OVER 50s LIFESTYLE ESTATES

How to choose the right retirement living option

9 tips for finding your ideal over 50’s lifestyle Choosing where you’d like to live in your retirement is a big decision. While you’ll no doubt meet many well-meaning folk who advise you to “go with your gut”, for many of us it’s a better idea to go with a structured decision-making process.

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7 great tips to sell your home more easily

Helpful home selling advice for over 50s It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked at Kensington Gardens – “What’s the best way to go about selling my home so that I can move to a retirement estate?”

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Alan comes home after more than 50 years

When Allan Jordan moved into Kensington Gardens Albury Estate two years ago he had a distinct feeling of déjà vu. After more than 50 years of being away from Albury he felt that he’d finally come home. Allan was born and raised in Albury but moved to Melbourne in 1960 to start Postal Clerk school wi[...]

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"If you build it they will come!"

That line worked for Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella, the Iowa farmer, in the movie Field of Dreams, so Kensington Gardens Albury residents Denis Telford and Peter Hartwigg decided to build a community fire pit behind the residents Clubhouse and see what happened next. Well, unlike the movie [...]

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"Why on earth are you going there?"

When Lorraine McGowan told her many Melbourne friends one day that she had decided to move up to Kensington Gardens Albury Estate she was met with a stunned silence and then the question “Why?” Lorraine explained that as a single person she wanted somewhere to belong, relax and feel secure. Once her[...]

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"I should live so long!"

Before coming to live in Kensington Gardens Estate Albury, Bev and Norm Lee spent nearly 3 years travelling through Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria looking through a huge number of over 50s Lifestyle Villages. Every time they asked when the the pool and Clubhouse facilities would be built, [...]

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“As soon as we drove in we knew…this was it!”

Murray had retired and the world was their oyster. The Bull’s Cruiser sliding out from Metung onto the Gippsland Lakes was idyllic, but it was too far from Melbourne and their family and friends. The Mornington Peninsula was beautiful and much closer to Melbourne but too expensive, as was sadly the [...]

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The straw that broke the camel’s back!

The on-set of fruit fly was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back! After 13 years of living in Melbourne, Wendy and Pat Young decided a 5 acre hobby farm in the Warby Ranges near Glenrowan would be a wonderful lifestyle move in 1978.

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Community support

Flo and Keith Sullivan celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary last July at Kensington Gardens Shepparton. Flo nursed Keith for 18 months before he passed away recently. Before joining the Kensington Gardens community 4 years ago, Flo and Keith had lived in South Shepparton for more than 40 years.

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Kensington Gardens new website

Welcome to our new Website! www.kensingtongardens.com.au Team Kensington is proud to welcome you to our new revamped website. We’ve redesigned our web experience with you in mind. It’s Sleeker. Faster. More Intuitive. In a word it’s 'enhanced'. After extensive research we’ve found that our audience [...]

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