SENIORS FEATURE III

Inner-city living for over 55s
Leederville Gardens
Leederville is one of Perth’s smallest but most vibrant suburbs located in the bustling City of Vincent precinct just 2km north of the City. Being only one square kilometre, the suburb has countless opportunities for you to get out of the house and be part of the atmosphere at any time.
Start your day with a walk around Lake Monger, lunch at any of the nearby cafés or coffee hotspots or catch an evening film at the outdoor cinema all within walking distance. The nearby Leederville town centre has everything else you need including a post office, hair salons and banks. Retirement is better in Leederville.
“In 1993 I needed to move from a large house and a villa in Leederville Gardens Retirement Estate looked perfect, a small village, ideal location close to shopping and recreational facilities and minutes from the CBD by car, bus or train. I arrived when the village was new and people were moving in, it was apparent that the social life was going to be busy and each year it seems to be getting better. The lively social committee are always looking for ways to include everybody.
Units here are on completely flat ground, there are no steps or walking hazards. We can choose to do as much gardening as we want or none at all, I have gardens in the back yard and out the front door, including a macadamia tree, which I love. Shopping has always been easy with the Mezz on Scarborough Beach Road and the IGA in Leederville nearby. The Re-Store was walking distance in the early years, now I drive but still love it! How do I feel about living here? It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, perfect location, the right size, easy shopping and I’m able to do what I want to do with every aspect of my life.”
Verna Kingsbury, Resident
Village Solutions
8/36 Ord Street West Perth
Phone 9355 3400
sigrid@villagesolutions.com.au
http://www.villagesolutions.com.au

A Touch of Eden at Ramon’s at Willow Pond
Ramon’s at Willow Pond is one of Perth’s premier venues for all occasions. Set within 2.2 hectares of magnificent Japanese-themed gardens, surrounding a large lake and cascading waterfall, Ramon’s is a popular choice for outdoor weddings, birthday parties, seminars, anniversaries, school graduations, fundraising events, funerals and wakes. With three beautiful function rooms to choose from, Ramon’s has something to suit all tastes and budgets. The experienced and friendly team will help make your special event truly memorable.

Ramon’s fully licensed restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Current special offers for Seniors Card holders include a 2 course meal (main & dessert) with tea or coffee from just $22 per person, available for lunch Monday to Friday and dinner Tuesday to Friday. Throughout the year, Ramon’s holds special themed events, such as a murder mystery dinner, ABBA tribute show and bridal expo. Ramon’s is taking restaurant bookings for Mother’s Day. For more information, please visit the website.
Ramon’s at Willow Pond
Restaurant 9456 1362
Functions 9455 1187
http://www.willowpond.com.au

 

What is Grow?
Grow holds weekly meetings of small groups for people who have experienced depression, anxiety and other mental or emotional distress, who come together to help each other deal with the challenges of life. It can be extraordinarily liberating and affirming to share problems with others who are encouraging and accepting, and facing similar issues!
Developing understanding, acceptance, confidence, control and love is at the heart of the Grow program. Meetings are supportive, non-threatening, positive and constructive and you don’t require a doctor’s referral to attend. Members are known in their group on a first name basis only and make a commitment to confidentiality. No fees are charged, however a small donation to meet necessary expenses is usual, though strictly voluntary.
Grow meetings are run by the members themselves, according to a well-structured format. During the meeting, members can share their problems, learn how to re-build their lives and report on their own progress.
Find out more at grow.org.au/wa
Grow
Phone 9228 1411
wa@grow.org.au
grow.org.au/wa

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