13 September 2021   

4 min read
Hear from Margaret Brough about her experience living at North Lakes Retirement Village.

Seeing the isolation that COVID-19 caused, prompted Margaret Brough to think about her plan for enjoying retirement life.

“When we were first in lockdown and it was all very unknown… I started thinking that I needed to bring my plans for the future forward because COVID showed me what isolation was like in the suburbs, so I thought- I need to start researching.”

With price and a central location her main priorities, Margaret was also looking to be near her family.

“I was looking at areas where by sons lived, as I wanted to be closer to them. I did a lot of research before choosing this village because it is my future, and this is where I plan on being for a very, very long time. So, I needed to make sure it was perfect!”

As soon as Margaret walked through the doors at North Lakes Retirement Resort and saw the incredible facilities, open-plan unit layouts and impeccably maintained grounds, she knew it was perfect for her.

“They say with real estate you walk in the door and you know straight away, and I did look at a lot of different villages and units. At North Lakes, I walked through the door, and the whole open feel of the unit was wonderful. I could look right through to my own private garden at the back. I turned to my son and I said, I love it! The more I walked through the place I just thought, this is me.”

Margaret also loves the flexibility that comes with village life, and makes the most of everything on offer to residents!

“There’s a real sense of security, and everyone here is so friendly and just so laid back. There is so much on offer, you couldn’t possibly say you were bored here.”

Volunteering as a Brisbane Airport Ambassador, Margaret loves being involved in different activities and she is amazed at how much is made available for residents to take part in.

From trying her hand as a resident cocktail waitress to helping out at the coffee catch-ups, Margaret has a full weekly schedule and is unwaveringly happy with her decision to move to Stockland’s North Lakes Retirement Resort.

“We have a family joke where I would be saying to the kids, ‘this happened or that happened today,’ and they would say, ‘well that’s another reason for having moved here.’ Then the other day my daughter-in-law commented on the grounds (the groundsman was trimming and maintaining the trees out the front). She said, ‘well we are up to reason number 452 that you made a good decision moving here!’”

Watch Margaret’s testimonial below or reach out to our team to book your tour of our beautiful community today on 1800 72 71 70.