The residents agree. Bev and her late husband moved into Aveo Melrose Park five years ago, after deciding to downsize their home. While Bev believes they should’ve moved sooner, she made up for lost time, quickly becoming part of the social committee, organising and attending fortnightly BBQ’s and Christmas in July lunches.
“I think being social is terribly important,” Bev says. “A lot of my friends outside of the village are on their own, which means they have to break into circles and find activities – here, it’s all included. There’s not a day of the week there’s not something on.”
Beryl, also speaks highly of the group she now calls her “extended family”. “I love the company I have here, always ladies to talk to,” she says. “It’s like a small village – everyone knows everyone.
“I love the company I have here, always ladies to talk to,” she says. “It’s like a small village – everyone knows everyone.