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Oak Tree Retirement Village Armidale would like to officially congratulate the St Alberts Rugby teams on a successful season.

“As proud sponsors of the teams we were delighted to witness the First Grade, Second Grade and Fourth Grade teams come away from the New England Rugby competitions as victors after convincing wins in the Grand Final series,” said Managing Director of Oak Tree Group, Mr Mark Bindon.

A former Armidale local, Mark grew up watching, participating in and coaching the local team.

“Connection with the local community is critical to our business strategy at Oak Tree,” said Mr Bindon.

“We are focused on engaging with community – from charity initiatives through to sponsoring local causes and sporting events,” he said.

Oak Tree also sponsored the St Albert’s race day, which saw Mark as head judge of ‘Fashions on the Field’ and over 1000 people through the gates for the fun-filled day, albeit no races!

Oak Tree’s localised approach transpires over to every facet of the business.

“At Oak Tree we believe in personally engaging with our residents and senior community at large,” said Mr Bindon.

“This means that residents will often see Senior Management in our Villages at various events, or at community initiatives.

“We also have qualified people in our Villages who are local people who understand the needs of local seniors and the issues that affect them on a daily basis.

“It is this local representation that creates the difference – we are not corporate in nature and pride ourselves on being both accessible and attentive to the needs of our residents,” he said.

Village Manager, and New England Area Manager, Kate Pigram is locally born and previously worked for St Albert’s College as Dean.

Kate brings with her a competent managerial background and a highly regarded affinity with the locals.

“The end result is we are real local people, managing a real Village, and creating real homes for real residents,” said Mr Bindon.

Oak Tree Retirement Village offers residents independent and affordable retirement living options which lifestyle benefits such as companionship, security, and low maintenance living.

Call Kate today on 1300 367 155 for a personalised tour of the display homes or visit

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