15 December 2017   

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There’s a reason they call them the golden years – retirement is often the happiest time of our lives. Here at Stockland, our residents health and happiness are our top priorities. So, in order to maintain our vibrant communities, we conduct an annual survey which helps us to continue to improve.
Living in a Stockland retirement village means that you have more time to spend doing what you love, surrounded by a community of like-minded people. At Stockland, we strive to create a place where you can live life to the fullest, a place that truly feels like home.
 
According to our 2017 Residents Voice Survey, our residents tend to agree. At Gillin Park Retirement Village residents voted Overall Happiness with Living at the Village as 88%,  Happiness with Resident’s Own Home as 88% and Happiness with Presentation of Outdoor Areas as 90%. 
 
Our team are pleased with the levels of satisfaction within their village community. Take Village Manager Narelle Cook for example. We sat down with Narelle to talk about how incredibly proud she is of these results.
 
“Maintenance at Gillin Park is a high priority for our team. We have a beautiful village that we are all proud of and we want to keep it that way! We have a dedicated team that look after our gorgeous landscaping, as well as our resident’s homes – both inside and outside, something which is not offered at many other villages.”

“Living at Gillin Park is like being surrounded by extended and attentive family. Our residents and staff look out for one another, and care about one another, which is something they may not have experienced if they had stayed in their former homes. This is a major benefit of living in a retirement village, something that you cannot put a dollar value on. The sense of community and belonging is invaluable.”
 
What better way to spend your golden years than surrounded by new friends, feeling connected and engaged in a home that suits your needs?
 

“Living at Gillin Park is like being surrounded by extended and attentive family. Our residents and staff look out for one another, and care about one another, which is something they may not have experienced if they had stayed in their former homes. This is a major benefit of living in a retirement village, something that you cannot put a dollar value on. The sense of community and belonging is invaluable.” - Narelle Cook, Village Manager