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It’s Fun Living in a Retirement Village and Healthy Too!

05th January 2017

*Perception is everything….. or is it?* The popular perception of what life is like in a retirement village is sometimes far from reality. “Don’t you need to be old to live there?”, “I don’t want to lose my independence!”, “Who wants to live amongst a bunch of old people?”  Such statements...

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Opportunities Can Disappear...

25th November 2016

The last twelve months at Renaissance Victoria Point have been truly transformative. Many brand new villa styles have been added to our collection and released with the final stages of construction. Featuring gorgeous watercourse views, innovative floor plans, breeze capturing aspects and colour packed gardens these final special villas deserve...

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A New Beginning to a New Year

25th November 2016

As our calendars tick over to the last month of the year, we reflect on the year gone by and look forward to what the new year holds. It’s a particularly special time as we farewell some key staff members and edge closer to becoming a completed village. Construction commenced...

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From the GM's Desk

25th November 2016

*What have we really built at Renaissance Victoria Point?* Many hours of hard work go into planning a retirement village, especially one that caters for nearly 500 people and extends over 50 acres. Initial planning is important because this is the foundation upon which all else is developed. The process of...

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Fun living in a Retirement Village

27th October 2016

I can hear it now, “fun” and “retirement village” don’t work in a sentence together. Why? Because retirement villages are full of old people, right? I believe “old” is a state of mind as much as it is a state of being and throughout the years of working in this...

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What's in a Name?

22nd August 2016

With the new footbridge in place, residents once again suggested a meaningful name be selected in keeping with that chosen for the community leisure centre’s main auditorium – the Moongalba Room.  The word ‘Moongalba’ is Jandai for ‘sitting down place’ or ‘meeting place’. Jandai is the language of the Quandamooka...

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Bushland Creek Walkway Official Opening

28th July 2016

On one of those recent unseasonably warm July days, residents and friends gathered for the official opening of the spectacular ‘Wirawira Walkway’ – the connecting footbridge that spans the watercourse running through the Village.  To mark the occasion, two rare white Jacaranda trees were planted by the current Presidents of...

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The Troll Bridge

26th July 2016

As most of our residents know, some weeks ago we have experienced an invasion of Trolls. According to folklore they originate from Scandinavia, so to give them full credit, our visitors were quite adventurous and enterprising.  They got it on reliable authority that there were some lovely villas under construction at...

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Birds in our Village - Royal Spoonbill

04th July 2016

The Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) is a large white waterbird, averaging 78cm in height, with black, spoon-shaped bill, face, legs and feet. When breeding, it has a distinctive back of head crest, which can be up to 20cm long in male birds (usually shorter in females). The bird erects the...

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Ageing in place… Family Home vs Village Home

23rd June 2016

*Ageing in place… Family Home vs Village Home* Changes to the Government care scheme are on the way, and consumers will soon need to start making decisions about how they allocate their funding allowance. In other words, which services they require and who they want to provide these services. This development brings...

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