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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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Why It's A Good Time To Downsize

Why It's A Good Time To Downsize

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Often in life, it seems like we outgrow the family home, with not enough space for our kids to grow and learn without stepping on each other’s feet.But then, many years later, a strange occurrence emerges: the family home outgrows you.

Basic Rules of Mahjong

Basic Rules of Mahjong

Monday, 22 June 2020

Mahjong is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China more than 300 years ago

The Top Food Delivery Apps in Australia

The Top Food Delivery Apps in Australia

Friday, 19 June 2020

While getting take away is not something you should indulge in too often, sometimes it’s the perfect solution for when you haven’t had time to do the grocery shop or are too tired to make dinner.

How to avoid getting sick this winter

How to avoid getting sick this winter

Monday, 15 June 2020

As the colder months approach, our chances of catching a cold or coming down with the flu increase dramatically.

IMPROVING MENTAL WELLBEING – STAYING CONNECTED AT OAK TREE

IMPROVING MENTAL WELLBEING – STAYING CONNECTED AT OAK TREE

Friday, 12 June 2020

At Oak Tree, connectivity is at the heart of everything we do, both within and beyond our village gates.

Here are 6 fun ways to make the most of the outdoors after isolation.

Here are 6 fun ways to make the most of the outdoors after isolation.

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

As restrictions are beginning to ease, the prospect of enjoying the outdoors either alone or with the company of friends is finally within reach.

Educational & Inspiring Podcasts for Older People

Educational & Inspiring Podcasts for Older People

Thursday, 04 June 2020

A podcast is a form of audio broadcasting on the web, which can be listened to anytime, anywhere, using your computer or other digital device.

Downsizing: A few simple ways to make your new place feel like home

Downsizing: A few simple ways to make your new place feel like home

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

Although it is a very rewarding change, downsizing can feel daunting, especially if you have lived in your home for many years. At first, the idea of calling a new place home can seem strange, and it can be difficult to say goodbye to a home full of memories.

Isolation ideas come to fruition in Goondiwindi

Isolation ideas come to fruition in Goondiwindi

Friday, 29 May 2020

Our Goondiwindi Hobby Den residents have spent a lot of their time in isolation thinking about what they can make in the village to assist in coming out of Covid-19 times but keeping in line with social distancing measures.

Useful Links for Older Australians

Useful Links for Older Australians

Thursday, 28 May 2020

With so much information floating around on the internet, it's sometimes difficult to know which sites are reputable and have the most recent and accurate information.

Virtual gift giving: great present ideas that you can purchase, and gift from the comfort of your own home

Virtual gift giving: great present ideas that you can purchase, and gift from the comfort of your own home

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Although lockdown laws are slowly being lifted, many people are still making the smart decision to stay at home to ensure their safety. While responsible, this can make buying gifts for loved ones a little difficult and gifting them even more so. Here are four creative present ideas that you can purchase, and gift from the comfort of your own home.

Life is short: Here are 5 things to consider doing after the pandemic

Life is short: Here are 5 things to consider doing after the pandemic

Thursday, 21 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has served as a wakeup call for many across the world. Until now, many of us had never experienced the feeling of not being able to leave the house or see our loved ones. Big life events like this serve as a reminder that life is precious, and short, and we need to make the most of it while we can.

The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Community connection plays a vital role in both our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly during our senior years.

How to keep yourself entertained while you’re at home

How to keep yourself entertained while you’re at home

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Luckily, we live in a time where have the internet and an abundance of digital resources to occupy us during isolation.

Trying to maintain a nutritious diet during COVID-19? Here are some healthy yet delicious substitutes to try!

Trying to maintain a nutritious diet during COVID-19? Here are some healthy yet delicious substitutes to try!

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and nutritious diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially since most of us aren’t getting as much exercise and physical activity as we’re used to! With that being said, it can be hard to curb cravings, particularly when you’re stuck inside so close to the pantry and the fridge.