move to Glynde Lodge and have now been here for two years. We find several of the activities held at the village very enjoyable...

Billie Anderson

Roy and Sheila Wilson have been both surprised and delighted at how quickly they have settled into their new 'downsized' lifestyle at Aveo Leabrook Lodge. Up until mid-June this year the pair, both in their 80s, were still living in their home...

Roy & Sheila Wilson

Bruce Borchers has just one message for anyone considering moving into a retirement village - do it sooner rather than later! "You don't want to leave it until it is too late to enjoy", he advises. Bruce moved into Aveo Concierge in Balwyn...

Bruce Borchers

It was love at first sight for Aveo Crestview resident Laura Juczenko. In the market for a new home, Laura happened to be driving past the Crestview village complex wondering what it was. "I was curious so drove through to have a look. I...

Laura Juczenko

Cecily Slater made the move to Fernbank on the 1st of May in 1995. "We inspected Fernbank because of its location, delightful unit 31, dining room and most importantly a Registered Nurse as manager." Cecily had an extensive career in the NSW Health Department...

Cecily Slater

Jenny Dale, originally from Maryborough, near Bundaberg, first saw Aveo Durack on the television. "I was immediately impressed by the beauty of the village and all the wonderful amenities, the swimming pool, tennis courts, restaurant, medical centre and the hairdressers, so I moved here"....

Jenny Dale

We have travelled overseas many times and are enjoying 57 years of marriage.We resided at Ettalong Beach Village, Central coast NSW and now have been at Aveo Kings Park for 4.5 years. We moved here to be close to family and because of health...

Bruce & Marjorie Robin

I started one of the first Laundromat Businesses in England and have been married to my wife for 73 years now. I previously resided in Aberfoyle Park and have been at Aveo Kings Park for 3 years. We moved into an Aveo retirement village...

Syd Phillips

I moved into the new stage of Aveo Durack 6 months ago. I lived nearby and wanted to stay within an area I was familiar with. I choose Aveo Durack because it is close to the city and the apartment was within my...

Betty

My husband Gerald and I have lived at Aveo Durack for six months now and have enjoyed many aspects of living here. A full-time registered nurse and an on-site medical centre are very reassuring. Our unit is functional and modern and the gardens are...

Gerald & Judy

After much searching in the Redlands area, we suddenly came upon Aveo Cleveland. It's a superb village, with excellent and tasteful construction with lovely units equipped and furnished with the best available plumbing, toilets, bathrooms (2) with spacious showers and luxurious fittings. A single...

Ian & Rachel Milton

My wife, Joan and myself resided in Panania in South West Sydney for 45 years prior to moving into the Camden Downs retirement village. We moved into the village in late 1998 and have never regretted our move. We decided to move from Panania...

Jack & Joan Hanley

My name is Margaret Alexander, a resident of Camden Downs retirement village. I'm a seventy year old widow, losing my husband Tony in December 2011, following a battle with cancer. I have three wonderful children, five grandchildren and two foster grandchildren who all live...

Margaret Alexander

Aveo Maple Grove We previously resided in the local suburb of Hinchinbrook. We have been residents of Aveo Maple Grove Casula for 2 years and 8 months. We visited umpteen retirement villages in this area and Aveo Maple Grove was by far and away...

Mr & Mrs Alford

After we married in 1971 my husband and I moved to Darwin where we lived and worked until his untimely death by accident 4 years later. I eventually returned to Adelaide where I had family and for many years lived in the Pt. Adelaide/Semaphore...

Maxine Peisley

We were living at Hallet Cove, an extremely hilly area and we realised we had to move to a flatter area and one day saw a new retirement village being built by Pioneer, a subsidiary of the Adelaide Steamship Company at North Haven. We...

Bill Osment

I've been a widow since 1984 and raised my only child, Steven, from the age of 4. We had a close relationship with both of us taking up the sport of gamefishing in Cairns after I purchased a boat in 1992. In 2003, during...

