Steve Costelow was born in Melbourne on September 25, 1946.
That date is significant because 21 years later it would be drawn from a ballot determining which young Australian men would be called up for two years’ compulsory military service during the Vietnam War.Read more
Joan is like a lot of retirees.
She lives independently in her own apartment, drives to the shops a couple times a week to pick up supplies, has someone pop in once a fortnight to help with a bit of cleaning, and keeps up an active social network of friends, family and neighbours.Read more
She’s known all around the village as “the lady with the little white dog”.As Bev and her six-year-old Maltese bichon frise, Lilly, go for their daily walk around Weary Dunlop retirement village’s perfectly-manicured gardens, it’s as much a social exercise as a physical one. Read more
When Charles's wife of 60 years, Maisie, died, he was lost.
Untethered from his soul mate, his children, Ian and Janet, were worried he would shut himself away in the family home in Bentleigh and withdraw from the world. They wanted him close to them. He had lost the love of his life, but they didn’t want him to lose his love for life.Read more
More people are moving in each day, but Geoff and Heather will forever hold the distinction of being Nellie Melba retirement village’s first residents.Read more