At Bolton Clarke we are committed to providing peace of mind to our residents with quality living and care options that focus on promoting independence, clarity and transparency, assurance and safety.
As part of our commitment to care, we are pleased to announce that our villages are among the first in Australia to be awarded Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) accreditation.
This accreditation extends upon our level of service and care as a foundation member of the Retirement Living Code of Conduct.
Bolton Clarke's ARVAS accreditation means you can be assured of trustworthy and high-quality services across our retirement villages. Each community is assessed against set standards that reflect the experiences of our residents.
Membership of the Cleveland Uniting Church Men’s Shed is almost rite of passage for many residents living at Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores Retirement Village.
Jason left the United Kingdom in October 2018, and after travelling through the Middle East and Asia had planned to spend a year in sunny Australia. Luckily for the Bolton Clarke community, he ended up staying a lot longer!
Bolton Clarke Chelsea Retirement Village resident Grace Alexander’s story is literally part of the fabric of the Wide Bay community.
Bolton Clarke Rowes Bay Retirement Village resident Bruce has always had a special interest in military aircrafts. As an ex-reservist in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and a Townsville local, he has spent a lifetime researching and studying crash sites in the local area.
RAAF Veteran Dennis Olsen OAM has an impressive 42-year career in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He has been living at Bolton Clarke Tantula Rise since the retirement community opened 14 years ago.
Recently, Bolton Clarke’s Fairways retirement community in Bundaberg held a poignant celebration to honour Veterans. In attendance was Greg Johannesen who was presented with a moving tribute to his late Father.
For residents at Bolton Clarke’s Westhaven community, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has always been one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year.
When family and friends arrive at Bolton Clarke’s Fairways community at Bundaberg, it’s no wonder the face that greets them at the door is familiar. Over the past 20 years Marilyn has become an integral part of the Fairways family.
Bolton Clarke’s 24 retirement villages are among the first in Australia to be awarded Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) accreditation.
Former fashion teacher and Bolton Clarke Breezes retirement village resident Sally James has taken on a new student in her retirement - a nine-month-old Bichon Frise puppy, Keisha – and the pair are teaching each other some new tricks.
For sisters and Bolton Clarke Rowes Bay retirement village residents Margie Scorse and Lynne Clancy there’s no place like home – but that hasn’t stopped them answering the call of adventure to explore Australia in style.
When Jan Tilley decided to downsize to Bolton Clarke’s Carrington retirement village at Parkinson, she didn’t expect to uncover so many connections to community and creativity.
Finding family retiring under one roof might be unusual, but for Baycrest retirement village residents Liz and Craig Winnington and Liz’s brother Lindsay Clarke, it’s the perfect fit.
When Lynda McKewan moved to Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill retirement village at Caboolture, she didn’t first appreciate what a homecoming it would be.
Jan Dale and Christine Magee are proving that at any age, new friendships can be just around the corner.
Frank Flynn has lived his life in pursuit of his two passions, travel and languages. Now he’s discovering a passion for staying home in his new community at Bolton Clarke’s Cazna Gardens retirement village.
Brian and Kathy Thomas say the move to Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores retirement village at Thornlands has helped them wind back the clock.
Community has been an important focus of life for Dorothy Sherratt since her years lived in rugged and icy conditions in the Snowy Mountains during the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.
When Carmel McLellan and her husband Ken moved into Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise retirement village at Alexandra Headlands in May, the last thing Carmel expected was to run into her old school chum
When Lynette Phillips moved from Victoria to Bolton Clarke’s Bongaree retirement village on Bribie Island, she wasn’t expecting to be quite so elated with her choice.
Bob Crothers and Annette Young have a lot they’re thankful for. In the past two years they’ve rekindled their romance after 54 years apart and found their forever home to spend time in together at Bolton Clarke’s Baycrest retirement village in Hervey Bay.
Residents living at Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay retirement village have gathered to say cheers to 30 years of Rowes Bay with a special luncheon and a market day for the whole community.
The community garden at Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise retirement village has been transformed over recent months courtesy of village resident and green thumb Neil Jensen.
Since moving to Bolton Clarke’s Westhaven retirement village in Toowoomba six months ago, Rex and Desley have taken to their new lifestyle like ducks to water.
