Marco & Robyn Cutting the Cake
Burpengary prospers under new management
One year down the road under new management, Oak Tree Retirement Village Burpengary, residents and managerial staff combined, celebrated the smooth transition of ownership and the past year’s successes since Oak Tree acquired the village from Lifestyle Estates in 2013.
Under the new ownership the Village has seen some dynamic changes to its landscape, whilst life for the residents has remained relatively uninterrupted, reaping the rewards of the Group’s capital investment in the village.
“Since acquiring the Village further extensions have been made to the existing community centre with the inclusion of a library, gym, an open plan, multi-purpose activities room with built-in dance floor, and extended entertainment patio overlooking the pool,” said Oak Tree Director Marco De Pasquale at the celebration morning tea.
“We have also commenced stage 4 completing a further ten brand new homes, and welcomed several brand new residents to the village, a couple of whom are yet to move in but are joining us here today – Welcome!
“All change creates some uncertainty but with a lovely group of residents, working together with a strong managerial team in Cheryl (Village Manager) and Simone and Dave (live in Support Team), and our Sales Coordinator, Susie, our Oak Tree family is prospering and moving forward in leaps and bounds.”
Resident Committee Chiarperson Marlene Smith couldn’t agree more.
“There is always some adjustment but the past year with Oak Tree has bought many positives and the overall consensus from all of the residents is we are all very happy,” she said.
To mark the day residents shared a morning tea and cake, cut by Oak Tree, together with Robyn Russell, the first resident to move into the village some seven years ago.
Trevor Ruthenberg, Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Kallangur, passed on his apologies for his inability to attend but thanks went out for his recent donation of $200 to the village which residents spent on a brand new indoor bowls mat, now put to regular use.
Now that Oak Tree has also acquired a second Lifestyle Estates Village at Victoria Point plans are now in motion for a Burpengary bus trip down to the new Village for a meet and greet between residents as Oak Tree encourages inter-village friendship and broader community comradery. Residents are looking forward to it.