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Memoir Writing

Memoir writing: quieting the inner critic

Memoir writing, or life story writing, is becoming increasingly popular among seniors as a creative way to make sense of meaningful life events, help others learn from their experiences, and to leave behind a legacy for generations to come. 

Enjoy what really matters

More time for what really matters

Perhaps the most prevalent reason so many Australian seniors are choosing the Oak Tree lifestyle is the fact that it means they have less to worry about, and more time to spend doing what they love, with whom they love.

Benefits of living in a Boutique Retirement Village

Benefits of living in a Boutique Retirement Village

Exploring retirement options can be a daunting process in the beginning. With an array of different providers and offerings on the market, it can be difficult to determine which lifestyle best suits your needs.

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Already living an ideal life, their most recent move made it even more perfect

Already living an ideal life, their most recent move made it even more perfect

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Armidale is a long way from Victoria and even further from Holland, but Betty and Theo Duim couldn’t be happier with their life there.

Rev your Engines!

Rev your Engines!

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Oak Tree Burpengary played host to a Show & Shine this weekend with over 50 bikes and vintage cars linign the village streets.

 

Fashion Parade & High Tea at Oak Tree Goondiwindi

Fashion Parade & High Tea at Oak Tree Goondiwindi

Wednesday, 08 September 2021

It was all about fashion, fascinators and decadent treats at Oak Tree Goondiwindi last week.  

Even with no plans to retire, Susan is enjoying the advantages of retirement living

Even with no plans to retire, Susan is enjoying the advantages of retirement living

Friday, 20 August 2021

When Susan Hilton was looking for an over-55s community to call home, she didn’t think anywhere with ‘retirement’ in its name would suit – because she wasn’t retired. So, when a friend suggested she consider Oak Tree Retirement Village Goodna, she was very unsure. Until she had a look.

Cairns Art and Soul

Cairns Art and Soul

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Thanks to Adriana’s Painting Party for sharing her passion of painting with our residents and guests at Oak Tree Cairns on the weekend.

Burpengary Boots & Bales

Burpengary Boots & Bales

Friday, 13 August 2021

The country sounds of Johnny Cash, the smell of hay bales and freshly BBQ’d burgers layered with excited chatter and song echoed through Oak Tree Burpengary.

Algester Bowls Club

Algester Bowls Club

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Oak Tree Retirement Villages were proud to recently sponsor the Ladies Bowls Day at the Algester Bowls Club.

Toowoomba Rocks into Retirement

Toowoomba Rocks into Retirement

Monday, 02 August 2021

It was all about the fifties at Oak Tree Toowoomba with their winter event. Despite cold winter winds, warm spirits filled the community centre with dancing, laughter and classic rock ‘n roll music.

Norman Gardens hosts a night in Hawaiian Paradise

Norman Gardens hosts a night in Hawaiian Paradise

Friday, 30 July 2021

On Monday 19 July, Oak Tree Norman Gardens was transformed into a tropical oasis for a night in Hawaiian paradise event!

Victoria Point Boots and Bling

Victoria Point Boots and Bling

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

“Who knew you could line dance to Sweet Caroline,” chuckled our professional entertainer and impersonator, Billy Guy.  Oak Tree Retirement Villages celebrated Boots & Bling at our Victoria Point village on the weekend with the timeless Fifties classics by Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond. 

Paul's passion for decoupage

Paul's passion for decoupage

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

With over 30 boutique villages in operation from Cairns to Tasmania, about Oak Tree have developed quite a large community of residents, each coming from a different walk of life. Every resident has a unique story to tell, and a different talent to share.

Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Tai Chi, also known as shadow boxing, originated from China several thousand years ago and derives from qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline of martial arts that involves slow meditative body movements that were initially intended for self-defence and to promote relaxation and deep inner peace.

Wellness Week At Oak Tree

Wellness Week At Oak Tree

Thursday, 15 April 2021

During March, a number of Oak Tree communities participated in Wellness Week, a week of free activities and information sessions held at the villages, dedicated to improving the overall wellbeing of local seniors.

Rita Diplock’s amazing poetry

Rita Diplock’s amazing poetry

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Oak Tree Retirement Park Avenue is home to a very talented poet, Rita Diplock. Rita has a passion for poetry and has won a number of competitions for her work, including 2nd place in the Royal Queensland Show’s Bush Poetry Competition!

Top Activities in Moss Vale

Top Activities in Moss Vale

Thursday, 01 April 2021

For a country escape, you really cannot pass on Moss Vale – an agricultural hub located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. Bustling with creative businesses, cafés and bars, Moss Vale is a charming part of the country where vineyards, sweeping farmlands and picturesque gardens await.