Seniors from Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise retirement village in Alexandra Headlands have been getting active in a weekly exercise class designed to support balance, agility, and overall fitness.
Downsizing from their family home on a large block was the ‘goldilocks’ move for Robert and Dianne Fraser, who moved to Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine retirement village one year ago.
What better way to start the new year than with a new home? That’s what Ian and Sandra Heslehurst did when they made the move to downsize from their quarter acre at Sunnybank to Bolton Clarke’s Carrington retirement village in Parkinson in January.
For Bolton Clarke Cazna Gardens, Sunnybank Hills resident Judy Jones, the decision to move from her Runcorn home to her village unit was made the minute she walked through the door.
Ellen Campbell knows well the value of having a haven to call home. Growing up in Germany during WWII, it was her mother who shielded her and her siblings and kept them safe. For the past eight years, her home and haven has been Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill retirement village in Caboolture.
It’s clear that mother and daughter Pauline Pavlich and Helen Howarth share a close bond. But not only are they close at heart, but close to hand too, both living in their own units at Bolton Clarke’s Breezes retirement village in Mackay.
For Margaret and John Hetherington, moving to Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay retirement village has given them a lifestyle with the best of both worlds.
Bob Crothers and Annette Young have plenty of reasons to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Two years ago, the high school sweethearts reunited after 54 years apart. Last year, they bought a home together at Bolton Clarke’s Baycrest retirement village in Hervey Bay. This year, they plan to get married.
Sunshine Coast seniors are getting healthy and active with the commencement of a new wellbeing program at Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise retirement village in Alexandra Headlands.
Bolton Clarke Moreton Shores retirement village’s newest author, Heather Coombes, possesses a remarkable resilience, generous spirit and a compassionate heart. They are qualities that shine through in her 2016 book, Marathon Wheeler - a memoir of her life born with cerebral palsy, finding her purpose and pursuing her passions of writing, librarianship and ministry.
David and Elaine Sollars are grateful to have found their haven when they moved to Bolton Clarke’s Baycrest retirement village in February of last year.
For Kathy and Gene Rosenblatt, a whirlwind decision five years ago led to new friendships and the comfort of safety and security in their home at Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill retirement village in Caboolture.
Bribie Island locals David and Pamela Aitchison, Roy Sycamore and Margaret Lambert each live at Bolton Clarke’s Bongaree retirement village – but this is not the first time they’ve shared a home, each having lived in the same house around the corner on Norman Street.
The ladies of Bolton Clarke’s Westhaven retirement village in Harristown know how to keep fit – and have plenty of fun while doing so. During the warmer months, resident Edith Oxenham leads a group of eight regular attendees in twice-weekly water aerobics.
Desley Williams has lived her life in the water swimming rivers, channels and beaches all over the world. Her life-long blue crush has taken her from her hometown of Mackay to the Gold Coast, Victoria and overseas to England and Italy between 1967 to 1982.
With the arrival of summer, residents living at Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise retirement village at Alexandra Headlands have found a way to beat the heat – and keep fit at the same time with weekly water aerobics classes.
The art of hand chiseling wooden toys isn’t very common nowadays, but Bolton Clarke Westhaven, Toowoomba retirement village resident Dennis Law is doing his bit to keep craftsmanship alive this Christmas.
A love of food and country atmosphere are two things Cynthia Press shares with many of her fellow residents at Bolton Clarke’s Westhaven retirement village.
While meditation practice and yoga have become trendy among the younger generation, Bill Sanders and the seniors he instructs in tai chi twice weekly are living proof that you don’t need to be a young social media influencer to take up the practice and reap the mindful benefits.
Residents of Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay retirement village in Townsville have been the happy recipients of some water smart products from Townsville City Council. The roll out has been a great success, putting smiles on residents’ faces and encouraging physical activity in the gardens, proving that sometimes the grass is greener on the other side.
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine retirement village at Murrumba Downs have been keeping busy and taking the lead from their grandchildren to produce some extraordinary clay modelling artworks during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fresh produce from a bountiful vege patch has been a focus of friendship and community for residents at Bolton Clarke’s Sunset Ridge retirement village at Emu Park. Keen gardeners Geoff and Jenny Marquardt started the project and have now got other residents involved with new gardens underway, produce being shared and a herb patch in the offing.
