By Tamara Laurence Lesley Martin loves to cook, but more than that, she loves to share her enjoyment of good food. Before long, Lesley’s reputation as a great cook caught the attention of Gail Eyres, Regional Manager NSW, which has opened up a wonderful opportunity for many of the male residents. “Gail approached me to…

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Following the successful resumption of the Sydney Bowls Carnival tournaments on 15th March, teams gathered once again on 12th April for the next round, this time at West Pennant Hills Bowls Club. With Living Choice as the major sponsor, it was a wonderful turnout. There were 85 bowlers on the day, and the tournament reached…

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Living Choice has been the main sponsor of the Sydney Hills Bowls Carnivals for many, many years. The sponsorship is divided between Living Choice Glenhaven in the Hills Shire and Leisure Lea Gardens Retirement Village in Marsfield. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the events could not be held in 2020, however this year they have…

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After juggling the ever-changing COVID-19 gathering restrictions for the past year, the Social Sub-Committee at Living Choice Glenhaven decided to hold the village’s Easter Hat Parade a week early, to take advantage of the relaxation in restrictions announced recently. “The residents were itching to get together and have some Easter fun!” said committee member, Shirley…

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By Chris Thomas. If you want a good story about recycling then this is it! But it’s much more than that. The men of Dural Men’s Shed and the Management of Living Choice Glenhaven have joined forces to start a programme that not only recycles kitchens, whitegoods and appliances but, most importantly, brings hope to…

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There is no doubt that kindness can be contagious, and everyone needs kindness in their world. The ladies from The Creative Fringe in Jamisontown, New South Wales witness acts of kindness each and every week when volunteers arrive to their warehouse dropping in blankets and others donating knitted squares. The ‘Think Outside the Square Blanket…

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Living Choice Glenhaven resident, Valerie Roy. By Valerie Roy Recently, I was reminded once again of how lucky I am to be living at Living Choice Glenhaven. On Friday morning, I attended the Writers’ Festival up until the lunch break. How enlightening it was! I was so appreciative to be able to listen to two…

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Every month at Living Choice villages, the staff members host a `birthday bash’ for residents celebrating a birthday that month. The candles are lit, `happy birthday’ is sung and everyone enjoys a cuppa and a slice of cake. It’s just a small gesture but one that reinforces the caring community ethos at Living Choice villages.…

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Natasha Woodward reports The Living Choice Home staff members of the Central Coast and Sydney celebrated a year of hard work and dedication by enjoying a lovely Christmas lunch at the High Ground Café at Kincumber. There was a lot of laughter and chat about the year that was, and everyone is excited to start…

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By Dianne Parrey Once again Springfield House proved to be a great venue for the annual Living Choice Glenhaven Residents’ Christmas Lunch. This year our numbers were almost halved due to the need for social distancing, however this did not prevent us from having a lovely day. The canapes were delicious as was the lunch…

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The green-fingered residents and gardening team at Living Choice Glenhaven have done it again! The village scooped the top prize in the category “Best Industrial, Commercial or Institution Garden” in the Sydney Hills Garden Competition and the residents excelled in many other categories, earning first, second, third and many Highly Commended awards. Regional Manager, Gail…

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When Regional Manager Gail Eyres discovered Monday 21st September was World Gratitude Day, she immediately consulted her staff members at Living Choice Glenhaven to decide how they could show their gratitude to the 356 residents living there. With just a couple of days’ notice, Gail ordered 356 cupcakes from their favourite bakery, Essence Patisserie at…

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There are currently no upcoming events at this village but check again soon as Living Choice regularly holds village events throughout the year.

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The gardens at Living Choice Glenhaven are looking beautiful and it is magic timing as the judging for the annual Orange Blossom Festival Garden Competition took place this week. The communal gardens were judged on Thursday and the residents’ gardens are being judged today (Friday). Regional Manager, Gail Eyres said the village and residents had…

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A number of Living Choice Glenhaven residents, who enjoy working with and supporting the Dural Men’s Shed, have been helping to remove kitchens out of villas to be refurbished. Together with members of the Men’s Shed, they then relocate the unwanted items to areas on the South Coast to help disadvantaged people who lost their…

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New residents, Bob and Gail White (right) with friends Lesley and Greg Martin who referred them to Living Choice Glenhaven. Being surrounded by like-minded people and beautiful gardens that you don’t have to maintain prompted Bob and Gail White to make the move to Living Choice Glenhaven. Bob and Gail were referred by Glenhaven residents…

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As the first resident to move into Living Choice Glenhaven nearly 16 years ago with her late husband, John, Enid Hewson has been intimately involved in many milestones, celebrations, social activities, interest groups and has made many close friends. Her biggest love, however, is the Craft Group, which she helped to establish in 2005 and…

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Throughout Living Choice villages we have dedicated staff who look after all areas throughout the village, including our ground care and maintenance teams. Recently, the staff at Living Choice Glenhaven did a profile on the three hardworking ground care team. Introducing Tom, Stephen and Darcy … Tom Pinkerton – Local to the Hills District and…

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AFTER a lifetime of love and making memories, Living Choice Glenhaven couple, Don and Barbara Hazeltine had to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in a much quieter way than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, their daughter and granddaughter made sure their special day was not forgotten, quietly putting up a 60th wedding anniversary…

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Bears have been popping up in windows and gardens throughout Australia, including at Living Choice Glenhaven. Resident Anita Stevens (pictured below) wrote this poignant poem. Anita is a keen member of the village’s Writers’ Group and has also been keeping herself busy colouring-in. “I’m a bear in the window – I’m lonely as can be!…

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