Take a look at the ‘Living the Life’ videos for an insight into daily life at a Centennial Living village.
Hear From Our Residents
Meet Deb and John, the lovely couple who've embraced the holiday life at Taylors Hill Retirement Village. Deb, who was a dedicated nurse for 43 years, and John, with a long career at Qantas, have found more than a home here—it's an exciting new chapter filled with new friendships and activities. Deb's passion for gardening is evident in the lemon and tangelo trees she tends to with her green thumb. She enjoys sharing her fresh produce through Facebook. Meanwhile, John, an avid woodwork enthusiast, is currently channeling his creativity into crafting Christmas trees. Their favourite part about living here is the wonderful community and the busy social calendar that they now have. There's always something happening—village excursions, restaurant outings, and social gatherings, creating a vibrant close-knit community. What has made their experience special is the acceptance and genuine care within the community, where everyone checks in on each other. Taylors Hill Village is a haven where Deb and John have found a place to call home that is filled with warmth, companionship, and a genuine sense of belonging.~ Deb and John
Meet Sophie, a lovely resident of Burnside Retirement Village for over two years. When health concerns led her to seek additional support, she opted for a serviced apartment. What she enjoys the most about living in a serviced apartment are the chef-prepared meals! With a background in sales, admin, and waitressing, Sophie knows the importance of having a good people around. She's all about that community life, finding comfort in the connections that become even more crucial as time goes on. Her week is packed with exciting activities like aerobics, lawn bowling, indoor bowling, gardening, puzzles, and game days. What she looks forward to the most are the upcoming dinner dances at the village. Here's to Sophie, adding a touch of warmth, laughter, and genuine connection to our community every day!~ Sophie
We came in, in 1997 and I had my 70th birthday in the village. I’ve been lucky enough now to be in the apartments, I’ll be 95 this year and it’s been a fantastic journey
From the day I’ve moved in I’ve loved it. But I loved my house and I loved my garden and didn’t want to leave, we came up to the village and had a look and from the day I’ve moved in I’ve really loved the life here
“We love living at Keilor. Very unsure at first. Extremely sad at leaving our home at Keilor Park after 53 years. I cried many tears. Now I wonder why, because we love it here. Maybe the best thing we ever did.”
"I run a picture movie show Monday night, play bowls and play pool."
“It’s a beautiful lifestyle. It’s like family. We lead our own individual lives here and there is a helping hand just outside the door.”
“As power of attorney for my father after he had a stroke I had to organise upgrading of his care at Burnside Retirement Village. My dealings with Centennial Living in the sale of his previous unit to his new serviced apartment was thoroughly professional. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Centennial Living to any prospective purchasers.”
Prior to my parents decision to move into a retirement village, I had expressed my preference to remain in their own home. Looking back on my parents experience at Cameron Close, I now realise how wrong I was. Their time in Cameron Close has been filled with so many happy experiences and memories.
After living in Keilor for over 40 years, we were sad about leaving this beautiful suburb behind. Thankfully, we didn’t have to. Moving into the Keilor Village meant that we were close to our neighbours – it feels just like home.
I chose Latrobe Village in Reservoir because I live on my own and wanted the security. My unit has a call button that I can use if I get into trouble.
We sold our family home once all the kids had moved out. The Village was the right size for us and we were able to put the savings towards a cruise to celebrate our anniversary.