The “Hole in the Wall” café at Bolton Clarke’s Broadwater Gardens retirement village in Port Macquarie has become the caffeine-fueled antidote to social distancing challenges for resident retirees.
Pam Elder never envisioned that when it came time for her to retire, she would end up living in the same retirement village as her parents. But despite it seeming strange at first, Pam has called Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores retirement village in Thornlands her home for the past nine years, living alongside parents Don and Joan Campbell, who made the move three years earlier.
At times like this, the importance of keeping in touch with family and loved ones cannot be understated – particularly for older people. With social distancing, border closures and other protective measures preventing face-to-face contact, Bolton Clarke retirement village residents have turned to technology to keep the connections alive.
The community votes are in, and the water tower out front of Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill community on King St, Caboolture - once used for Secret Intelligence Operatives to practice parachute jumping - is to be painted in honour of our ANZACS.
You’d be forgiven for thinking Almira Argent is too good to be true, such is the level of joy, happiness and positivity she radiates ahead of her 100th birthday on Sunday 31 May. “It’s absolutely wonderful,” she says. “It’s lovely – I’m overexcited.”
With travel restrictions putting a temporary hold on physical travel, residents at Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise community at Alexandra Headlands are giving their taste buds a weekly trip exploring world cuisine. Self-confessed nomad Therese Willey usually splits her time between her two homes. The first is Bolton Clarke’s Tantula Rise retirement village at Alexandra Headlands and the second – the open road.
If empty shelves at gardening centres throughout South-East Queensland are anything to go by, the current social distancing conditions have created a surge of novice ‘green thumbs.’ But for residents at Bolton Clarke’s Westhaven retirement village at Toowoomba gardening is - and always has been - a way of life.
For veterans and residents at Bolton Clarke Baycrest retirement village, ANZAC Day is an important time for reflection and community connection. This year, residents will be Lighting Up the Dawn as they ‘stand to’ on their driveways with support from Hervey Bay RSL sub-branch and Paisley Park Childcare Centre staff, who have provided the residents with handmade candles to mark the commemoration.
For Bolton Clarke Milford Grange resident Ralph Edwards, ANZAC Day has added significance every year. Born in Roma, in central western Queensland, on 21 April 1919 during the final months of World War I, Ralph served Australia in World War II in the Citizens Military Forces and then the Australian Imperial Force, spending time in Labuan, Borneo working on 40,000-gallon prefabricated steel fuel tanks.
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Milford Grange community at Ipswich were on a good wicket this Australia Day long weekend when the inaugural Bolton Clarke ‘big bash’ was hosted in their backyard.
Bolton Clarke Inverpine residential aged care community and retirement village has commemorated Remembrance Day with a special service including poppies handmade by residents from recycled materials.
A career as an army tradesman sent Max Rostron across the world, from contributing to military base builds and humanitarian support in Singapore and Vietnam to helping construct Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House.
For Bolton Clarke Winders retirement living resident Doug Williams, all the world’s a stage. Doug first trod the boards in Canberra in 1963 and more than 50 years later is still actively involved in local theatre.
Bolton Clarke, one of Australia's most experienced not-for-profit aged care and senior living providers, has formalised a key joint venture agreement in China that will see the organisation partner on eight continuing care retirement communities serving one of the country’s largest population centres.
Local craft, plants and produce will be on sale at 40 stalls when Bolton Clarke’s Breezes Retirement Village at Mackay opens its doors for its fourth annual Market Day and Open House on Saturday, 12 October.
Find out more about beachside retirement living in Townsville, join us for a friendly cuppa and meet some of our residents every Thursday from 10am-12pm. No booking required.
Making the move to retirement living was a practical decision for Bolton Clarke Rowes Bay residents Leigh and Penny Douglas, but it’s the community lifestyle they have grown to love.
Every Carnival of Flowers is memorable. But for Bolton Clarke Westhaven retirement village residents, who turned the village bus into a float for Saturday’s grand parade through Toowoomba, sharing the memories of carnivals past was just as important as creating new ones.
The 'Resident Care' standard is not applicable as Bolton Clarke is an Approved Provider of Home Care Services accessed by residents as required.