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Burwood East begins on right foot

Construction of Ryman Healthcare’s retirement village at Burwood East is officially underway, following a smoking ceremony and Welcome to County at the site.

The traditional aboriginal ritual, led by senior cultural heritage officer for the Bunurong people, Shane Clarke, was followed by a ground breaking.

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Taking Nellie Melba's kitchen to 'the next level'

All chefs accept that the job comes with unique challenges and pressures. However, you can imagine Peter’s surprise when invading Iraqi soldiers stormed his kitchen and forced him out at gunpoint.

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Rebecca hits the ground running at Nellie Melba

As the village population grows and construction nears completion, one of the busiest people at Nellie Melba is Rebecca Fynn.

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Feeling the love of a community that cares

For Helen, Weary Dunlop is the Goldilocks of retirement villages: big enough to have everything she needs but small enough to retain a close, caring village community.

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'Five star': step inside Nellie Melba's new village centre

Absolutely fantastic. First class. Five-star. Amazing. Unbelievable.

The superlatives were flying in all directions as the curtain was raised on Nellie Melba’s village centre and residents had their first peek inside.

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Max and Heather's 'leap of faith'

Nellie Melba retirement village is already home to dozens of people, and will be home to many dozens more, but it all started with one couple’s leap of faith.

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Joan's drive for life cruises past a massive milestone

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.

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New Ryman village planned for Ocean Grove

November 23, 2018

Ryman Healthcare is planning to build a new retirement village on a site in the established seaside town of Ocean Grove, near Geelong.

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Bev's new life unleashed at Weary Dunlop

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.

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Residents raise thousands for drought-affected farmers

Residents at Weary Dunlop retirement village have raised more than $2300 to help Australian farmers battling one of the worst droughts in a generation.

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