Mine was one of the generations raised with the gender defining notion that boy babies wore blue booties, and girl babies wore pink booties. Fast forward to 2019 - those boy babies are now in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and blue has been ditched in favour of pink. For seniors who attended the recent … Continue reading Boy Babies Wear Blue Booties… Don’t They?
The advantages of having Christmas in July are many and varied. Some would argue that it isn’t right - from a Spiritual perspective - and I respect that. But here in Australia we do a lot of things differently. Perhaps it comes from being ‘Down Under’ - or upside down, as our Northern Hemisphere friends … Continue reading A Hot Christmas Lunch
Up here on the hill, we don’t do things in half measures. When we decided to host a Welcome to Winter lunch, volunteers got busy planning, shopping, cooking and decorating. And this is the result. What do you think? The tables are set, the food is prepared (as much as it can be), and the … Continue reading Welcome to Winter!
At the end of Day Two, fifteen weary but happy travellers were delivered safely back to our beautiful village. So with Part One of the Tenterfield Trip done and dusted, here is a pictorial account of Day Two. Day Two On Wednesday morning we woke to a beautiful crisp Autumn morning in Tenterfield (that's code … Continue reading Day Two – Tenterfield Trip
Synchronised alarm clocks started ringing around the village bright and early on Tuesday morning. It was the day for the Tenterfield trip - the bus was leaving at 8.00am - and fifteen of us planned to be on it. Weeks of planning and anticipation were about to come crashing in on each one of us. … Continue reading Tenterfield Trip – Part One
Here at Mountain View we are always thinking of: new things to do; places to go; people to meet. Our Social Committee organises most activities, but residents come up with ideas as well. That’s how the upcoming road trip to Tenterfield came about. Load that bus!! We’re going to Tenterfield! Lock in the 28th May, … Continue reading Road Trip to Tenterfield!
There is nothing like the first few bars of a favourite song to rekindle memories. When that music is Rock ‘n Roll - well, two decades come flooding back. The ‘50’s and ‘60’s is where it all happened. From the hard times of the Thirties and Forties, the Fifties brought change: money started to flow … Continue reading It’s All Rock ‘n Roll!
Families have been gathering around the dining room table to answer silly questions since 1981. It was back then that a group of Canadian men decided to launch the new game they had developed. The game, Trivial Pursuit was born, and families have been addicted to answering silly questions about trivia, ever since. Image from … Continue reading That’s Trivia!
Staging a Seniors Expo as part of the NSW Seniors Festival, demands a reasonable amount of time and brain-power - especially the brain-power. But - by putting our collective heads and shoulders together, we did it. Today was the day we opened our doors and our hearts, to show off where we live, and what … Continue reading Was It Worth It?
The countdown is over! Today is Friday and it is the twenty-second day of February, which means the Seniors Expo is happening today at Mountain View, Murwillumbah The Gold Coast is copping high winds, but up here on the hill at Mountain View, there’s just a nice breeze. There are dark clouds in the sky, … Continue reading Seniors Expo is Happening!
The countdown is on! Only four days until Aveo Mountain View’s Seniors Expo. That’s just four sleeps and a wakey - until Friday the 22nd February. We’ll put the coffee machine in overdrive, crank up the kettle, and make sure the biscuit tin is full. So take a drive up Byangum Road (from Murwillumbah), turn … Continue reading Four Days Until…!
With only a week before Aveo Mountain View’s Big Day on the 22nd February, the timetable for the Seniors Expo is ready to go. Displays are being finalised and external agencies are lining up to attend. You will find us at 1 Ingram Place, Murwillumbah (off Byangum Road) and you can phone us on 02-6672-4800 … Continue reading Timetable for Seniors Expo
February brings tidings of new beginnings. As the Lunar New Year launches on the 5th February, we celebrate the Year of the Pig. And what better way to welcome the New Lunar Year than holding a Seniors Week Expo. Up here on the hill, at Aveo Mountain View Retirement Village, we pride ourselves on doing … Continue reading Seniors Week Expo!
Aveo China Campus Being part of a Retirement Village can have it's benefits - beyond the obvious: like-minded neighbours; peaceful and quiet living; security of having retired neighbours watching out for your unit while you travel the world; no gardens to maintain - lawns to mow - pool to clean (someone else takes care of all … Continue reading Retirement Re-Badged
Suzy Cornelius outlines the travel opportunity for Australian Aveo residents to visit the Aveo campus in Shanghai. It sounded good, but got even better when I found out there was a Starbucks right next door. I signed up immediately! From the first brochure in July - to our departure tomorrow, there have been emails, meet-ups, and … Continue reading Planning Stage
Review of China Immersion Program Inaugural Trip 2016 How do you capture the trip of a lifetime in a simple review of the highlights? I’m not sure if it is possible, but I’ll start at the beginning. When I bought my unit at Mountain View Murwillumbah in 2015, our Sales Consultant, Molly Cornelius, apologised for having … Continue reading Review of China Trip – Part 1
The view from the 25th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Shanghai. After a great dinner at Lost Heaven Restaurant, we were treated to a spectacular view of the city on … Continue reading China Trip Photos
Suzy Cornelius outlines the travel opportunity for Australian Aveo residents to visit the Aveo campus in Shanghai. It sounded good, but got even better when I found out there was a Starbucks right next door. I signed up immediately! From the first brochure in July - to our departure tomorrow, there have been emails, meet-ups, and … Continue reading China Immersion Trip – Planning
I've finally worked out how to put the Register and Login pages on the site so you can now register. Just click on the 'Register' tab in the menu at the top of the page, and complete the details on the form. Your details are kept safe and secure and are never shared without your … Continue reading Registration Open
There are so many options within the village: the lake, the pool, the hall, the gazebo, the library; they're all there for us to use, so let's make it happen. With the weather starting to turn on its spring warmth it's time to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine - oh - and … Continue reading Where Will We Meet?