News & Events

News & Events

Abound Communities is well placed to comment in issues relating to ageing and care for ageing Victorians, having provided these services for almost 150 years.

The importance of gardens in re-creating a sense of place in new environments. Just after moving into a new place during the first year of Covid lockdowns, I ripped out most of the existing garden to start over. To begin with I decided to work on the small areas either side of our front door. It wasn’t until about 6 months later, when the plants I’d put in began establishing, that it dawned on me that I’d recreated the garden that was ...

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AN UPDATE FROM JON Abound Communities Property Manager Property is a large portfolio in Abound Communities operations with differing site-specific complexities. Rushall Park renovations and works were put on hold for several months whilst we sorted out work exemptions with Heritage Victoria. Since we have been granted some exemptions and engaged a consultant, we have been able to recommence some of these dormant jobs. Some of these works ...

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On Monday 11th of July there was a cross village meet and greet with 2 x RP residents attending Leith Park.

The objective of this meeting was so the newly founded resident garden group at Rushall Park can see how our established Leith Park Garden group operates, and the wonderful projects that both residents and staff at Leith Park have been a part of.

Besides the wealth of knowledge that was shared from both ...

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St Patrick’s Day

May 31, 2022

Staff and residents celebrated by wearing green. This day is always a special one for many of our residents, they enjoyed seeing the green decorations such as balloons and streamers to mark the occasion.

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On Saturday, March 19 a group of lads from Rushall Park headed north by train to a rather hot Bendigo for the 2022 Lost Trades Fair.

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Our 2022 Anzac Day was special and one that always is so dear to everyone’s heart.

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Kim’s Farewell

May 30, 2022

On 5/5 we farewelled the wonderful Kim D’Angelis, who left Abound Communities after 12 and a half years of employment. Kim played a vital role in the organization, as our Volunteer Coordinator.

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We are always looking at ways that we can better assist our residents or provide relevant information. National Seniors Australia has recently developed an online calculator that provides an insight into what concessions you may be eligible for. This is called the National Seniors Concession Calculator.

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"I love the fact that Rushall Park residents and volunteers are so active – contributing to life in the village. The sense of the community is strong which is why I put my name on the waiting list" - Maggie Birkett.

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