Meet Sheena Wynn our Village Manager at Rosebud Village.
How long have you been at Rosebud Village?
I have been working at the village for 2 years.
What do you think are some of the benefits of retirement living?
For the residents I think they would agree that it is the community. Rosebud is a smaller village with 105 units so I know all of the residents in the village which is really special.
What are some of the misconceptions of retirement living?
Having worked in aged care the misconception that I’m aware of is that it is like an aged care facility and it’s not, it’s nothing like it at all. If someone is considering coming into a retirement village they really do need to look into it and see what suits them because it really is nothing like an aged care facility.
What surprised you most since joining the village?
That it’s such a community. People really do care for each other and do look after each other when they’re going through a hard time. To see the benefit it gives other residents is fantastic.
What do you wish people knew about retirement villages?
Again we come back to the community. I’d like people to know how great it can be for their loved ones. So many people that move into a village benefit so much from it, they have such a great lifestyle.
What advice do you have for someone considering moving into a retirement village?
Don’t wait too long. If you’re thinking about it, go out and look at lots of different villages to see what feels right for you. Many people that come into a retirement village say that they left it 10 years too long.
What are your hobbies?
I’m very lucky to live on the Mornington Peninsula. I absolutely love living down here close to the beaches, I love the beach. I’ve got two dogs so we do lots of walking with the dogs, camping and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.