Oak Tree’s Community Centre and appending facilities are at the heart of our Melbourne Retirement Village and are an extension of your home to use at your leisure. Here you can participate in a variety of activities, socialise with friends & family and take advantage of the many services on offer.
Our residents and staff look forward to welcoming you to our community.
My name is Steve, and I am the Village Manager here at Oak Tree Retirement Village Skye.
I’ve been married to my wife Joan for 44 years, and together we share two daughters, six grandchildren, and one great grandson.
Prior to my role at Oak Tree, I worked in the transport industry for 35 years, beginning as a mechanic and moving into various roles including Director and General Manager of $50 million business in the UK.
My last role before leaving the UK was managing a contract on behalf of the local council with a team of dedicated workers delivering meals to seniors. The concept of retirement villages was not well known in England, but having assisted seniors in a small way through an important service for the aged care community, I thought the role at Oak Tree would be a good fit for me.
Personally, I strive to succeed in everything I do, and here at Oak Tree that means ensuring the residents are as comfortable and happy as possible living in the village. Honesty, integrity and professional are the values that drive me every day.
My outside passions include DIY renovation and repairs around the house, repairing my cars, and riding my Harley Davidson on the weekends.
The most enjoyable aspect of my role here is interacting with the residents, and I especially love seeing them satisfied and happy with their lifestyle.
I enjoy assisting people who are making the move to retirement living with the transition of downsizing from their original home to the village and adjusting to the village lifestyle. I feel I can give back to the community through my role, by imparting knowledge to our village community and arranging activities and events for our residents that improve their lives and bring them joy.
I look forward to welcoming you on a tour of our wonderful village.
Oak Tree Retirement Village Skye is situated at 20 McCormicks Road, Skye, just 10 minutes outside of Frankston and 40 minutes south of Melbourne.
Conveniently positioned directly opposite the Skye Shopping Centre for all of your immediate shopping needs, everything is within easy access and there is plenty to do. From throwing a line in or taking a leisurely walk along the beach at Port Phillips Bay, enjoying a game of golf at the public Centenary Park Golf Course or tasting a delicious meal at any one of the various cafes and restaurants near by - there is plenty here to support a care-free retirement lifestyle. Close to medical and hospital facilities and the Frankston RSL, Oak Tree Retirement Village Skye is a prime place to call home.