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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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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.

Fun activities that help keep your mind sharp

Fun activities that help keep your mind sharp

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

As we move into our later years, taking care of our bodies becomes more important, the brain being no exception. We aren’t physically able to do some of the things we once could, like running a marathon or climbing a mountain.

Exciting times ahead at Oak Tree Dubbo

Exciting times ahead at Oak Tree Dubbo

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Gardening tips for Autumn

Gardening tips for Autumn

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Autumn is upon us, bringing with it a world of opportunity when it comes to your garden! Now is the perfect time to start planning what you’d like to do in your garden, so when April begins you can bring your vision to life. Listed below are a few Autumn gardening tips to help you along the way.

Oak Tree Goodna Event - A Night In Paradise

Oak Tree Goodna Event - A Night In Paradise

Thursday, 04 March 2021

More than 120 guests including residents, local seniors and their families were whisked away to “A Night In Paradise” by Oak Tree Goodna to the islands of New Zealand and Samoa through an event they will never forget.

Top Activities To Do in Rockhampton

Top Activities To Do in Rockhampton

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Rockhampton is a city located in the heart of country Queensland. It is nestled in the Fitzroy Basin, Australia’s second largest river system, and boarded by the mountainous Berserker Ranges, ultimately delivering the perfect combination of coastal and regional living.Listed below are the top things you should do when you’re in Rockhampton.

A close knit community at Oak Tree Park Avenue

A close knit community at Oak Tree Park Avenue

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Being part of a close-knit community is one of the best parts of retirement village life. Take a look at what the residents at Oak Tree Park Avenue got up to this week.

Simple, everyday tasks that can improve your mental wellbeing

Simple, everyday tasks that can improve your mental wellbeing

Thursday, 11 February 2021

If you’re wanting to improve your mental wellbeing, it can be overwhelming at first to know where to begin. The best way to implement lifestyle changes you will stick to is by starting small.

Top Activities in Rutherford

Top Activities in Rutherford

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Located just a short distance from Maitland, Rutherford is hub of community and sporting centres, great shopping and, of course, is on the doorstep of everything the wider Maitland area has to offer.

What a week at Oak Tree Bathurst looks like

What a week at Oak Tree Bathurst looks like

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Choosing the right place for your retirement is about right sizing, not down-sizing. It’s choosing somewhere with the amenities, space and care that’s just right for you. Curious about what that looks like for you? Here are the main features of retirement villages compared to typical aged care facilities and retirement homes to help you choose the best fit.

The Importance Of Companionship For Seniors

The Importance Of Companionship For Seniors

Tuesday, 02 February 2021

When it comes to the health of senior citizens, we often think about the importance of exercise and a good diet to keep the body fit and strong. In doing so, the social component of wellness is often overlooked – in fact, loneliness can contribute to a decline in physical health, with higher rates of obesity, higher blood pressure and risk of heart attack, and more frequent admissions to hospital.