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Hundreds visit Nellie Melba Retirement Village

Written by Margot Taylor
on December 04, 2019

Prospective Nellie Melba Retirement Village resident Kiet Duong was not alone in walking around the village with a large smile across his face during a recent open weekend.

In fact, almost 250 other visitors did the same.

But for Mr Duong, his smile told not only of the reassurance that he and his wife had found somewhere “beautiful” they hoped to move into, but also his mother.


Mr Duong said the family had looked at numerous retirement villages, and Nellie Melba was “much nicer”, as was the fact he would be just a short stroll from his mother.

“It is perfect,” he said.

“Just like a resort, but without the palm trees!”

IMG_0272 (2)Nellie Melba Retirement Village manager Mark Owens and Ryman Healthcare sales support Felicity King. 

Other visitors shared similar sentiments, with people remarking about how happy residents were, the beautiful gardens and the “nice feel” of the village.

Ryman Healthcare regional sales manager Angela Barraclough said although busy, the open weekend offered a relaxed atmosphere for prospective residents, and their families, to find out about Ryman.

“Often the environment of the open day can break down barriers about village life,” Angela says.

“When residents have the opportunity to speak to prospective residents, or simply for prospective residents to see residents around the village, people gain an appreciation of the lifestyle at the village.”

Attendees were taken on tours of independent and serviced apartments, as well as viewing new stage release plans for independent two and three-bedroom apartments.

Following the tours Nellie Melba Village manager Mark Owens and Nellie Melba sales advisors Liane Kirwan and Morag Davidson gave presentations about life at the village, before taking questions.

Feel free to call one of our team for a cuppa and your own viewing of the village.

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