08 February 2019   

1 min read
Meet Raelene and Wayne Harbour, our newest (and youngest) residents at Mernda Retirement Village.

When most people think of retirement living, they mistakenly think it’s aged care. Not so, says Raelene.

“The residents are very motivated and active. You wouldn’t know what their ages were – it’s irrelevant really.”

Both Raelene and Wayne still work and recognised the need to downsize once their children moved out of their large four bedroom home.

“We were spending the weekends maintaining the property we didn’t need anymore”, explains Raelene.

After researching their options, they decided on Mernda Retirement Village and were eager to make the move, but Raelene had to wait until she turned the minimum entry age before signing the paperwork.

“They literally moved in the next day!” confirms Jane Flynn, Sales Professional at Mernda Retirement Village.

Since moving in, they’ve fully immersed themselves into village life. Both have completed their RSA (Responsible Serving of Alcohol) certificates so they can volunteer at the bar.

Now that they have a more relaxed lifestyle and time to do what they want, you can find them riding their Indian Roadmaster motorcycle named ‘Onyx’.

Asked to sum up their experience of moving into Mernda Retirement Village, Raelene says “We wouldn’t change a thing.”

"We wouldn't change a thing." - Raelene Harbour, Mernda Retirement Village resident