Abound Communities Newsletters


Keep in touch with what is happening in Abound Communities community. Each edition we feature profiles of the people who make up our villages and discuss village developments, and broader issues that affect ageing Victorians. Click the 'Subscribe' button above.

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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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 had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and catch up with one of our Leith Park residents, Peter Smith. His wife, Karen, also had some insight into our chat. It was nice to sit down on their front porch, take in the fresh air and get to know each other.

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This was a wonderful day for our staff, our residents, and their loved ones. The day consisted of a sausage sizzle, popcorn making, face painting, and balloons. 

The joyous occasion was celebrated with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren coming along for some fun. 

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We love big milestones and would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE congratulations to our wonderful residents Donald and Jennifer Edwards, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on 17th March this year.

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Six-Monthly Meetings

May 27, 2022

A reminder of our upcoming 6-monthly meetings.

Abound Communities hosts a resident’s meeting which is a forum for Phillip Wohlers, CEO, to provide information and updates for residents to raise issues and/or ask questions about living in our villages.

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There is nothing better than getting stuck into digging and overhauling gardens, according to Tegwen King.

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On 8 March – International Women’s Day - the world’s attention focuses on women. Generally, the conversation is about how women are disproportionately affected by lack of gender equality everywhere in the world.

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“Our home has always been a place where family and friends are welcome.  Our cottage at Rushall Park is no different and the community of friends here is important to us and that’s why their work is part of my art box,” Jennifer Barden said.

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