Resident Stories

Independence & Freedom

Greig and I retired early, but from 2006 to 2010 we did voluntary work in Egypt. Working in Egypt was a real life changing experience and when we came back to Australia in 2010 we landed back in Tassie, which is where I’m originally from.

We discovered Golden Ponds by complete coincidence. We travelled to the NSW North Coast when we were on home assignment from Egypt in 2008. Greig and I felt very drawn to Forster, we instantly knew it was where we wanted to settle down.

Greig and Wendy, Golden Ponds Resort, Mid-North CoastNSW

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Thrive & Grow

Since living here I’ve become very involved in the village choir. It’s been a wonderful activity to participate in. I can safely say that it brings myself and the other residents who participate, a great sense of joy to be able to sing and entertain people.

Lena, Queens Lake Village, Mid-North Coast NSW

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Connect & Support

It’s like one village – it’s like life used to be. There was a time that everybody looked out for each other, and that is what happens here. You can walk out and never lock your door – we just don’t need to, it’s a habit.

Brian and Kath, Arilla Village, Victoria

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