The Living Choice Wellness Centres in SA are growing rapidly, thanks to the efforts of the enthusiastic SA Wellness Coordinator, Sarah Fox. Sarah has established the Wellness Centres at Living Choice’s villages at Woodcroft, Fullarton and Flagstaff Hill and they’re open to members of the public too, who are embracing the many services offered. Sarah…

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Artist’s overview… Inspired by her surroundings, and using light in all its glory, Lorraine Carruthers’ semi-abstract and abstract oil and acrylic paintings use colour to capture both her subject and her audience. Over the past decade, Lorraine has exhibited in various galleries and wineries throughout South Australia and often works without reference letting the paint…

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Think Buble meets Sinatra, Dean Martin meets Jamie Cullum … the entertaining Foenander Brothers are returning to Living Choice Fullarton in May for the hugely popular, bi-monthly “Saturday Night Live” event. With a repertoire including exquisite renditions of classic standards to new and exciting arrangements of contemporary songs, Mike and Steve Foenander are sure to…

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A new report by Downsizing.com.au has found that Australia’s booming housing market has made downsizing an increasingly lucrative way to help seniors to secure their financial future in retirement. The report shows that the average cash released from selling to downsize from a house to a retirement village in 2020 was $286,810. This compares to…

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The auditorium floor was bouncing at Living Choice Fullarton on 13th March when 74 residents and guests danced the night away at the first Cabaret of the year. Just one week prior, the State COVID-19 restrictions had been relaxed to allow dancing and the excitement was palpable! Live music was back in the village as…

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The opening night of the March `Art Expression @123 Fisher’ exhibition at Damien on Fisher Restaurant, located at Living Choice Fullarton, proudly showcased the work of talented artist, Lloma Mackenzie. The wine was sparkling, the crowd was in awe and the artwork was outstanding. Combining inks, lino paper and mixed media in the production of…

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There was keen interest from prospective residents at the Twilight Viewing of Apartment 229, a beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment at Living Choice Fullarton on 4th March. Between advertising the Twilight Viewing and the event date, a “hold” had been placed on the apartment, however it was decided to proceed so that future buyers could learn…

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Living Choice staff members were proud to see that Living Choice director, Graham Hobbs OAM, was featured in the latest Youth Opportunities newsletter. Here is the article. Graham Hobbs OAM has been a dedicated and longstanding supporter of Youth Opportunities for over twenty years, not only through his philanthropy, but as a former board member…

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Move over Broadway – Living Choice Fullarton is the new home for performances by world-renowned jazz musicians. The Kym Purling Trio, led by talented pianist, conductor and musical director, Kym Purling, performed in the Great Hall at Fullarton on Sunday 28th February and what a fabulous afternoon it was! Adelaide-raised Kym Purling is a huge…

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It was a perfect day for golf at Mount Compass Golf Club on 15th February when over 100 Lower Murray & Hills Veteran golfers took to the fairways. The excellent conditions were reflected in the great scores, with the overall winner being former Fullarton Village Manager, Angela Trevor, with 44 points. Angela received her prize…

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Living Choice Fullarton resident, Jill Argent, loves wearing black and white outfits with big earrings, is passionate about art and history and sometimes terrifies her art students. Her services to art and history have now been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal. Despite her 32 years of voluntary work for organisations such as the…

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PHOTOS BY BRIAN QUINN Australia Day at Living Choice Fullarton is always a very special day, not only providing a thoroughly enjoyable event for residents but raising much-needed funds for Variety SA, a charity assisting disadvantaged children. For the past three years, it has been organised by the inimitable Sue Pearce with the help of…

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Sarah Fox, Coordinator of Living Choice’s Wellness Centres in SA (right) and Wendy Butler of Living Choice Flagstaff Hill. Living Choice Wellness Centre Coordinator, Sarah Fox, has some good advice for residents and clients to keep them happy and healthy in 2021. As we farewell 2020 and get into the swing of 2021, I’d like…

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The 15th December is an auspicious date for all residents at Living Choice Fullarton – it’s the date that the first residents moved into the village and it marks one of the most anticipated events of the year – the Anniversary/Christmas Dinner. One hundred and twenty residents and one deposit holder, Rhonda Green, attended the…

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The annual Christmas Lights Up event at Living Choice Fullarton is always a very popular event, with many residents and dignitaries usually attending. Just two weeks ago, the village was in a strict lockdown as per State regulations and it was feared that the event would have to be cancelled. However, the lockdown was lifted…

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Imagine the Living Choice Fullarton residents working for months, crafting home-made items for the annual 3-day Christmas Trading Tables, only to have it closed down after just one day! That was the daunting reality that the Fullarton Crafters had to face when the Premier announced the grim State-wide 6-day lockdown. The Trading Tables were covered…

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Just a few days before the lockdown in Adelaide, residents and clients were able to enjoy one of the best big bands in Adelaide at the Saturday Night Live Cabaret at Living Choice Fullarton. Such is the popularity of the three-monthly event that it was booked out long before the night. Will Metzer and his…

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There was very little glamour on show at Flemington for this year’s Melbourne Cup but at Living Choice Fullarton, residents and visitors dressed up like never before, donning beautiful hats, fascinators, stunning dresses, top hats, suits and jackets to celebrate “the race that stops the nation”. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly never stopped the Fullarton…

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Living Choice Fullarton resident, Helen Hammond, is well-known for her support of the arts and music and, with the help of Joan Ogden, has organised the annual SALA Exhibitions, the monthly Art Expression @123 Fisher exhibitions, the Parkinson’s SA art show plus regular music recitals at the village. Throughout this time, Helen has quietly been…

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Best known around Living Choice Fullarton as a `go to person’, Michael Gasking gets involved in all sorts of tasks, from checking the basement, organising the workshop, sorting the bin rooms and working some of his magic on cars. Now Michael has been recognised by fellow residents with the first Living Choice Fullarton Volunteer Award,…

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