Barbara Leptig

I'm Margot Wall and I came down to Derwent Waters a few years ago, at the suggestion of my eldest son Gary who has lived in Hobart for 12 years. He investigated the Retirement Villages in Tasmania with his wife and after seeing...

Margot Wall

Moving to Aveo Peregian Springs Country Club meant level ground, no more steps, no more moving. There are plenty of activities to choose from including; Golf, Bowls, Swimming, Snooker, Bingo and Card Games. We are also very close to the shops and minutes from...

Terry Gleeson

The tranquil setting with lovely scenic views and well kept gardens and grounds is very relaxing and peaceful. The facilities are excellent with a well stocked library, indoor pool, billiards room, outdoor bowls and your own vegie patch if you wish. Doctors call weekly...

Derek Beverley Wood

The Initial Advantage When we were on an extended world trip we had the inevitable break-in. As we contemplated becoming grey nomads on retirement, we decided to buy a unit at Derwent Waters so we could enjoy our trips worry free. Not only is a...

Judy and Bob

I moved from independent living to a serviced apartment at Aveo The Haven. The apartments are just the size we need. We have exercise class, carpet bowls, craft, cards, jigsaws and a library. The gardens are pleasant and the staff are excellent. I love...

Gwen Gross

Since becoming a resident of Aveo The Braes in November 2010, I am constantly counting my blessings. I live in a flexi unit and continue to enjoy a full and independent life, combined with participating in some of the many social activities provided. My...

Margaret Lennox

I had turned 60, my friends suggested it was time I thought about a retirement village as I had no family, I have to admit I was insulted, I was too young for this lifestyle, it would be like having one foot in the...

Christine Houston

“Life at the Heath” Welcome to Hampton Heath Retirement Village. A compact village of 52 units where there is the feeling of extended family amongst the residents Families are all part of the friendly atmosphere. Lasting friendships are evident within the community, along with...

Dawn Dakin

I came to Veronica Gardens in November 2001 after finding the family home in Richmond too big. After looking at many places, a nun in Abbotsford recommended that i should come and look at Veronica Gardens as i was tired of living alone. I...

Miss Merva McClure

We have lived and raised three children in North Balwyn and Balwyn since 1962 and have many interests and friends here so have always wanted to remain in the area. In December 2007 we noted the start of the Sackville Grange Independent Retirement Apartment...

June & Ron Phillips

The main point that influenced our decision to move to Rose Grange Retirement Village was owning the property title to the house and the land it was on (freehold). The other notable points were the peacefulness and quite surrounds, the village residents' warm welcome...

Irene & Bob Hanna

When I decided to move back to Melbourne to be closer to my family, my daughters took it upon themselves to find somewhere that was both close to them and a nice place to live. They looked around for some time until they discovered...

Alf Smith

Dad was previously living in an independent unit at another Aveo Village – Edrington in Berwick but after the death of Mum, his failing health and loneliness prompted my sister and I to find him a new home – somewhere that offered the level...

Lynne Pocknee (Daughter of Roy Wade)

I made an appointment to have a look at Nightingale Manor. I was so impressed I bought my apartment there and then. Walking in the front door I was amazed at the size and decor of the area.  It was just like walking into...

Lorna Cook

With the decision to shift to a new state and a different way of living, I was more than a little apprehensive about meeting new people and settling into a new home. My concern however was quickly swept aside by the helpful and friendly...

Doris Ferry

I am writing as the daughter of a resident to express my appreciation and gratitude for the care my mother receives at Elston Lodge, where she has been living since June 2010, five months after the death of my father. It was not necessarily...

Karen Holland (Daughter of Roma Holland)

I made the decision to sell my unit, Unit 123 at Fernbank, St Ives and listed it with a local agent. Unfortunately after three months of being on the market with that agent there was still no result. I changed and listed the Unit...

Dr John Roger M.B.B.S

Coming home to Minkara. Leaving our beautiful home of many years was a severe emotional wrench and, even though we had carefully researched the retirement village options, including the Central Coast, we could not be certain that we were doing the right thing moving...

Etta and George Little