At Ryman, we believe the measure of a full life is one that gets richer with age. With communities that challenge what we think about ageing and bring joy and meaning to every moment.
Dancing, friendship, family; Keri has ensured that these aspects remain central to her lifestyle. No matter her address or how old she is, Keri’s life will only get richer because she prioritises what makes her happy.
Norman seeks out new experiences every day.
From chatting with friends over village activities to social events with his eight children. Norman’s never short of new experiences.
When he’s not socialising at home, Bill can be found volunteering for a programme that supports underprivileged kids. “Ryman provide all the necessities, which frees me up to do the things I enjoy the most.”
Maintaining her adventurous lifestyle is a priority for Judy, adventures are commonplace. That’s one of the many reasons she enjoys life at Ryman’s Murray Halberg Village. “My apartment is a lock up and leave situation”.
The Keith Park team has become an extension of Mary’s own family. She’s on a first name basis with everybody. “I didn’t have to work hard to feel comfortable. I was settled in very, very quickly.”
Annie lives how she wants. Quietly painting, loudly socialising, swimming in the ocean with her mermaids, and taking off whenever she likes to visit family. That is Annie’s measure of a full life.
While the pair met in the village, they are often mistaken for lifelong friends. Like Neil, David has always been an active person, they’re often spotted wading rivers in search of the ‘catch of the day’.
When considering a move to village life, Ian and Jan looked for a place filled with new friends. Ryman’s Nellie Melba Village was the answer. “Since moving, we've been more positive, busier & happier”.
When John required more care, he moved within the village. They’re both delighted that Barbara could remain close. “I see him every day, he’s right there. I have nothing but praise for John’s care”.
Ebbie & Premila have a new lease on life. New friends, new activities, and more holidays whenever they feel like it. “You just lock up. We feel like traveling more now because we feel so safe.”
Kerry is a curator of beautiful spaces. And between socialising with friends and playing with her grandchildren, she has also curated a beautiful life. Filled with treasured décor and sunshine.
There is always something new and exciting on the go for Wendy. From heading out to a winery or exploring an art precinct, “it’s good to be able to experience new things you enjoy”.
Social and active, Shirley and David launched themselves into daily life at Weary Dunlop Village – turning up the volume on their retirement and sharing their passions with others.
Now having the freedom to lock up and leave, run their village dance classes, and be open to new discoveries, David says that village life is a very different way of living. A better way.