Vanessa Elmslie has returned to her roots to take up her dream role of Village Manager and Sales Consultant at Living Choice Fullarton. Not only did she grow up and attend school in the area, but she lives just down the road from the village. Vanessa was officially welcomed at the Residents’ Happy Hour on Friday 10th March.
“What I hope to achieve at Living Choice Fullarton is to continue to maintain the vibrant community spirit and to build a strong relationship with the residents and the staff. I am supported by a very experienced and professional team that are doing a great job in bringing me up to speed and I am very grateful for their patience,” she said.
Vanessa grew up in the Fullarton area and attended Unley High School. “My first after-school job was in a local residential care facility so I have been around retirement living for a long time. I later moved to Queensland where I had my three daughters. We then relocated to Singapore for three years, where we did a lot of travel.”
Vanessa and her family moved back to Adelaide in 2016, settling close to Fullarton. For the past seven years, she was the Manager of Retirement Living/Housing at one of the largest integrated providers of retirement village accommodation and ageing care services in SA. Her duties included managing the after-sales, rental, contracts, projects and design teams within the organisation.
Prior to entering the retirement industry, Vanessa co-owned a post-graduate program training business, teaching doctors and nurses how to diagnose skin cancers and other small medical procedures.
Vanessa said she was a very proud mother of three daughters. Her eldest daughter is aged 20 and in her last year of Nursing at University, while her other two daughters, aged 17 and 14, are at Walford Anglican School, a school that several Living Choice Fullarton residents attended.
Asked if she had any hobbies, Vanessa said, “I would love to say that I have lots of hobbies but with running after children and their activities and not to mention our beloved Groodle, Rosie, I don’t have much time, but I would not have it any other way!”.